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Ripon 10U all-stars out after two games in Section 6 tourney
Ripon 10U all-stars
Ripon’s Trent Koolhaas is safe at second as Morada’s Charles Foreman waits for the ball. - photo by Dave Campbell

TURLOCK — District 67 champion Ripon’s normally high-octane offense could not get started Saturday, and Morada did just enough to win in by 5-2 in opening-round action of the Section 6 10U All-Star Tournament at Julien Park

Stockton-based Morada, the District 8 champion, converted two Ripon errors into runs in the first inning and never relinquished the lead.

Ripon 10U all-stars
Ripon’s Robbie Nieweg (44) is out by a step by Morada’s Jaydon Macanas. - photo by Dave Campbell

Ripon’s Trent Koolhaas reached on an error to lead off the third and took second on another error. He took third on a Troy Eskes groundout and scored on Chase Rubenaker’s sacrifice fly to narrow the gap to 2-1. That was as close as Ripon would come.

Trailing 5-1 going into the fourth, Ripon’s Jase Blanco led off the inning with a ground-rule double – Ripon’s only hit – took third on Bo Brayton’s groundout and scored on a Robbie Nieweg groundout to make the score 5-2.


Turlock 13, Ripon 3

Nieweg went 2 for 2 and knocked in all three of his team’s runs Sunday.  Rubenaker went 1 for 2 in the season-ending loss.

Six infield errors forced Ripon to use four pitchers – Blanco, Nieweg, Brayton and Connor Paris.