FRESNO — For the second straight season, the Madera American Little League 11-12-year-old All-Stars advanced to the District 10 championship game.
The MALL All-Stars needed to defeat River Park National twice, but unfortunately — for the second straight season — the all-stars suffered the one bad inning in a 6-5 loss Saturday.
Trailing 3-0 in the second, River Park’s first four batters reached base and scored to take a 4-3 lead. River Park added two more in the third for the 6-5 lead.
“We had them on the ropes,” Madera American manager Mike Molina said. “These guys didn’t quit. They kept fighting to the end. All the way from the starter to the bench guys, they did their job.”...