It took five games in five days, but the Turlock American 12-year-olds are the 2016 Section 6 Champions after the Little League All-Star team battled its way out of the loser's bracket and went on to top the Delta All-Stars in back-to-back games, ending on Wednesday, 9-6.
Tuesday and Wednesday marked the Section 6 final for the Turlock American 11-year-old All-Stars who met Morada at Madison Park in Stockton, but in the end, none of the games went well for the Americans who met their match.
The Turlock American 10-year-olds have looked different since losing in their opening contest to Los Banos in the District 73 All-Star tournament, capturing back-to-back wins in a distinguished fashion.
Turlock National 12-year-old Joseph Pagola drilled a three-run homer over the left field wall at Julien field in Wednesday's elimination game against Los Banos to give his team a 16-4 mercy-rule win after a powerful performance that ended in the fourth inning.
As summer officially begins baseball typically becomes the main focus, however, the Valley will get one final look at local football talents, including some of the top players from the area who made 2015 a memorable season.