Regular-season champion Sundance meets the Palo Alto Oaks at 5 p.m., followed by second-place Alhouse and Dutch Goose at 8 p.m.
Alhouse entered the final two games with the top seed in tow but let it slip away, losing twice, including a 5-0 decision to Dutch Goose.
Sundance has lost only to Alhouse. In their two regular-season meetings, Alhouse won 3-2 and tied 3-3 in 10 innings.
Sundance seems to have the best of both worlds. Dean Casey leads the league in four categories: ERA (0.59), wins (with Dutch Goose's Colin Thiebault, 5), WHIP (0.63) and strikeouts (36).
Offensively, a Sundance player leads the league in five of seven categories. Zander Darby cornered the percentage market, leading in average (.667), on-base percentage (.714) and slugging percentage (.917).
Evan Wiederhold shares the RBI lead with Alhouse's Chris Dodge, each with 15 and Ritter Armsbaug leads with 17 runs scored.
Dutch Goose's Zach Donaker has 13 stolen bases and 20 hits to lead in those categories.
Nine of the top 10 pitchers in the league will be in action in the city tournament, which goes through Tuesday, all at Baylands.
Casey is joined by Sundance teammates Nolan Doyle (1.17 ERA, 1.17 WHIP) and Armsbaugh (1.27, 1.09).
Dodge (1.78, 1.32) and Alhouse teammate Colin Duggan (2.77 ERA) are also among the top 10, along with Thiuebault (0.68, 0.65) and three Oaks pitchers in Ryan Gilligan (1.13 ERA), JP Aguiliar (2.28, 1.17) and James Lewandowski (2.77, 1.13).
Good offensive numbers are not propriatory to Sundance. The top 10 hitters are at .419 or above and all are on a playoff team.
Following Darby, in order, are Donaker (.500), Dodge (.483), Jackson Ta (/467), Casey (.455), James Hwong (.450), Adrian Contreras (.429), Henry Bolte (.424), Danny Peters (.423) and De'aveon Roberts (.419).
Sundance has a lethal lineup that also includes Nicholas Swee and Ben Gladstone. Alhouse counters with others such as Richard Soliman, Charlie Grech and Samuel Lee.
The Oaks are also led by Brady Crowley and Alex Melvin.
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The 11-12-year-old tournament is scheduled for Redwood City's Mitchell and Kiwanis Fields and opens Saturday with all four local teams in action.
Palo Alto National gets things started at 10 a.m. against Pacifica National at Mitchell. Menlo-Atherton meets Foster City at 3 p.m. at Kiwanis while Alpine and Pacifica American mix it up at the same time on Mitchell.
Palo Alto American ends the day with a 5:30 p.m. games against Belmont-Redwood Shores at Kiwanis.
Win or lose, most teams will return to action on Sunday. For PA National, a win means another 10 a.m. game Sunday and a loss means a 5:30 p.m. game.
For PA American, a win means a 12:30 p.m. game on Sunday, possibly against Alpine, and a loss means a 3 p.m. Sunday game.
Alpine could play PA American in the winner's bracket at 12:30 p.m. or in the elimination bracket at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
A win for Menlo-Atherton means a 12:30 p;.m. Sunday. A loss means a 3 p.m. game.
The 10-11 tournament is being held at Marina Park, off the Ralston exit on 101. Alpine and Menlo-Atherton play at 2 p.m. Saturday while Palo Alto American meets San Mateo American at 7 p.m. Palo Alto National opens Sunday at 11:30 a.m. against Belmont or San Carlos.
Alpine is hosting the 9-10 tournament and will open Saturday against San Carlos at 9 a.m. at Portola Valley's Ford Field. Menlo-Atherton and Belmont-RS follow at 2 p.m. and Palo Alto National meets Foster City at 4:30 p.m.
Palo Alto American and Redwood City West tangle at Burgess Park on Saturday at 9 a.m.
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