Niko Reitz had a two-RBI double and beat the throw home on Kyle Bagley’s fielder’s choice to cap a six-run fifth inning Sunday for Spreckels Park, ending the second-round contest with Manteca at 13-3 via the mercy rule in the Little League District 67 10-11 All Star Tournament at Spreckels Park Little League.
Manteca took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Nick Grabowski (2 for 3, RBI, double) doubled in James Dennis (2 for 3, two runs). Colton Murillo (2 for 3, RB I) singled in Grabowski. Dennis led off the fifth with a single, took second on a passed ball and stole third before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Reece George to come within 7-3.
Joaquin Duarte (3 for 4, RBI, three runs), Lucas Stackpole (2 for 3, RBI, two runs) and Alex Gatty (2 for 3, double, two RBI, run) led the 12-hit Spreckels Park attack. Kevin Rosenblum Jr. came off the bench for Spreckels Park in the fourth inning and stroked a two-RBI single to spark a four-run inning.
Kainoa Ontai went the distance on the mound for Spreckels Park, striking out six and giving up six hits.
Spreckels Park and Northgate play in a quarterfinal contest Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Northgate 14, Tracy National 2
Xavier Mendez and Jaydan Lopez each had a three-run home run for Northgate on Sunday in a second-round game.
Northgate faces tournament host Spreckels Park in a quarterfinal game Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Northgate 20, Weston Ranch 1
Northgate gave a new definition to the term “big inning” Saturday when Dylan Lee and Ivan Vieira each hit a grand-slam home run in the frame.
Tyler Looney had a two-run home run for Northgate.
Spreckels Park 16, Tracy American 5 (4)
Santi Duarte allowed just two earned runs while handling the pitching duties into the fourth with Gatty coming in to get the last two outs on Saturday.
Spreckels Park scored seven runs in the fourth, six in the second and three in the third.
Gatty (two doubles), Duarte (double), Zac Cook, Ontai were all 2 for 3 for Spreckels Park. Stackpole went 2 for 4 with a double and Bagley