The 11-year olds of the Turlock American Little League All-Stars had one major problem glaring back at them in the District 10 Championship on Monday night in Madera. And Coach Nick Pryschuk knew how to fix it.
It wasn't difficult to pinpoint the key moment for the 13-to-14-year olds of the Turlock American Little League All-Stars in their 14-4 victory over Turlock National at Pedretti Park on Thursday night in front of dozens of fans.
The 12 year olds of the Turlock American Little League All-Stars weren't getting it done in the first two innings of Wednesday night's game. Their at-bats didn't produce anything exciting; just a bunch of scoop-able grounders.
Things were going quite well for the 10-year-old Turlock National Little League All-Stars during the first few innings at Soderquist Park on Thursday night. They were ahead by three runs and collecting hits like it was a hobby, not to mention having pitcher Anthony Encalade humble the Atwater All-Stars one by one.
The Turlock American All-Stars in the 10-to-11-year-old division of Area 2's California District 10 knew how to get their Little League game started on Monday, thanks to a run in the first inning that was backed up by solid pitching by Damon Treadwell before they held on to win 5-2 over the Los Banos American in front of a large crowd at Julien Field.
In one of the biggest swim meets of the summer, easily more than 1,000 swimmers aged 18 and under participated in the SeaDog Invitational at Pitman High on Saturday. The event, in its 43rd year, attracted teams from the Mid-Valley Swim League, including the Sea Dogs Swim Team and Turlock Marlins.
Oh, to be young. The Turlock National Little League 10-12-year-old City Championship matchup is set.The double-elimination set - which starts today at 5 p.m. - will feature the American Orioles, who have yet to lose in the tournament, against the American Cubs, who are fresh off a 15-2 rout of the National Pirates on Thursday at Soderquist Park.
June 11, 2010|
BY NICK PECORARO
Special to the Journal
The Turlock Junior High Track Team finished its season with noteworthy performances at the Harold Pope Jr. Relays, also known as the Stanislaus County Meet, which was held at MJC on May 9 with 22 schools participating.
All year long the Yankees have dominated the Turlock American Little League Majors with their deep pitching and explosive offense but when the playoffs started back on May 19, they were upset in a 5-6 loss to the Angels which was only their second loss all year long.