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!