Coco Vonderhaar collected two hits and drove in two runs in helping Dutch Goose down Old Pro 5-2 in the winner's bracket of the Palo Alto Babe Ruth Tournament on Tuesday night at Baylands Athletic Center.
Shane Timmons and Ashton Chow combined on a seven-hitter. Timmons went the first six innings, giving up a run on five hits. He struck out five and walked five. Chow gave up an unearned run, striking out a batter.
Dutch Goose advances to Saturday's 1 p.m. championship game and needs to be defeated twice. A second game will follow, if necessary.
Old Pro remains in the running after suffering its first loss and will meet Alhouse for a chance to reach the championship game.
Alhouse downed Sundance 8-5 in the loser's bracket to remain alive in the tournament.
Dutch Goose scored single runs in the first, second and fourth to open a 3-0 lead. Henry Harding singled to score Sean Li in the first, Chow singled home Ben Peterson in the second and Vonderhaar singled home Nate Donaker in the fourth.
Old Pro got one run back in the bottom of the fourth. Jonathan Xu tripled and scored on Albert Pellizzari's groundout. Jake Liu and Kyle Cuthill each had two hits for Old Pro.
Jayce Enochs doubled in a pair of runs during Alhouse's four-run rally in the fifth that turned a two-run deficit into a two-run lead. Trent Amoroso doubled in another run and Matthew Weilepp drove in the fourth run with a sacrifice fly.
Alhouse added three runs in the sixth on an RBI double from Patrick Boyd and Mitchell Kiya's two-run single.
Ryan Kim collected four hits and scored three runs for Alhouse, which received a complete game from Boyd, who allowed two earned runs on five hits. He struck out four and walked one.
Kanghee Cho, Octavio Lopez, Josef Schwab and Arther Tran drove in runs for Sundance.