Manteca’s Tyler Paul Wentworth led the game off with a home run and added a two-run shot in the second inning for two of his team’s four home runs in a 12-2, four-inning win over Spreckels Park in the semifinal of the District 67 10-11-year-old All-Star Tournament at Northgate Little League’s Gillen Field.
Garrison Reis belted a three-run home run that scored Seth Van Dyk and Eli Terpsma, and Terpsma plated Wentworth with a two-run shot in the third inning.
Nate Dorn was 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI single that score Jojo Brizuela in the second. Brizuela had reached on a double that scored Blake Mejorado.
Van Dyk pitched into the third and struck out four, allowing four hits and two runs. Terpsma finished out the game, retiring four in a row with a strikeout.
Troy Morrow laced a two-out double for Spreckels Park in the bottom of the first and scored on Rylan McDonald’s single. Spreckels Park got its other run when Nate Guevara singled in Noah Aguirre in the second inning.
Spreckels Park faces Northgate on Saturday morning at 9 in the consolation final with the winner playing Manteca on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. for the championship.
Northgate scored 10 runs in the first inning and never looked back.
Nolan Mix had the big bat for Northgate, going 4 for 4 with two triples and four runs. Greg Adams belted a grand-slam home run and Ivan Alvarez was 2 for 3 with three runs. Fernando Alaniz scored twice and tripled.
Northgate faces Spreckels Park in the consolation final Saturday morning at 9.
Mountain House 0 (4)
It was the home-run derby for Northgate with four being lifted out of the yard in the semifinal of the 11-12-year-old semifinals at Manteca Little League’s Lincoln Park.
Tyler Looney hit two over the fence – a three run shot in the second inning that plated John Perazzo and Jack Cunial and a solo shot in the third. Luke Abrew was 3 for 3 with a two-run home run in the second — his first ever — that scored Lucas Krenz along with a double and three runs. Xavier Mendez added a solo shot in the third.
Abrew started on the mound and pitched into the third, striking out five, walking one and allowing one hit. Krenz finished out the game, retiring the five batters he faced in order with one strikeout.
Saturday morning at 10 Northgate will play the consolation-bracket winner for the championship.