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Spreckels eliminated, Manteca still alive
Anthony Arredondo of Spreckels Park Seniors flips the ball to Steven Rios to force out Trevor Santiago of Turlock American on Saturday in a 16-6 win for Turlock American in the Section 6 All-Star Tournament at Linden High School. - photo by Dave Campbell

LINDEN – It was a rough weekend for the Spreckels Park Senior All-Star team as it suffered two mercy-rule 10-run losses to Turlock American and was eliminated from the Section 6 All-Star tournament at Linden High School.

On Sunday, Turlock American put up seven runs in the first inning and four more in the second before coasting to a 16-6 six-inning win.

Steven Rios (3 for 4, double, three RBI) had an RBI double in the fourth inning and Anthony Arredondo added a two-RBI single to draw Spreckels Park within 12-3. Rios added a two-RBI single in the sixth and Kruse Kelley got Spreckels Park on the board with an RBI in the fourth inning.

On Saturday, Turlock American hit two home runs in the fourth inning – one of them a grand slam – to put up 11 runs in the frame to come from behind and win 18-8.

Spreckels Park took a 5-1 lead going into the bottom of the second inning behind Justin Killian’s two-RBI double and Arredondo’s RBI single in the first inning and a Ryan Bergman two-RBI double in the second. A pair of Turlock American errors and a double by Josh Stephens led to three runs for Spreckels Park in the fourth.

Rios finished 2 for 4.

Manteca won Saturday and lost Sunday in the 11-12 All-Star Tournament at Western Little League in Stockton.

Three early home runs by Turlock American got Manteca down early on Sunday and with just three singles – one each by Isaac Maldonado, Dylan Gross, and Kenji Breitenbucher – Manteca could not recover in a 4-1 loss.

Jacob Moon hit a leadoff home run for Manteca on Saturday in a 12-0 win over Linden.

Moon’s long shot was just the beginning. Zach Chamberlain led off the second inning for Manteca with a solo home run and later in the frame Chase Costa hit a grand-slam home run.

But the second-inning Manteca bats were just getting warmed up. Chamberlain and Ferrin Manuleleua added back-to-back home runs – Chamberlain’s second of the inning as part of a 10-run, eight-hit onslaught.

Isaiah Perez, Dylan Gross and Moon combined for the four-inning mercy-rule shutout.

Manteca continues play today in consolation action at 5:30 p.m.

Manteca eked out a 3-2 victory over Delta on Saturday in the 10-11 All=Star Tournament in Turlock.

Nico Ilardi had a hand in all three Manteca runs, scoring on a hit by Jacob DeFrenchi in the first inning and plating Vince Hernandez on a two-run home run in the second inning.

Manteca used a pitching-by-committee approach to win the game, with River Weahunt getting the start followed by Tyler Kiser, Christian Tonna and Jacob DeJesus. In the sixth inning with runners in scoring position for Delta, DeJesus induced a pair of ground balls and a strikeout to end the game.