Matthew Caren collected two hits and drove in two runs and the Palo Alto 15U Babe Ruth all-star team continued its climb out of the elimination bracket with a 6-3 victory over Sonoma on Tuesday.
Palo Alto gets a chance to return to the winner's bracket on Wednesday, with an elimination game at 7 p.m. Palo Alto, one of just three teams remaining in the Babe Ruth 15U all-star NorCal State Tournament, can play for the title with a victory Wednesday.
Zander Darby opened the first by reaching base on a fielding error. He stole second and went to third on Ritter Amsbaugh's single. After Amsbaugh stole second, Caren singled into center to drive in both runners.
Palo Alto added three more runs in the second. Michael Gonzalez doubled and eventually scored on a passed ball. Stephen Lee and Ben Gordon each walked and Darby's infield grounder scored Lee. Amsbaugh added an RBI single.
Garrett Faure pitched six innings for the victory. He allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits. Fure struck out two and walked three. Jack Ryan struck out the side in the side to earn the save.
Amsbaugh collected three hits and scored twice for Palo Alto. Faure also had two hits.