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Spreckels Park tops Manteca in Juniors
Aiden Burk of Spreckels Park is hit by a pitch on Sunday in a 14-1 win for Northgate in the District 67 10-11 All-Star Tournament at Monticello School in Tracy. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

TRACY – An error away from combined perfection.

 Rafael Diaz, Christian Cruz and Slyder Blyth of Spreckels Park combined to blank Manteca 11-0 in five innings Sunday in the District 67 Juniors All Star Tournament at Monticello School. The only baserunner for Manteca reached on an error in the second inning.

 Diaz started and pitched two innings, striking out two. Cruz faced five batters and struck out three and Blyth faced the last four batters and struck out one. Manteca did not get a ball out of the infield.

 Diaz (home run, four RBI) set the tone for Spreckels Park in the first inning, belting a two-run home run. Diaz added another RBI when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fourth inning and another on a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

 Blyth Drew a bases-loaded walk in the second for an RBI and Cruz (triple, four RBI) followed Blythe with a bases-clearing triple.

 Spreckels Park added seven runs in the fourth and fifth innings before the game was called due to the 10-run mercy rule. In those two frames Manteca committed three errors while Spreckels Park had just two hits while drawing four walks and having one batter get hit by a pitch.  

 Spreckels Park faces Tracy National today at 5 p.m.



Northgate 7, Patterson 1

Details not available at press time.



Northgate 14,
Spreckels Park 1 (5)

Northgate pitching knows how to handle pressure.

 Sunday at Monticello School, Spreckels Park loaded the bases with no out in the second and third innings against Northgate’s Willie Segura but could only manage one run. Anthony Flores relieved Segura in the fourth and had the bases loaded with one out but struck out the next two batters. Nolan Bagley drew a bases-loaded walk to plate Cruz Richer for the lone Spreckels Park run.

In an eight-run fifth Northgate took advantage of four Spreckels Park errors and belted out six hits. Mitch Lill (2 for 3, double, two RBI) had a two-RBI double in the frame and Anthony Flores (3 for 3, two doubles, two RBI) had an RBI double.

 Segura (3 for 4, home run, three RBI) and Carlos Alvarez (2 for 4, double) rounded out the 13-run hit parade for Northgate.

Northgate faces either Tracy American or Tracy National on Thursday at 5 p.m.



Weston Ranch 6, Lathrop 5

A pair of two-out Lathrop errors led to three Weston Ranch runs in the third inning and a 5-4 lead that Weston Ranch would not relinquish Saturday at Northgate Park.

 With Weston Ranch’s Steve Vickers on second and Jose Aguilar on first, Matris Deanda hit into what appeared to be an inning-ending groundout. The play at first was mishandled, allowing Vickers to score. Dyllan Tanner came up next and his fly ball to the outfield was misplayed, scoring Aguilar and Deanda for the 5-4 lead.

 Lathrop’s big inning was a three-run third. Don Propes reached on an error and Chatin Sadhra and Caleb Van Wetter followed with walks to load the bases. Leadoff batter Nick Galloway (2 for 3, walk, two RBI) hit a two-run single that scored Propes and Sadhra and Seth Dunn grounded out to score Van Wetter to give Lathrop a short-lived 4-2 lead.

Dunn singled in the first inning and eventually scored on a passed ball. In the fifth, A.J. Duenas reached on an two-base error for Lathrop, stole third and came home off the bat of Josh Gutierrez, closing to within 6-5.

 Aguilar walked in the first inning, took second and third on passed balls and came home on a single by Namir Paris. Paris too advanced to third on passed balls and stole home for a 2-0 lead. In the fourth, Andrew Montana doubled for Weston Ranch, stole third and came home when the throw to third sailed into the outfield to make the score 6-4.

 Manteca and Weston Ranch played on Sunday and the results were not available at press time.


Manteca 7, Patterson 3

Cody Wiggins pitched four innings for Manteca and gave up just one earned run. Tyler Paul Wentworth and Alex Murrietta came on in relief to pitch scoreless fifth and sixth innings.

 Wiggins added two insurance runs in the fifth with a two-run double.

 Manteca and Weston Ranch played on Sunday and the results were not available at press time.