Youth baseball leagues have completed their spring season and are preparing to get into their summer tournaments.
Tracy Babe Ruth finished its local tournaments this week, with Thursday night games at the Tracy Sports Complex to decide division champions for the 9-10 (Minor) and 11-12 (Major) divisions.
In the Major division, the Cubs and Orioles played a second game in the double-elimination bracket following the Orioles’ 10-2 win over the previously undefeated Cubs. The Minor division Orioles and Giants also played Thursday, with a second game possible on Tuesday if the Giants beat the previously undefeated Orioles.
After that, Babe Ruth players head into all-star play starting June 18, with the 9-10 division playing in Ripon and the 11-12 division playing in Oakdale. The 7-8 All Stars will go straight to their Central California Cal Ripken state tournament.
Tracy and Mountain House Little League will begin the District 67 Tournament of Champions next Friday, with tournaments for Minor, Major and Junior teams in Manteca and Stockton through June 25 and all-star tournaments to follow.
Scores reported include:
Tracy Babe Ruth
7-8 championship: Tigers 5, Giants 4
The Tigers’ Dominic Moore hit a two-run home run in the second inning to spark his team’s 5-4 win over the Giants on Tuesday at the Tracy Sports Complex. Anthony LaVelle pitched four innings for the Tigers to get the win. The Giants’ leading batter was Jaydee Herrera, who went 2-for-4 at the plate.
Tracy Little League
Major National championship: Rockies 10, Braves 0
The Major National Rockies won their local division title with a shutout of the Braves on May 27 at Jefferson School. Kyle Mulhern pitched a perfect game, his second of the season. He struck out 10 batters and the Rockies defense got two more on ground-outs, ending the game after four innings on the mercy rule. Mulhern also went 2-for-2 at the plate and batted in two runs.
Minor National championship: Rockies 6, Braves 4
The Minor National Rockies won their fourth consecutive division title with a 6-4 win over the Braves at Monticello School on May 27. The Rockies’ Alijah Gandall doubled twice, singled and batted in a run, and teammate Melissa Romero doubled, singled and batted in two runs. Jordan Witherspoon and Ryan Dunniway also had two hits each for the Rockies.
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