All three of the local PONY sanctioned tournaments hosted by Walnut got started Thursday, June 26th. The only Walnut team in action at Creekside was the Bronco 12U all-stars. The Foal (Shetland-4) and Pinto 8U teams played on Thursday as well but at different locations.
The Walnut 12’s kicked off the Bronco Section 2 tournament against La Canada. Walnut fell behind early 5-0 but scored 6 runs over the next two innings to take a 6-5 lead. La Canada scored 3 runs in the 4th and 6th innings and held Walnut scoreless to take the opening game 11-6. Walnut bats were lead by Luis Barcenas with 2 triples and 2 runs scored. Walnut will next play Rowland Heights, who lost their first game Thursday night 18-1 to Charger Oak Blue, Friday at 7:45pm.
The Pinto 8’s won their fifth straight sanctioned game at the Pinto Region in West Covina against Whittier Navy 11-1. They will next play Charter Oak Saturday, June 28th at 2pm. The Foal 4U team played also played in West Covina at the Shetland-4 Region but lost to Anaheim 18-10. La Mirada is next on Saturday.