Two mistakes sent the Madera National 11-year-old All-Star team to the loser’s bracket in the District 10 Tournament.
The River Park All-Stars scored a run in the fifth and added another in the sixth for a 2-0 victory Monday night in the semifinal game. The win sent River Park to the championship game on Sunday. Meanwhile, Madera National will play Friday in an elimination game.
“It was a great game for the fans,” Madera National manager Ray Hix said. “We needed one hit in certain circumstances and just couldn’t get it. I wouldn’t want to play us on Friday. These kids are going to be hungry.”
Christian Chavira battled through runners on every base to record 4 1/3 innings of scoreless ball. He struck out 12 batters, nine looking, and walked two...