Manteca and Lathrop both tallied six runs in the third inning Saturday, but that was all Lathrop could muster as Manteca rolled to a 16-6 five-inning mercy-rule win in opening-round action of the District 67 11-12 All-Star Tournament at Northgate’s Bassie Field.
Manteca racked up 12 hits to just three for Lathrop. Quinn Martinez started on the hill for Manteca, striking out the first four batters he faced and five out of the first six.
Manteca jumped out to an 11-0 lead going into the bottom of the third, racking up 12 hits. Eddie Anthony led the Manteca hit parade, going 3 for 4 with two RBI, a double and three runs. Maddox Melendez went 2 for 2 with an RBI and a run, Chris Chavez (two RBI, triple, three runs) and Isaac Acuna (RBI, run) were each 2 for 4 and Nate Moore had two RBI and a run.
Manteca leadoff hitter Quinn Martinez did his job, reaching base five times and scoring four runs with a pair of walks, two fielder’s choices and an error.
Lathrop got its six third-inning run on just two hits. Manteca pitching hit a rough spot, giving up six walks in the frame. Xavier Ealy had a bases-clearing triple in the frame for Lathrop and Efren Diaz-Rodriguez doubled and scored in the inning for Lathrop.
Manteca downed Ripon 11-2 on Sunday and will face Spreckels Park in the semifinal Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Spreckels Park 13, Northgate 3 (5)
Spreckels Park put up five first-inning runs Sunday as well as belting a pair of home runs and never looked back in the mercy-rule win on Gillen Field.
Ricardo Anaya (3 for 4, two RBI, run) had a two-RBI single for Spreckels Park in the first inning and Jacob Morrow had an RBI single.
Wyatt Bauer pitched the first three shutout innings for Spreckels Park, allowing just 1 hit while striking out five including three in a row in the third inning. Bauer owned the plate as well, going 3 for 4 with a three-run home run in the fifth inning and two runs. Elijah Castaneda came off the bench for Spreckels Park in the third inning and belted a two-run home run.
Chris Stackpole scored three runs for Spreckels Park, going 2 for 3.
Northgate got all three of its runs in the fifth inning, with Adan Rosas and Collins Schluer both scoring on a hard-hit error off the bat of Anthony Oteri. J.P. Abrew singled in Harris.
Spreckels Park advances to the semifinal against Manteca on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and Northgate will play in a consolation contest on Wednesday at 5:30.
Manteca 11, Tracy American 1 (4)
Luis Rivera kept Tracy American in check throughout the four-inning mercy-rule contest at Legacy Fields, sending Manteca to the quarterfinals.
Rivera struck out eight, allowing one earned run behind just three hits and one hit batter.
Madden Melendez (1-2 double, two runs, walk, double) and Luis Rivera (1 for 3) both had two RBI for Manteca. Brixton Ortiz (2 for 2, two runs), Logan Qualls (1-1, run) and A.J. Pettinato (1 for 1, run) each added an RBI and Brody Carabello went 1 for 2 with a walk and two runs.
Manteca plays Spreckels Park today at 5:30 p.m. in a quarterfinal contest.
Manteca 20, Weston Ranch 0 (3)
TRACY – Fourteen hits and 10 walks led to 20 Manteca runs in opening-round action Friday.
Melendez led the Manteca attack, going 3 for 3 with an inside-the-park home run and a double. Rivera also had an inside-the-park homer, going 2 for 3 with a walk. Fabian Nuno (3 for 3, double), Qualls (2 for 2, triple), Felix Rodriguez (2 for 2) and Ortiz (1 for 1, double) rounded out the Manteca offense.
Manteca had a no-hitter in the three-inning contest. Jesse Garibay (1.1 innings, two walks, strikeout) and Brody Carabello (1.2 innings, four strikeouts, no walks) split the pitching duties.
Northgate 8, Tracy American 7
Levi Baca came up huge for Northgate on Monday, swinging a monster bat and dealing from the mound under extreme pressure down the stretch.
After taking the hill in the fifth inning with two across, Baca allowed a run on a single to tie the game. Then, with the bases loaded he summoned a strikeout to end the inning in a 6-6 tie.
With Northgate leading 8-6 going into the bottom of the sixth, Tracy American loaded the bases with one out and tallied a run on a groundout, putting the tying run on third and the walk-off run on second with two out. Baca then nailed a called strike three to end the game.
Baca (3 for 4, home run, double, triple, three runs) led off the sixth with a single and scored on Christopher Jose’s double to put Northgate ahead 7-6. Running for Jose (3 for 4, three RBI, double), Ryder Tomkins made the score 8-6 when he scored on a single by Brayden Knott (two RBI).
Isaiah Ahio and Ryan Alves each added a double for Northgate.
Northgate plays either Ripon or Lathrop on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Northgate 11, Mountain House 4
Eight Northgate batters scored a run in the consolation win Sunday, including Brayden Knott who reached base three times.
In the top of the first inning, Baca (1-2, home run, two walks, two runs) got Northgate on the board with an inside-the-park home run that rolled all the way to the fence in right field.
Northgate followed that up with five runs in the second behind an Ahio RBI single and a two-run double off the bat of Jose (2 for 2, two RBI, double, walk, hit by pitch, run).
Mountain House then cut the lead to 6-4, but Northgate put two on the board in the fifth with three straight extra-base hits – a triple by Aidan Pullen (2 for 3, RBI, triple, 2 runs) and back-to-back RBI doubles by Lincoln Coenenberg (1 for 2, RBI, double, walk, run) and Daryl Carpenter (RBI, double, walk, run).
Carpenter came on in relief with the bases loaded in the second inning and ended the threat with a strikeout. Alves took the mound with one out in the third inning and pitched into the sixth inning striking out three. Ryan Allen retired all three batters he faced in the sixth to end the game.
Ryann Medina played a solid centerfield, throwing a runner out at the plate in the fourth and he had two putouts in the fifth.