The Manteca Little League Red Sox took advantage of six walks to put up 12 first-inning runs and never looked back in a 21-8 win over the Northgate Giants in junior division action at Morenzone Field.
Matt Dunham and Christian Tonna each pounded out three hits and combined for nine RBI for the Red Sox. Matthew Murray, Briggs Alavezos and Nate Schatmier each had two hits for Manteca.
Ryan Zimmerman started on the mound for the Red Sox and cruised through the first three innings, striking out three and walking one.
Mets 5, Cardinals 4
Cardinals second baseman Jack Cunial came up with a triple play to help keep the game close.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the fifth and the Mets leading 5-4, Mets leadoff batter Jacob Peterson lined a bullet to Cunial who snagged the ball, doubled up the runner on second and threw to first to catch that runner off the bag for the triple play.
Ashton Heath pitched into the fourth for the Mets before giving way to Luke Weaver. Heath struck out two and allowed two hits.
Weaver struck out five and allowed three hits. Dylan Stokes led the Mets attack, going 2 for 2 with a double. Weaver was 2 for 3 with a double and Jayden Lopez was 2 for 2. Peterson doubled and scored two runs.
Ryan Vanarsdell and Dylan Lee split the pitching.