STOCKTON — Linden took advantage of 10 walks issued by Northgate with two hit batters and five errors and put up just seven hits in defeating Northgate 20-5 via the mercy rule in four innings Monday in the consolation final of the Section 6 9-10-year-old All-Star Tournament at Christa McAuliffe Middle School.
Trailing 16-0 going into the third, Northgate’s Blake Mount (2 for 3, two runs) laced a two-out double. Quinn Martinez followed with a walk and Noah Navarro singled in Mount. Linden then ran into some pitching problems of its own, issuing three walks with George Mendoza’s walk plating Martinez and Hunter Canady’s walk scoring Navarro.
Mount singled and Martinez walked in the fifth and both scored on D’Angelo Canela’s single.
Morada 16, Northgate 7
Morada jumped out to an 8-0 lead after three innings and sealed the consolation final win with eight runs in the fifth inning on Bruneel Field.
John Perazzo got Northgate on the board in the fourth inning when he batted in Luke Abrew on a fielder’s choice. Tyler Looney then brought Northgate within 8-4 on a three-run home run, scoring Dylan Lee and Perazzo.
Justin Severson, Xavier Mendez and Abrew (two runs) all reached in the fifth for Northgate and worked their way around to score to come within 8-7 before Morada busted loose in the bottom of the frame with eight runs.
Manteca 11, Morada 0 (5)
TURLOCK — The consolation final win for Manteca started and ended the same way — with a Tyler Paul Wentworth home run.
Wentworth led the Manteca 12-hit parade at Julien Field, starting the game off with a home run and belting a grand slam to end the game on the mercy rule in the fifth, scoring Rex Watson (double, two runs), Jojo Brizuela (2 for 3, double, run) and Diego Esparza.
Following Wentworth’s leadoff home run, Blake Mejorado made it 4-0 in the first inning with a three-run home run, scoring Landon Chamberlain (double, run) and Nate Dorn (2 for 3, RBI, run).
Manteca added three runs in the second inning. Watson led off the frame with a single and came in on Wentworth’s single. Garrison Reis (2 for 3, RBI, double, run) doubled in Wentworth and running for Reis, Connor Navarro scored on a single by Dorn.
Chamberlain was masterful on the mound, picking up the complete-game win, throwing six strikeouts while allowing just two hits and five walks.
Manteca moves into the championship hunt tonight and will face Turlock American at 7. Manteca must win to force a winner-take-all tilt on Wednesday.