River Park 11 Year Olds Play Marathon 15 Inning Game in State Semi-Final - 12 Year Olds Eliminated Print
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Friday, 27 July 2012 01:09

WATSONVILLE - Kyle Moats' walk-off double off of Beau Garratt boosted River Park 11's to a 3-2 win over Tassajara Valley in a 15 inning marathon win at the State Little League Tournament in Watsonville, California on Thursday night.

In the bottom of the first River Park grabbed an early lead, 2-0. A solo blast by James Ikemiva started the inning off. The scoreboard lit up again for Fresno when they scored on a solo home run by Trevor Fondtain.

Fondtain went 3-7, drove in one and scored one run. He homered in the first inning and singled in the third and fifth innings. Moats went 1-5 and drove in one. He doubled in the fifteenth inning.

Tassajara Valley knotted the game at two in the third and it would remain knotted for twelve more innings. Despite the low score, River Park had 12 hits in the game and allowed four errors.

Four River Park pitchers allowed only 2 runs on 7 hits in 15 innings. They walked nine and struck out 16, with Fondtain and Moats striking out 5 each.

They now reface Tri-City from Rocklin, California tonight for what could be the championship game. Because River Park lost to Tri-City on Wednesday in extra innings, they will have to take two games on Friday and Saturday from the boys from Rocklin to win the state title.

Big Valley News will be there for both games.

RIVER PARK 12 YEAR-OLDS
The River Park 12's lost 9-1 to San Ramon Thursday at the Little League Division 2 State Tournament in Fremont, California. This loss eliminates River Park from the tournament and gives them a third place showing in the state.

Adrian Martinez had a two hit day at the dish. The lone run of the game for River Park when Nick Caviglia crossed the plate in the first inning on an RBI single by Martinez. DJ Schramm went 2 for 3 at the plate.

Dustin Schramm and Nick Caviglia combined for five innings on the mound allowing 9 runs on 9 hits. They struck out 7 and walked 3. Both allowed San Ramon homeruns.

San Ramon will face Petaluma in the finals Friday night. For San Ramon to win they would have to beat Petaluma on Friday and again on Saturday. The winner of this tournament advances to the Western Regional next week in San Bernardino, California. Just one step from the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.