Palo Alto Oaks 9, Oakland Expos 8
Date of competition: Sunday, July 25, 2010
The Palo Alto Oaks captured the AABC NorCal State Championship title with a 9-8 victory over the Oakland Expos on Sunday at Santa Rosa Junior College. The victory capped a 5-0 performance by Palo Alto, which won this tournament in 2005.
Mike Reiling highlighted a four-run ninth inning for the Oaks with a two-run single for a 9-6 lead. Palo Alto had to withstand a rally by Oakland in the bottom of the ninth, which saw the Oaks pull off a double play after Oakland had the tying run at third with no outs.
The Oaks now advance to the next stage of the playoffs and will play the No. 2 seed from Southern California on Friday at Menlo College at 10 a.m.
AABC NorCal State Championship
At Modesto Junior College
Palo Alto Oaks 021 100 104 -- 9 9 2
Oakland Expos 200 020 012 -- 8 6 2
WP -- Jason Kleinhoffer. LP -- Jason Francis.
2B -- Reiling, Finley (PA). 2 hits -- Reiling, Finley (PA); White (O).
posted by Palo Alto Online on Jul 26, 2010 at 9:05 am
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