The Turlock American All-Star 11 year old team played for the District 10 Championship on Sunday against River Park. Turlock American 11’s were undefeated at 4-0 going into the Championship game which gave them the upper hand as River Park would have to beat Turlock twice to win the District.
The game was good and close. After 6 innings, Turlock was tied with River Park at 6-6. In extra innings, Turlock ended up losing a tough game 8-6.
Turlock played River Park for the District 10 Championship again on Monday in Madera in a “winner takes all” game.
By the second inning Turlock had fell behind 0-4. By the fifth inning, Turlock was trailing 1-4.
Turlock American Pitcher Dylan Roberts relieved fellow pitcher Kaleb Arraiz and ended up holding River Park to their 4 runs as Turlock passed up River Park in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Turlock was wining 5-4 after the bottom of the fifth inning.
River Park scored a game tying run late in the top of the sixth inning trying to hold on to the game.
Turlock scored a game winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning, Turlock wins!
Turlock won the District 10 Championship and now plays for the Regional Championship. There are five teams that play in a double elimination tournament just as the District tournament was conducted. All teams begin with a fresh record.
Turlock American All-Star 11’s first Regional tournament game is Saturday, 7/17, in Lemoore (south of Fresno and east of Visalia).
There are no other Turlock teams left in the Little League tourmanent after the Turlock American 12’s lost twice in a row to River Park this last weekend.
Thanks to Melody Lema and others who have generally kept us updated on all the Turlock All-Star teams in this District 10 Championship tournament.
Special thanks to Scott Haggstrom and Brad Treadwell for the updates throughout the Turlock American All-Star 11’s play.