Turlock American All-Star 11 year olds played their first game of the double elimination Regional Championship tournament against Morada of Stockton on Saturday night in Lemoore.
The Turlock American All-Star 11’s trailed until the top of the fifth when Turlock caught up to tie Morada at 7-7. Dylan Roberts hit a two run home run in the bottom of the third inning.
Morada took the lead again toward the end of the game as they scored 4 runs to make it 11-7, Morada.
Turlock came back and scored 4 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to send the game into extra innings.
Morada of Stockton scored 1 run in the seventh inning to make it 12-11 and Turlock failed to score a run in the bottom of the seventh giving Morada the game.
Turlock used 6 pitchers at about 20 pitches a piece so they could pitch on Sunday if needed. If they pitch over 20 pitches in a day they have to have a day off and you play every day until you lose two games in the Regional Championship tournament.
Turlock Plays Twain Harte on Sunday night in Lemoore. Turlock can’t lose another game, including the Championship, or they go home from here on out.
Game 2: Turlock vs. Twain Harte
If the Turlock American All-Star 11’s lost this game against Twain Harte, Turlock would go home as the Regional Championship tournament is a double elimination tournament and Turlock lost last night in a tough extra inning first game.
The Turlock All-Star 11’s weren’t crushed by their first game’s tough extra inning loss against Morada as the Turlock All-Star team came out swinging by the second inning that included a Damon Treadwell 2 RBI single making it 4-0, Turlock.
The third inning included 2 walked in runs for Turlock, an over-throw scoring 3 runs, a Dylan Roberts solo home run, and a Cameron Martin solo home run to give Turlock a lead of 12-0 over Morada.
Turlock finished up with an RBI single by Kaleb Arraiz to win the game 13-1 after 4 innings.
Turlock is now 1-1 and playing against Visalia on Monday night in Lemoore.