Casey pitches Palo Alto Babe Ruth 13s to tournament title


Dean Casey threw a two-hitter, Matthew Caren had three hits and the Palo Alto Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-star team beat host Mountain View, 10-0 in five innings, Sunday at McKelvey Park to capture the District 6 tournament title.

Adar Schwarzbach had two hits and drove in to runs as Palo Alto advances to the state tournament, which begins next Sunday in Ukiah. William Pires also drove in a pair of runs.

The way Casey was pitching, starting off 14 of the 18 hitters he faced with strikes, all he needed was Adrian Contreras' sacrifice fly in the second that put Palo Alto ahead. Casey did not walk a batter and struck out two.

Schwarzbach drove in a run in third to make it 2-0 before Palo Alto exploded for eight runs in the top of the fifth to break it open.

Pires and Dylan Donnelly each hit two-run singles to highlight the outburst, while Schwarzbach, Casey, Jonah Elisofon and Caren, who had a pair of doubles in the game, also drove in runs.

Other contributors included Griffin Zajac, Kyle Hartmanis, Zachary Donaker, Zander Darby and Sam Lutz. Caren and Donaker each scored twice.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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