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August 1, 2017 > An exciting week

An exciting week

Submitted By Mike HeigtchewÊ

Tuesday, July 25
Section 4 Tri City Little League District 11 (TCLL)Êadvanced to play for 9-10-11 State Championship. TCLL hung on for an exciting 11-9 victory over Section 5's District 12's Almaden Little League to advance to the Championship of the 2017 Northern California 9/10/11 State Tournament. Almaden has fallen into the elimination semi-final game where they will face Section 3, District 52's All Stars from Hillsborough LL, who shut out Porterville Little League, Section 7, District 34, 7-0 to advance to theÊSemi-Finals. A trip to the championship round awaits the winner of this game.

Wednesday, July 26
The District 52, Section 3, 9/10/11 All Stars from Hillsborough Little League (HLL) advanced to the championship round of the 2017 Northern California 9/10/11 State Tournament with a thrilling 13-9 victory overÊa determined Section 5, District 12, Almaden All Stars team.
Hillsborough showed what was to come as they started the scoring with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning. Almaden showed why they are the Section 5 Champs, answering with a two-run homer of their own and at the end of the first inning, held a 3-2 lead.

Hillsborough came right back with a three-run home run in the top of the second and held a 5-3 lead going into the bottom of the second inning. Almaden put up two runs on the scoreboard and at the end of two innings, the scoreboard read Hillsborough 5, Almaden 4. After a scoreless third inning, Hillsborough scored three more runs and as Almaden came to bat in the bottom of the fourth, Hillsborough held an 8-4 lead but the scoring for both teams was not over.

Almaden couldn't score in their half of the fourth and Hillsborough added two more runs to their lead, now 10-4. Almaden still had some fight left and put on a four-run rally to make the score 10-8 at the end of five full innings. Hillsborough hit their fifth home run of the game, a three-run shot, in the top of the sixth and Almaden could only answer with a single run making the final score, Hillsborough 13, Almaden 9.

Thursday, July 27
Little LeagueÊAll Stars baseball was at its finest as theÊTri City All Stars representing Section 4, District 11Êclaimed the 9-10-11 State Championship with a 9-1 victory over Section 3, District 52's All Stars from Hillsborough LL. Tri City was undefeated throughout the tournament, winning four straight games.

Hillsborough, who had to fight back through the Elimination Bracket to reach the finals, just didnÕt have enough gas in the tank to complete their comeback. Both teams are to be congratulated for their efforts and success in a tournament with over 250 team entries.

Congratulations to Tri-City Little League on winning the 2017 Northern California 9/10/11 State All Star Tournament!

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