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Peak Performances slugs way to Menlo Park city title

 

It was a hitter's game at the Menlo Park City championship Little League game Friday at Burgess Park.

Peak Performance Chiropractic from Alpine/West Menlo outslugged Left Bank of Menlo-Atherton Little League, 11-5, to capture the title.

It was Peak's third consecutive appearance in the title game and second title in three years.

The top five hitters for Peak Performance went 12-for-16 and took off for a 4-0 lead in the first inning and continued to build it throughout the six-inning game.

No. 2 hitter Spencer Jenkins led all hitters, going 4-for-4 with two doubles. No. 3 hitter Harrison Armsby hit a three-run homer in the first inning and added an RBI double while going 2-for-4. Cleanup hitter Bradley Stillman went 2-for-2 with 2 RBI and No. 5 hitter Miles Conrad hit two doubles on the way to a 3-for-3 performance.

For Armsby, it was his seventh homer in seven games. Matt Johnston pitched four innings of relief to earn the victory.

David Farnham supplied the big blast for Left Bank with a two-run homer in the fifth inning.

Peak Performance finished in fourth place during regular season play with a 14-7 record but went 4-0 in the playoffs to earn a berth in the City Championship.

Left Bank ran the table in the Menlo-Atherton league, finishing league play with an 18-2 record.

The Alpine Minor League team of Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson captured a 9-7 victory over the Timber Rattlers of M-A to capture the Minors Division City title.

Menlo Park City Championship

Majors Division

At Burgess Park

Peak Performance 440 300 – 11 12 0

Left Bank 021 020 – 5 5 2

Conrad, Johnston (3) and Stillman; Farnham, Nathan (2), Rodrigues (6) and McLean. WP -- Johnston. LP -- Farnham.

HR – Armsby (PP); Farnham (LB). 2B -- Jenkins 2, Conrad 2, Stillman (PP); Nathan (LB). 4 hits -- Jenkins (PP). 3 hits -- Conrad (PP). 2 hits -- Armsby, Stillman (PP); Farnham (LB). 4 RBI -- Armsby (PP). 2 RBI -- Stillman (PP); Farnham (LB).

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by Midget BB Fan
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 19, 2011 at 12:17 am

Just a quick note to augment the 2 line narrative about the minor league championship game....congrats to Draper, et al AKA the "Midgets" as they were the "Cinderella Story" of the Alpine Minor League. Finishing the season in third place (included completing a perfect game...yes, a "perfect" game - no runs/no hits/no walks for the opponent), they had come from behind victories in their last two playoff games to clinch the Alpine League title. And true to form, did the same in the last innings of the All-City title game against the Rattlers! The boys (and 1 girl!) always had a cheer ready for their teammate as they entered the batter's box and the coaches always had an encouraging word for each player - win or lose.
Well done to a team who may not have had the most talent, but clearly, during the season and post season, had the most fun!


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Posted by palo alto mom
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Congrats to these great kids - but I've always wondered why the teams are named only for the sponsor - Peak Performance Chiropractic as the name of a team? For little kids? How about some real team names instead?


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