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LITTLE LEAGUE THURSDAY AND SOME OTHER NOTES

by / Friday, 19 July 2013 / Published in News

The Local Little League season might be over.

And then it might not.

One result that hasn’t been reported as of yet is deciding whether there is any more action. 

The game was Thursday’s second game in the Junior Tournament at Healdsburg.    Mark West met Benicia in the game for the section championship .  That was after Benicia defeated Mark West 7-5 in a game that started at 5 pm.  That forced a game between the two at 8 pm.

As soon as we get results we will let you know.

The other two teams it turned out to be a disappoint night.

10-11 at Mill Valley

Next year when these two teams are a year older and compete in this tournament, remember this playoff just in case Mill Valley and Petaluma National meet again. 

They have started a thing.

The two teams met for the third time in the Section Championship and for the third time the game was decided in the sixth inning.  The teams had traded walk off grand slam wins to get to the title game.

Mill Valley won this game 8-7 to eliminate Petaluma National and move onto the regional. 

Thanks to a five run third, Petaluma National carried a 6-1 lead into the fifth inning.  Mill Valley scored four in the fifth to get back in it and then took the lead 8-6 with a three run sixth.

Petaluma National just missed a third walk off win between these two teams.  They scored a run in the sixth and had runners at first and third when the game ended.

SENIORS at Terra Linda High School

El Molino also lost a one game to Concord American 4-3 in the section championship.   El Molino lost two out of three to Concord American in the tournament.

OTHER NOTES

Maria Carrillo’s Andrew Vaughn has been named to the USA National U15 team.   Forty players were picked to try out for the team.   After five days of workouts, twenty players made the final cut.

The team will train next week at the National Training Center in North Carolina, which includes two practice games against a local team.   All this is in preparations for the Pan American Championship in Columbia which begins July 26th.

Part of the tryouts included a series of intersquad games in which Vaughn hit .412.

As a freshman, Vaughn hit .309 for the Maria Carrillo baseball team, who finished in second place in the North Bay League race behind Casa Grande…

The unofficial beginning of the High School Football season begins on Saturday with the 40th Annual Kiwanis All Star Football game between the graduating seniors of the North Bay League and Sonoma County League.  

The kickoff is at 8 pm at Montgomery High School.

That isn’t the only action going on. 

The Santa Rosa Girls basketball team is hosting a basketball tournament beginning today.  The games are at SRJC and SRHS.  Teams in the tournament include Analy, Sonoma, Windsor and Santa Rosa.   The tournament runs through Sunday and includes a Saturday afternoon barbeque at the high school.

My email address is jacpasquini@comcast.net

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