The Palo Alto Babe Ruth baseball league played its final regular-season games Wednesday, with Dutch Goose claiming the title. It starts again Friday when the league tournament opens at Baylands.
Top-seeded Dutch Goose (12-2-1) opens against No.4 seed Alhouse, which beat the Goose earlier in the season. That game is scheduled for 5 p.m. and will be followed by an 8 p.m. contest between No. 3 Sundance (7-8) and No. 2 Old Pro (9-6).
Dutch Goose, which has won eight straight and is undefeated in nine straight, averages 8.4 runs a game and allows 3.3, the best in both categories.
Alhouse (7-8) enters the tournament with two players each hitting .500 in Charlie Grech and Junior Soliman.
Old Pro's Dominic De Feo went 1-for-1 with two runs scored in his team's win over Guy Plumbing on Wednesday to finish as the league's top hitter with a .568 average. Dutch Goose's Danny Peters was next in average at .519.
Goose's Josh Donaker recorded three hits Wednesday night to pass De Feo for the league lead in hits, 22-21 and stole four bases to finish second in that category.
Goetz Brothers' Ted Jung struck out four against Dutch Goose and led the league with 41 strikeouts.
Sundance's Jake Foster and Guy's Plumbing Palo Silva are among the league leaders in stolen bases, behind Goetz Brother's Nolan Kim, who led the league, and Donaker.
Palo Alto Babe Ruth
Dutch Goose 12-2-1
Old Pro 9-6
Goetz Brothers 5-9-1
Guy Plumbing 4-11
All games at Baylands
Dutch Goose vs. Alhouse, 5 p.m.
Sundance vs, Old Pro, 8 p.m.
Friday winners, 11 a.m.
Friday losers, 2 p.m.
Elimination game, 6:30 p.m.
Championship, 5 p.m.
If necessary, 8 p.m.