Great Night for Palo Alto National Little League! Sports, posted by Theresa Carey, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2006 at 7:55 am
Over in Fremont, the 10-11s dug down deep and managed to beat Northgate/Manteca, 7-6, in 7 innings with one of their patented come-from-behind last-minute victories. Kirby Gee drove in the game-winning RBI with 2 outs in extra innings.
In Palo Alto, the 11-12s hung on to beat Danville, 10-8, in only 6 innings of play. It took Palo Alto 11 innings to defeat Danville on Saturday in a marathon game with the final score of 23-22.
These victories meant that both the 10-11s and the 11-12s go on to the next round of the playoffs -- the NorCal Division tournaments.
The 10-11s kick off the third round of the post-season in Albany on Thursday night at 5:30PM. The 11-12s move up to Corte Madera on Thursday night.
There are only six Section champions left in each age group, each representing the last team standing after District playoffs of 12-17 teams, and Region playoff of 5-6 teams. Each Section champion is the lone team standing among 60-75 teams at the start of the All-Star seasion. Having two teams still playing at this level is an amazing accomplishment.
More details to come. Congratulations to both teams!
Posted by Keith Peters, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 25, 2006 at 1:22 pm
The Palo Alto National 11-12 all-stars actually open Friday in Corte Madera at 5:30 p.m., not Thursday. Palo Alto will play a team from the Sacramento area. The tournaments are pool play, and not double-elimination. Palo Alto (11-12) will play again on Sunday at 2 p.m. against Santa Clara Briarwood, the District 44 champion. After playing two games, the top two teams in each pool will advance to the semifinals. Should Palo Alto win twice, it will play Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The two winners from Tuesday play for the title (winner take all) on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 5:30 p.m. The field in Corte Madera is located at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Alexander Avenue.
Posted by john buchman, a resident of another community, on Jul 25, 2006 at 6:59 pm
i was wondering what field it is because it shows two fields and was wondering which one it was but if i can't make it i would like to give P.A good luck i play on san carlos and im the one who hit the home run lol,ok thanks
Posted by Theresa, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Jul 27, 2006 at 2:36 pm
If you're interested in following the All-Stars and their progress in the NorCal tournaments, check out these websites.
11-12s -- NorCal division 2 official tournament site: Web Link
10-11s -- California District 4 Tournament resources (District 4 is hosting the NorCal Division 2 tournament for this age group). Click on the link and then click on "10-11 Year Old BB Schedule." This site is pretty confusing! The Schedule page leads you to download a .PDF with the schedule. Web Link
For directions to the 10-11 site, you'll have to click on the second link on the District 4 page, "10-11 Year Old BB Division II Letter." Not exactly obvious.