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Ripon 11U falls to Turlock National in Section 6 final
Ripon 11U all-stars
Turlock’s Jayden Stewart is safe at home as the ball is loose in front of Ripon’s Jessy Vega. - photo by SEAN KAHLER

STOCKTON — Pitching can be a premium deep in the all-star playoffs, and it was a premium Ripon did not have Tuesday night, as Turlock National took the championship banner in the Section 6 11U All-Star Tournament with a 17-7 five-inning mercy-rule win at Christa McAuliffe School.

Turlock National scored its first 10 runs on just two hits and totaled just five hits. Fourteen walks, three hit batters and six errors dug just too deep of a hole for Ripon to climb out of.

Conversely, Ripon hammered out eight hits while leaving 11 runners stranded, seven in scoring position.

Hudson Rushing (run), Gio Sandoval (run), Jesse Hernandez and Mason Dodson reached base three times apiece. Jessy Vega (2 for 3, RBI, two runs), Maverick Brum (2 for 2, two runs), Bronson Dietrich (RBI, double, run), Logan Alexander (two RBI) and Benji Sybesma (RBI) rounded out the Ripon attack.