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Ripon major all-stars drop low-scoring semifinal
Ripon’s minor leaguers roll to District 67 title round
LL Softball All-Stars Ripon-Salida
Joey Myers knocks in Ripon’s lone run in the first inning. - photo by Dave Campbell

Ripon held a one-run lead Tuesday night until the fourth inning, when Salida scored two runs on a two-out error and held on for a 2-1 win in the semifinal of the District 67 Major Division All-Star Softball Tournament at Thiemann Athletic Park.

Ripon took its lead in the top of the first. Bailey Brown walked, took second on a passed ball, went to third on a wild pitch and came home on a groundout by Joey Myers.

Audri Garcia took to the circle for Salida in the second inning and gave up just one hit the rest of the way, racking up 12 strikeouts. Ripon’s best opportunity to score again came in the third inning when Garcia walked the bases loaded with no outs, only to then strike out the side.

Salida loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth inning when Allison Heiser’s infield grounder was misplayed, scoring Beth Degracia and Giana Mungia. Salida went down in order in the fifth inning, as did Ripon in the sixth.

Ripon faces Tracy tonight at 7 in an elimination game with the winner taking on Salida on Thursday at 7 p.m.



Ripon 15, Tracy 4 (4)

Ripon took advantage of 13 walks in the mercy-shortened semifinal game.

Ripon’s Emerson Blake (double) and Layla McNeil were each 2 for 2 with two runs. Macy Nan, Anna Sybesma, Taryn Winters and Brenley Fromm each added two runs for Ripon.

Tracy and Patterson play in an elimination game this afternoon at 5 with the winner advancing to the championship round to face Ripon at 5 p.m.