The first day of games at the Bronco-11 West Zone began on Thursday. Murrieta took on Ramona on the north field with Ramona winning 5 to2. On the south field Charter Oak battled Newport Harbor in what turned out to be the most exciting game of the day. The first three innings were scoreless until Newport Harborâ€™s Shawn Neilsen crushed the first home run of the tournament. Both teams traded runs over the next two innings when Charter Oak took the lead 4-3 going into the 7th inning. Newportâ€™s Hayden Schottâ€™s 2-RBI single scored the tying and go ahead run and they were able to hold on to the lead by a final score of 6 to 5.
The next game featured Walnutâ€™s All-Stars taking on the Northern California team, Vacaville. Walnutâ€™s Noah Zamora and Juan Guardado each hit home runs but too many errors and excellent pitching by Vacavilleâ€™s Titus Groeneweg sent Walnut down to defeat, 4-2. They next play Charter Oak at 2:30pm on Friday. That game and all games on the north field or field F1 will be streamed live for the rest of the tournament.
Only one other all-star game for Walnut teams on Thursday. The Pinto-7 All-Stars started the SoCal World Series Pool Play but they lost to Simi Valley 1 by a score of 15 to 1. They will next play Anaheim on Saturday.