TRACY — Seth Dunn led a 16-hit parade for the Lathrop Giants on Monday, going 4 for 4 with a triple and five RBI as they outlasted the Salida Dodgers 18-9 in consolation action of the District 67 Majors Tournament of Champions at Legacy Fields.
Lathrop led 11-5 going into the fifth inning when Salida picked up four runs to come within 11-9. The Giants exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth and then got out of the sixth with the Dodgers going down in order thanks to a double play.
Lathrop got six hits in the fifth with two of the first three being triples – Caleb Van Wetter led off the frame with a triple and came in to score on Justin Tisdell’s single and Tisdell scampered home on a three-bagger by Jyrus Faustorilla. Dunn, Jayden Tover and Billy Stromgren all had RBI singles in the inning.
Tover (3 for 3, home run, double, three RBI) got the Giants off to an early lead with a three-run home run in the first inning.
In a five-run Lathrop third, leadoff batter Chris Pittman (2 for 3, double, three runs) started the inning with a double followed by a Hernalijo Bolanos walk and a two-RBI triple by Dunn. Tover then doubled in Dunn before coming around to score on a throwing error and Tisdell later scored on a triple by Eli Silva.
The Giants scored three in the fifth when Nazir Jones-McCue doubled in Faustorilla and Dunn singled in Jones-McCue and Pittman.
Lathrop will play Patterson or Northgate on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. The Manteca Giants downed the Mountain House Cubs 14-0 on Monday and will face either Spreckels Park or Tracy National at 5:30 p.m.
Northgate Orioles 16
The Orioles were eliminated from the tournament with the one-run loss at Brock Elliott School.