The Shetland 6U all-stars had an early game Saturday morning and took care of business quickly. They won big 20-2 against Monrovia White. Sluggers JJ Rodriguez, Isaiah Benavidez and Cameron Lobo all hit inside-the-park home runs. The 6’s will next play Sunday against Duarte and if they win that they will player the winner of the Rosemead/West Covina 5 game later that afternoon.
In the other Shetland tournament in Monrovia, the 5’s were eliminated from the 6U tournament by Diamond Bar 20-5. They will next play in the Shetland 5U Region against West Covina’s 5U team on June 27.
Walnut’s 8U team won their third straight game on Saturday and will advance to the District 2 tournament championship game on Monday evening at 5pm. They faced a strong Whittier Navy team today and got a big day from their first 4 batters, Juan Pablo Leal, Jack Cons, Giovanni Estrada and Isaac Salinas, who went a combined 10 for 13 with 8 RBI’s and 9 runs scored. After allowing 5 runs in the top of the first inning, Walnut defense and pitching really settled down and only allowed 1 other run the rest of the game. The final score was 12 to 6, Walnut.