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Palo Alto 15s will play for Babe Ruth district crown

 

Shane Wallace hit an inside-the-park home run to spark the Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all-stars to an 11-2 victory over Bel-Mateo in District 6 action Thursday night at Baylands Athletic Center.

Host Palo Alto, which had 14 hits in the game, will play either Mountain View or Bel-Mateo for the title on Friday at 8 p.m. Bel-Mateo topped Mountain View, 6-4, in the district opener in the first game Thursday.

In the 14-year-old tournament at the Belmont Sports Complex, Palo Alto blanked host Bel-Mateo, 2-0, on Thursday. Hyunwoo Roh pitched six innings to pick up the win.

Meanwhile, the Palo Alto 13-year-old all-stars will have a much-needed path to the NorCal State Tournament now that the three-team District 6 tourney at Mountain View's McKelvey Field has been reduced to just two.

Host Mountain View pulled out of the event before the opening round due to losing a handful of players to travel ball, leaving just Palo Alto and Bel-Mateo to battle it out. Palo Alto grabbed the advantage in the double-elimination tourney by posting a 4-0 victory on Wednesday night as Ryan Mo pitched six strong innings and the final inning was covered by John Canessa.

Palo Alto had eight singles as Charlie Giesler, Paul Thie and Aidan Everett all had two hits.

Palo Alto and Bel-Mateo meet again Friday at McKelvey at 6:30 p.m. Should Palo Alto lose, a challenge game will be played Saturday at 11 a.m. The district winner will advance to the NorCal State Tournament in Ukiah starting July 10.

2015 DISTRICT 6 BABE RUTH 15s ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT

At Baylands Athletic Center, Palo Alto

THURSDAY, July 2

Game 1 -- Bel-Mateo 6, Mountain View 4

Game 2 -- Palo Alto 11, Bel-Mateo 2

FRIDAY, July 3

Game 3 -- Mountain View vs. Bel-Mateo, 5 p.m.

Game 4 -- Palo Alto vs. Game 3 winner, 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 4

Game 5 -- Challenge game, if necessary, 1 p.m.

Palo Alto All-Stars:

Dominic Cacchione

David Clarke

Christopher Cook

Aron Ecoff

Ole Erickson

Tim Goode

Brian Hwang

Niko Lillios

Tony Masetti

John McGrory

Kyle Pruhsmeier

James Roake

Bradley Smith

Shane Wallace

Sean Young

Alternates: Jackson Hall, David Hou, Nico Rollandi, Jake Varner

Manager: Rick Farr

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2015 DISTRICT 6 BABE RUTH 14s ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT

At Belmont Sports Complex

WEDNESDAY, July 1

Game 1 -- Palo Alto 7, Mountain View 2

THURSDAY, July 2

Game 2 -- Palo Alto 2, Bel Mateo 2

FRIDAY, July 3

Game 3 -- Mountain View vs. Bel-Mateo, 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 4

Game 4 -- Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 9 a.m.

Game 5 -- Challenge game, if necessary, noon

Palo Alto All-Stars:

Andrew Bergeron

Cole Gabrielson

Colin Grant

Daniel Heimuli

Joshua Kasevich

Alemayu Kassa

Robert Lopez

Michael Panitchpakdi

Daniel Rabello

Hyunwoo Roh

Spencer Rojahn

Zachary Rosner

Ransom Soderberg

Cameron Vaughan

Anthony Waller

Alternates: Eric Epstein, Dylan Koestler, Reece Lindquist, Will Roth

Manager: Vasken Guiragossian

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2015 DISTRICT 6 BABE RUTH 13s ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT

At McKelvey Field, Mountain View

WEDNESDAY, July 1

Game 1 -- Palo Alto 4, Bel-Mateo 0

FRIDAY, July 3

Game 2 -- Bel-Mateo vs. Palo Alto, 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, July 4

Game 3 -- Challenge game, if necessary, 11 a.m.

Palo Alto All-Stars:

Diego Bascara

Dante Cacchione

John Canessa

Benjamin Civjan

Aidan Everett

Erick Flores

Tyler Foug

Charlie Giesler

Talia Grossman

Trevor Leon

Christopher Mattis

Clark Mellen

Ryan Mo

Paul Thie

Elliot Zeien

Alternates: Ryan Amirsehhi, Lex Colton, Devin Ghumman, Kylen Liu

Manager: Bob Budelli

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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