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Palo Alto Babe Ruth city tourney is up next

 

Menlo Chevron will take the No. 1 seed into the Palo Alto Babe Ruth City Tournament after wrapping up the regular-season title with an 8-4 victory over Guy Plumbing and Heating on Monday night at Baylands Athletic Center.

Menlo Chevron finished 10-4 and will face No. 4 seed Ada's Cafe in the opening round of the city tourney on Friday at 5 p.m., also at Baylands.

The Oaks wrapped up the No. 2 seed with a 14-4 victory over Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) on Tuesday night with DFJ earning the No. 3 seed. Those teams will face each other again on Friday at 8 p.m.

The Oaks (9-4) still must play Alhouse Realty (6-7) on Wednesday night to close the regular season, but Menlo Chevron holds the tiebreaker with The Oaks should they also finish 10-4.

DFJ finished 9-5 while Ada's Cafe jumped from fifth to fourth with an 8-6 mark. Old Pro dropped to fifth at 7-7.

The double-elimination city tournament runs through June 30. All-star action will follow next month, with the Palo Alto 15s hosting the district and NorCal State tournaments, the first starting on July 2.

2015 PALO ALTO BABE RUTH CITY TOURNAMENT

All games at Baylands Athletic Center

FRIDAY

Game 1 -- Menlo Chevron vs. Ada's Cafe, 5 p.m.

Game 2 -- The Oaks vs. DFJ, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY

Game 3 -- Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 2 p.m.

Game 4 -- Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 5 p.m.

MONDAY

Game 5 -- Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 winner, 6:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, JUNE 30

Game 6 -- Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 5 p.m.

Game 7 -- Challenge game (if necessary), 8 p.m.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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