East County Sports

Little League Baseball 11-12 All-Stars

Section tournaments

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Friday’s games

Sweetwater Valley 18, Rancho San Diego 7 – Sweetwater Valley bombed their way to the Section 7 banner, winning the title game at Fletcher Hills LL.

Rancho Buena Vista 1, San Carlos 0 – RBV won the elimination contest and advances to face Encinitas in the section title game.

Thursday’s games

Rancho San Diego 9, Calexico 6 – Vencel Yousif once again came through in the clutch for Rancho San Diego, hitting a three-run home run in the top of the seventh inning, sending the Dawgs into the title game against undefeated Sweetwater Valley.

Rancho San Diego led 2-0 after 2 1/2 innings, but Calexico took the lead in the bottom half on a three-run home run.

RSD would need a victory Friday night at Fletcher Hills LL to force a deciding championship game in District 7 on Saturday night.

Encinitas 8, San Carlos 6 – Encinitas won a thriller from San Carlos at Escondido National LL at Mountain View Park in Section 6.

Encinitas came in as the seeded-bye, while San Carlos had to win an opening game on Tuesday night for the right to face the defending section champ on Thursday.

San Carlos started to climb back from an 8-1 deficit in the top of the sixth inning, including a monster home run to left field by Jake Lowry (pictured, above), but Encinitas finally thwarted the rally with a runner aboard with a game-ending strikeout. Gio Gigante (pictured, below) lifted a solo home run to right field in the first inning for San Carlos.

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Wednesday’s games

Sweetwater Valley 20, Rancho San Diego 5  (4 inn.) Sweetwater Valley put on an awesome power show that should put the whole region on notice. And that was just in the first inning.

The defending Section 7 champions crushed six home runs in the top of the first, including a grand slam by top slugger Dante Schmid en route to 10 runs in the first frame. Antonio Andrade had two home runs in the first inning and three for the game, while Schmid added another home run later in the game.

Sweetwater Valley won three-straight game in the section tournament last year to advance to the Southern California sub-divisional where losses to stalwarts Encinitas and 2011 Little League World Champion Ocean View ended their shot at Williamsport. Encinitas went on to lose to eventual U.S. runner-up Mountain Ridge (Nev.) last year.

Sweetwater Valley is from South Bay’s District 42, which has produced 2009 Little League World Champion Park View LL and 2013 U.S. champion Eastlake LL.

Calexico 9, Lemon Grove 6 – The visitors from Imperial County used back-to-back home runs in the second inning to erase an early Lemon Grove lead.

Alonzo Richardson blasted a two-run home run to center, giving Lemon Grove a 2-0 lead.

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Tuesday’s games

Rancho San Diego 3 Calexico 1 – Rancho San Diego got to the Little League Baseball 11-12 All-Stars Section 7 Tournament with a impressive display of raw power to win the District 41 championship last week.

On Tuesday, at Fletcher Hills LL, Rancho San Diego showed they can be a force on the mound as well, as the Dawgs defeated the District 66 representatives from Calexico.

Vencel Yousif (pictured, above) tripled home Luke Mansy with a towering shot of the top of the fence just to the right of center field in the first inning, then delivered 5 1 /3 innings, striking out 13 – including eight-in-a-row at one point – as the Dawgs won their tourney opener.

Sweetwater Valley 10, Lemon Grove 0 – At West Hills, powerful Sweetwater Valley of Williamsport-tested District 42 jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning, then extended the lead to 9-0 in the fourth on a three-run home run.

Rancho San Diego and Sweetwater Valley meet for a berth in the Section 7 championship game Wednesday night at Fletcher Hills LL.

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San Carlos 14, Rancho Buena Vista 5 – At the Section 6 tournament, District 33 champion San Carlos opened with a convincing win over Rancho Buena Vista at Escondido National LL at Mountain View Park.

San Carlos had a big uprising in the third inning, as Dylan Bergeson sliced a double into the right-field corner to score Jake Lowrey and Ben Laumakis, then Christian Romero followed with another shot down the first-base line to drive in Bergeson. Gio Gigante (pictured above) added an RBI single to drive in Romero.

 

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District 41 Tournament

Finals

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Friday’s game

Rancho San Diego 5, Lakeside National 4 – Braeden Ross (pictured, above) clubbed a home run to right field for Rancho San Diego for the decisive run as RSD won for the third-straight night, coming from the loser’s bracket to win the Little League Baseball District 41 championship for the third-straight year.

Lefty Luke Mansy tied the game in the second inning with a solo home run to left-center for Rancho San Diego.

Tyler Glowacki lifted one of his patented home run shots just to the left of center field to give Lakeside National a 2-0 lead in the first.

Members of the Rancho San Diego Little League All-Stars also include Cameron Bigley, Brandon Bingham, Justin Carroll, Benjamin Dirksen, Christopher Domes, Jacob Entrekin, Mario Johnson, Dylan Kendall, Aaron Lopez, Trevor Thompson and Vencel Yousif.

Rancho San Diego advances the Section 7 tournament for district champions to be held at Fletcher Hills LL and West Hills LL july 14-18. RSD will face District 22 representative, either winner’s bracket finalist Calexico or challenger winner Imperial or El Centro on July 14 at at Fletcher Hills Little League, the site where  the Dawgs won their district banner.

Rancho San Diego joins fellow East County representative Lemon Grove LL, champions in District 66. Lemon Grove also opens the tournament on July 14 against District 42 representative Sweetwater Valley on July 14 at West Hills LL.

Also advancing to the Section 6 tournament was District 33 champion San Carlos, who will open the tournament on July 14 against Rancho Buena Vista at Escondido National LL at Mountain View Park.

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Thursday’s game

Rancho San Diego 13, Lakeside National 3 – Rancho San Diego forced a deciding game for the Little League Baseball District 41 championship with a homer barrage to defeat Lakeside National at Fletcher Hills.

Braeden Ross clubbed a grand slam to give Rancho a 9-2 lead.

Vencel Yousif hit a solo home run with one out in the third inning to give RSD a 3-2 lead.

Aaron Lopez had a two-run home run for Rancho San Diego to make it 5-2.

The teams will meet again tonight at Fletcher Hills LL for a berth in the Section 7 Tournament, which will be held at Fletcher Hills LL and West Hills LL July 14-18.

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Wednesday’s game

Rancho San Diego 8, West Hills 2 – RSD advanced to the District 41 championship by eliminating West Hills at El Cajon National LL.

Braeden Ross sliced a two-run home run to left-center field in the top of the first inning, giving Rancho a 2-0 lead.

In the second, Mario Johnson (pictured, above) crushed a home run to center field for the Dawgs, then later in the inning, teammate Luke Mansy cracked a three-run home run over the center field fence.

 

Tuesday’s games

Lakeside National 6, Rancho San Diego 5 (7 inn.) At Fletcher Hills, Lakeside National knocked off the district’s top dogs for the last two years to advance to the Little League Baseball District 41 championship.

Tyler Glowacki sliced a double past the left fielder, scoring Cameron Jimenez with the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the seventh inning.

Lakeside National’s Carson Stroman doubled home a pair of runs with two out liner in the gap in left-center field in the top of the third inning for Lakeside National, giving them a 4-0 lead. They would extend the lead to 5-0.

Rancho San Diego’s Aaron Lopez hit a home run in the fourth inning, as part of a rally that saw the Dawgs eventually tie the game 5-5.

RSD was knocked into the loser’s bracket final on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at El Cajon National. Rancho will need to win three-straight games in order to three-peat as District 41 champions.

West Hills 4, Lakeside American 1 – At El Cajon National, West Hills LL remained alive in the District 41 finals, as Steven Cristini went 3-for-4, including a home run in the first inning, and Blake Barber pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run and striking out six.

West Hills advanced to meet two-time defending district champion Rancho San Diego Wednesday night at El Cajon National for the right to face Lakeside National, needing three more consecutive wins in order to win the district banner.

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Wednesday’s game

Rancho San Diego 13, Lakeside American 1 (4 inn.) – At Fletcher Hills, Cameron Bigley hit a two-run home run in the second inning, scoring Aaron Lopez, as Rancho San Diego built a big lead, then teammate Brandon Bingham (pictured, above) immediately followed that up with a solo homer.

Rancho San Diego also defeated West Hills Little League on Thursday night to improve to 2-0. RSD moves into Wednesday’s winner’s bracket final at 6:30 p.m. at Fletcher Hills LL.

Thursday’s game

Lakeside National 9, Santana National 7 – Lakeside National rallied from behind to take the win and advance to Wednesday’s winner’s bracket final. Lakeside National beat Alpine on Wednesday in a finals opener.

 

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Pool Play

Monday’s game

Lakeside National 25, Santee Pioneer 2 – Tyler Glowacki (pictured, above) smashed four home runs, including a pair of three-run home runs and a two-run homer, en route to 10 RBI on the night, as Lakeside National finished pool play with a 3-1 record.

Tuesday’s games

Alpine 16, Jamul 0

Santana National 8, Singing Hills 2

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Swann’s long-ball song could be just start for LALL

Saturday’s games

Lakeside American 12, El Cajon National 2 – Conor Swann (pictured, above) hit two home runs, including a shot to center field in the third inning, while teammate Nick Ruis (pictured, below) hit a three-run home run to left field in the fourth inning to drive home Gabe Dickinson and Swann.

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Rancho San Diego 12, Santee Pioneer 0 – Aaron Lopez hit a solo home run to center field in the top of the first inning as Rancho San Diego jumped out to a big early lead.

Vencel Yousif homered in in the top of the second inning for RSD.

 

West Hills sweeps into District 41 finals

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Friday’s games

West Hills 5, Fletcher Hills 4 (Pool C, at Fletcher Hills) – Kyle Dobyns (pictured, above) hit a go-ahead home run with no outs in the top of the third inning on an 0-1 pitch, giving visiting West Hills the lead.

Earlier, Fletcher Hills’ Sarah Henry (pictured, below) hit a solo home run on an 0-1 pitch with one out in the second inning, giving the hosts a 3-2 lead.

West Hills swept three pool-play games to advance to the District 41 finals.

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Thursday’s games

Rios Canyon 10, Santee Pioneer 0 – Rios Canyon’s Brodey Vaca (pictured, below) hit a solo home run in the third inning, while teammate Carson Feil (pictured, above) homered in the fifth, lifting RC to the Little League Baseball District 41 11-12 All-Stars Tournament win over SP at El Cajon National Little League Thursday evening.

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Wednesday’s games

West Hills 5, Alpine American 1 (Pool C, at Fletcher Hills) – West Hills’ Kyle Dobyns (No. 35) allowed one hit, while striking out eight, and teammate Nathan Keller hit a two-run home run in the second inning for the early lead, as WHLL improved to 2-0 in Pool C of the Little League Baseball District 41 11-12 All-Stars Tournament Wednesday.

 

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Rancho San Diego 14, Lakeside American 2 (4 inn., Pool A, at Santee Pioneer) – Rancho San Diego’s Mario Johnson hit a three-run home run to left field, Jake Entrekin (pictured) hit a two-run homer to left, and Vencel Yousif hit a solo home run to right, as part of a 12-run inning for RSD.

 

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Lunak lifts Rios at last moment

Rios Canyon defeated Rancho San Diego, 10-9, in a wild Little League Baseball District 41 11-12 All-Stars pool play game at Santee Pioneer Monday night.

Nate Lunak shot a two-run double in the with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, driving home teammate Maxwell Bodtke and Carson Fiel with the decisive runs, giving Rios Canyon the walk-off win.

After 3 1/2 innings of scoreless baseball, Fiel hit a three-run home run to center as Rios Canyon scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Benjamin Dirkson hit a three-run home run to center in the top of the fifth inning for Rancho San Diego, who rallied with nine runs of their own to take back the lead.

In District 33 play, Lake Murray defeated North Park, 4-2, behind Luke Williams’ solo home run to right.

Host Lemon Grove and neighbor Spring Valley finished 3-0 in pool play to lead the foursome at the Little League Baseball District 66 regional finals, which are set to begin Tuesday evening.

Lemon Grove outscored its three pool-play opponents, 47-1, while Spring Valley outscored its opposing trio, 40-3, as the two unbeatens in round-robin play.

Lemon Grove faces Southeastern LL, while Spring Valley meets Twin Hills. Should the friendly rivals win, they would the following Tuesday, June 30, at LGLL.

Lemon Grove is the defending district champion, beating SVLL twice in the 2014 finals, including 5-0 in the title game.

Friday, June 26

West Hills 5, Fletcher Hills 4 (Pool C, at Fletcher Hills)

Lakeside National 13, El Cajon Western 3 (5 inn., Pool A, at Santee Pioneer) – LNLL improved to 2-1 in Pool A

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Thursday, June 25

Rios Canyon 10, Santee Pioneer 0 (5 inn., Pool A, at Santee Pioneer)

Wednesday, June 24

West Hills 5, Alpine American 1 (Pool C, at Fletcher Hills)

Rancho San Diego 14, Lakeside National 2 (4 inn., at Santee Pioneer)

Tuesday, June 23

Santee Pioneer 14, El Cajon Western 9 (Pool A, at Santee Pioneer)

Fletcher Hills 20, Jamul 2 (3 1/2 inn., Pool C, at Fletcher Hills)

Monday, June 22

Rios Canyon 10, Rancho San Diego 9 (Pool A, at Santee Pioneer)

Saturday, June 20

Alpine American 10, Fletcher Hills 3 (Pool C, at Fletcher Hills)

West Hills 22, Jamul 1 (3 1/2 inn, Pool C, at Fletcher Hills)

Rancho San Diego 22, El Cajon Western 0 (4 inn., Pool A, at Santee Pioneer)

Lakeside National 9, Rios Canyon 6 (Pool A, at Santee Pioneer)

El Cajon National 3, Santana National 2 (Pool B, at El Cajon National)

Lakeside American 11, Singing Hills 6 (Pool B, at El Cajon National)


 

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District 66 Tournament

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Finals

Host – Lemon Grove

Championship:
Lemon Grove 12, Spring Valley 0 – Alonzo Richardson (pictured, above) homered twice, while teammate Victor Arreola added a two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning, as Lemon Grove captured the Little League Baseball District 66 11-12 All-Stars championship for the second-straight year.

Richardson’s second home run of the game came in the top of the third inning, giving LGLL a 6-0 lead.

 

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Winner’s Bracket Final (Tuesday, June 30):
Lemon Grove 10, Spring Valley 0 – Alonzo Richardson belted a two-run home run, then fellow LGLL slugger Ayden Estrada (pictured, above) also had a two-run shot over right.

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Elimination Bracket Final (three teams remain) (Wednesday, July 1):
Spring Valley 11, Twin Hills  10 – Abraham Sanchez (No. 23, above) scored on a throwing error following a wild pitch, scoring the game-winning run. Earlier, John Pyle hit a three-run home run for Spring Valley to close a once 9-1 deficit to 9-8.

Elimination Bracket Semifinal (four teams remain) (Saturday, June 27):
Twin Hills, 17, Southeastern 1 – Aaron Pulido added another two-run homer in the second inning to make it 6-0.

 

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Opening Round:

Spring Valley 19, Twin Hills 16 – Eric Lopez (SV, pictured above) two-run double.
Lemon Grove 29, Southeastern 0

Tournament Schedule/Results:

Pool Competition Results:


Host – Twin Hills (San Diego)

Spring Valley 12, San Diego American 1
Southeastern 20, Las Palmas 2
San Diego American 13, Las Palmas 3
Spring Valley 12, Southeastern 2
Southeastern 11, San Diego American 0
Spring Valley 16, Las Palmas 0

Pool ‘B’ Tournament
Host – Lemon Grove

Lemon Grove 11, Valley de Oro 1
Twin Hills 14, Encanto 3
Lemon Grove 22, Twin Hills 0
Valley de Oro 11, Encanto 5
Lemon Grove 14, Encanto 0
Twin Hills 7, Valley de Oro 2

Pool ‘A’ Standings W L
Spring Valley 3 0
Southeastern 2 1
San Diego American 1 2
Las Palmas 0 3
Pool ‘B’ Standings W L
Lemon Grove 3 0
Twin Hills 2 1
Valley de Oro 1 2
Encanto 0 3

 


District 33

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Friday’s game

San Carlos 12, Mission Trails 5 – San Carlos played long ball to win the Little League Baseball District 33 11-12 All-Stars championship.

It was the first Little League 11-12 division district banner for SCLL since 2006 when that crew went undefeated at the District 33 tournament

Aaron Wright, Gio Gigante and T.J. Roeder (pictured, below) all smacked home runs as San Carlos went undefeated in the tourney this time to tie together history with that San Carlos LL team.

That San Carlos powerhouse lost the Section 4 title game to Oceanside Valley, 6-5, after winning three-straight games to get to the championship after losing its first game at the tourney.

Gigante had two home runs in the contest and finished with four RBI and three runs scored. Wright’s homer was a two-run blast, while Roeder hit the longest bomb that went all the way across Old Cliffs Rd.

San Carlos heads to the Section 6 tournament this time around, although that tourney doesn’t being until July 14 at Mountain View Park.

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Thursday’s game

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Mission Trails 8, Tierrasanta 4 – At La Mesa National, Mission Trails’ Ryan Abbott (pictured, above) smacked a three-run home run in the second inning for Mission Trails, which earned its way back in into the championship game for a rematch with San Carlos.

Wednesday’s game 

Tierrasanta 7, La Mesa National 3

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Tuesday’s game

San Carlos 8, Misison Trails 1 – Gio Giganti singled home a run through the left side, driving in Dylan Bergeson, as San Carlos had a big rally in the second inning. Mateo Medina (pictured, above) lined to two-run single to left-center.

San Carlos will play in the championship game on Friday.

Monday, June 29

Tierrasanta 12, Allied Gardens 4

La Mesa National 12, Lake Murray 3

Sunday, June 28

San Carlos 14, Lake Murray 2

Mission Trails 5, Allied Gardens 2

Saturday, June 27

Tierrasanta 14, Rolando 4

La Mesa National 9, Serra Mesa 6

Thursday, June 25

La Mesa National 19, Mid City 4

Tierrasanta 16, Chollas Lake/Sunshine 3

Wednesday, June 24

Rolando 8, North Park 1

Allied Gardens 9, La Mesa National 0

Tuesday, June 23

Mission Trails 24, Serra Mesa 3 (At Allied Gardens) – Randy Ruckle hit a pair of grand slams in Mission Trails’ opening win.

San Carlos 8, Chollas Lake/Sunshine 0

Monday, June 22

Lake Murray 4, North Park 2  (at La Mesa National) 

Sunday, June, 21

La Mesa National 11, Tierrasanta 1 (at La Mesa National)

Saturday, June 20

San Carlos 37, Mid City 0 (at Chollas Lake)

Serra Mesa 8, Rolando 1 (at Allied Gardens)

 

Complete regional and national Little League Baseball world championship results at: unpage.org

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