The Tracy Major National Phillies confirmed their spot in the TOC, which will begin for the Phillies at 1:30 p.m. Saturday against the champions from Patterson Little League. The District 67 tournament is hosted by Lathrop Little League, and all games will be at Mossdale Park in Lathrop. It’s a double-elimination tournament with games all next week, and the championship game will be June 27.
The Tracy Major American spot in the District TOC is still up for grabs after the Tigers beat the Rangers on Thursday, June 17. The Rangers could have advanced with a win Thursday, but the double-elimination format means they will play one more time Friday afternoon at Jefferson School, with the winner of Friday’s game going straight to the second-round game Sunday in the district TOC.
In Tracy Little League’s Minor A division, both National and American titles will be decided Friday afternoon. The Phillies and Nationals will play for the Minor National title Friday afternoon at Jefferson School, and the Yankees and A’s will play for the Minor American title Friday at Monticello School. Major National Phillies 7, Brewers 4
A seven-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning launched the Phillies into the lead Thursday at Jefferson School.
The game went scoreless for the first four innings until the Brewers worked the bases and got a couple of key hits to take a 3-0 lead. Kyle Pendleton and Matthew Nunes both walked, Noe Arrambide and Joey Mellick both singled, and Emilio Gutzman reached on an error in the three-run rally.
The Phillies wasted no time in the bottom of the fifth as Daryn Higaki walked and Ryan Rivera and Nick Sansoni both singled and all three came around to score to tie it up. Zach Cortright singled, Jeremias Depiero was hit by a pitch and Gabe Culver singled to load the bases.
Brian Kronenberg then blasted a double out to the right-field fence to drive in three runs and give the Phillies the lead, and he came in to score when Tomas Landeros singled, making it a 7-4 game.
Taylor Mellick singled and came around to score for the Brewers in the top of the sixth. Antonio Gigliotti singled, Peter Van Katwyk reached on an outfield error and Marco Gigliotti reached on a walk to load the bases, but the Phillies defense held on for the win.
Landeros pitched 4-2/3 innings for the Phillies struck out six batters and allowed two runs. Nick Sansoni got the win after he came in in the top of the fifth, pitched 1-1/3 innings, struck out three batters and allowed two runs. Kronenberg had two hits and Nick Yanke also doubled.
Antonio Gigliotti pitched 4-1/3 innings for the Brewers and struck out six batters, and Nunes pitched two-thirds of an inning and struck out two batters. Taylor Mellick was his team’s leading batter with two hits. Major American Tigers 2, Rangers 0
The Tigers stayed alive in the race for the league championship with a 2-0 win over the Rangers on Thursday at Jefferson School.
It was a scoreless game until the top of the fifth, when Bailey Krogh reached on a walk and Spencer Grover followed with a double. Matt Case singled to bring in two runs. It was all the Tigers needed as they shut down the Rangers in the bottom of the fifth and got out of a jam in the bottom of the sixth when the Rangers loaded the bases but were denied a chance to score.
The Tigers’ Case pitched 4-1/3 innings, struck out nine batters and got the win. Christian Rosette pitched 1-2/3 innings and struck out three batters. Case and Isaac Sandoval led at the plate, each going 3-for-3.
Cameron Bachetti pitched five innings for the Rangers and struck out seven batters. Matt Sullivan pitched the sixth inning and struck out two. Junior Division
Tracy Little League did not have a local tournament but instead sent five teams to the District 67 Tournament of Champions, hosted by Weston Ranch Little League at Paul Weston Park.
The Tracy Little League Giants reported two wins in the opening rounds. Scores for the other teams were not available.
The Giants took a 15-3 win over the Weston Ranch Storm on Saturday, June 12. Jordan Kirby pitched three innings and struck out four batters for the win, and Spencer Blackwell pitched three innings and struck out five. Leading batters were Marc Anchartechahar and Justin Watzke, who each drove in runs, and Casey Bishop, who doubled.
The Giants beat the Salida A’s, 18-8, on Wednesday, June 16. Oliver Messier pitched three innings and struck out four for the win, and Blackwell pitched three innings and struck out three. Blackwell got five hits, including a double, and drove in five runs, both Bishop and Messier doubled twice and singled. Grant Kuczma tripled and singled and batted in two runs. Chris Coykendall batted in three runs and Anthony Singh drove in two. Jonathan Palmer knocked in one on a sacrifice bunt.