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.
Yes, there were moments when the 12-year olds of the Turlock American All-Stars were a threat in their District 10 Championship. But in the end, Riverpark was just too good.
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.
It ended in dramatic fashion.
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.
It was a tough night for the Turlock National Little League Majors on Tuesday at Soderquist Park, as the 12 year olds watched Madera National overpower them with hits and runs in three big innings.
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.
It's not often that you see a team with a .500 record in a championship game, let alone win one.
It was a busy day at Pedretti Park on Wednesday night. A pair of City Championship games were held for the Turlock Junior and Senior Little League.
Amidst the cowbells, whistles, and parents cheering with homemade signs showing support for their teams, the Turlock National Little League Major 10-12-year-old champions were crowned on Saturday.
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.
The Turlock FC U-18 girls soccer team - the Cougars 93 - earned a championship last weekend at the four-day Orange Bowl Tournament in Tracy.
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.