In Palo Alto, the Sonoma 15s faced Woodland in game one and took a 4-1 lead into the sixth inning behind the bats of Jason Chiotti and Ricardo Cab and strong pitching from Brady Armitage. Woodland was able to take advantage of four late-inning Sonoma errors to come from behind and pull off a heartbreaking 6-4 win. In the second game, Sonoma was eliminated on a one-hit performance from the Bel Mateo pitching staff. Armitage scored the lone run and Tucker Pierce managed the only Sonoma hit in the 11-1 loss.
The District 2 Champion 15-year-olds are Brady Armitage, Ricardo Cab, Jason Chiotti, Nolan Dunkle, Dom Fiorito, Kody Garcia, Greg Kenton, Jacob Melendez, Will Natuzzi, Claude Pepe, Riley Phelan, Tucker Pierce, Tanner Rozema and Trevor Velarde. The manager is Luke Dunkle and the coaches are Johnny Armitage, Clay Dunkle, Curt Dunkle and Jim Hess.
In Woodland, the Sonoma 14s got an early gift when their first opponent dropped out of the tournament giving Sonoma a first round forfeit win. Sonoma followed that win with a 10-1 win over Vallejo. On Wednesday in the semi-final game, Sonoma lost a close game with Bel Mateo 2-1. Sonoma got great pitching from Joe Costanzo and had the bases loaded in the seventh inning but couldn’t get the big hit. The loss has Sonoma again facing Vallejo tonight at 5:30 p.m.
The District 2 Champion 14-year-olds are: Dax Adams, Jake Baker, Adrian Buckley, Joe Costanzo, Colin Dewees, Kaden Griffith, Ryan Hengehold, Gio Hernandez, Lucas Martindale, Dustin Pierce, Jamison Pierce, Hank Schoeningh and Anthony Tommasi. The manager is Rich Blanchard and the coaches are John Blanchard and Charlie Tolbert.
In Belmont on Saturday, the Sonoma 13s started off beating Bel Mateo 9-6 on a dramatic come-from-behind win highlighted by Anthony Carranza’s clutch, late inning bases-clearing double. On Sunday, Sonoma got crushed 19-5 by Woodland which dropped them into the loser’s bracket. Monday, Sonoma battled back winning a close game vs Washington Manor 4-2. Tuesday, Sonoma beat Bel Mateo for the second time in four days, 9-4. This advanced the Sonoma 13s to the semi-final game on Wednesday vs Woodland, the team that beat them by 14 runs a few days earlier. In their fifth game in five days, Sonoma got their revenge by pulling off a dramatic come-from-behind, 7-6 win.
The win sends Sonoma to the championship game tonight vs Tri Valley who they will have to beat twice. The District 2 Champion 13-year-olds are: Justin Borgnis, Anthony Carranza, Adam Duffield, Madden Edwards, Jayden Filippi, Christian Hernandez, Josh Hernandez, Ashton Kirby, Ben Mallett, Jasper Ray, Gavin Rognlien, Robby Sangiacomo, Nolan Verdu and Nick Zeiter. The manager is John Casey and the coaches are Craig Ray and Kenny Amoroso.