STOCKTON — Spreckels Park defeated Tracy 6-1 Wednesday in the championship game of the Little League District 67 Senior All-Star Tournament hosted by Weston Ranch Little League.
For the second night in a row Tracy scored first and for the second night in a row it did not matter as Spreckels Park came from behind Wednesday to defeat Tracy 6-1 for the Little League District 67 Senior Championship at Weston Ranch Little League.
Tracy took a 1-0 lead into the third inning when things went south. Six walks, two errors, a hit batter and an RBI single by Jesse Babauta led to all six Spreckels Parks runs. Spreckels Park had just three other hits with Nick Osegura, Jaden Pina and Tyler Holmes each getting a single.
Stellar defense by the middle of the Spreckels Park infield contributed to the win. In the fourth inning shortstop Tanner Peterson ranged quickly to his left past second to snag a grounder and got back to the bag for a force out. Two batters later second baseman Osegura did a mirror image of Peterson’s play, ranging to his right and throwing to first for the out.
Jesse Ochoa went the distance for Spreckels Park, allowing just four hits.
Spreckels Park 8, Tracy 3
Spreckels Park scored all eight of its runs in the final three innings Tuesday.
Joe Bothelio and Osegura were both 2 for 4 with Bothelio hitting a two-RBI single and Osegura having an RBI single with both coming in the fifth inning. Babauta went the distance forSpreckels Park, striking out five and retiring nine of the last 11 batters he faced.
Northgate B 11,
Tracy National A 7
Tyler Toste went 3 2/3 innings and struck out eight Wednesday going 2 for 3 with two RBI for Northgate B in consolation action at Northgate Little League
Tyler Looney finished the game for Northgate B, striking out three in 2 1/3 innings and going 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBI. Isaiah Roa was 2 for 3 with a double and two runs, Jake Cunial was 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs, Luke Abrew was 2 for 4 with two RBI and a run and Nick Ridgwell rounded out the Northgate B attack with an RBI.
Also on Wednesday, Salida ‘A’ eliminated Spreckels Park with a 5-4 win in eight innings.