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Colusa County teams seek TOC crowns
The District 2 Little League Tournament of Champions began on Saturday with the best teams from 14 leagues competing across four divisions of softball and baseball.
Colusa Area Little League is represented by the Cardinals in the minors baseball, the Braves in majors baseball, the Glory in minors softball and the Heat in majors softball.
Westside Little League is represented by four Arbuckle teams; The Rangers in minors baseball, the Indians in majors baseball, the Huskies in minors softball and the Angels in majors softball.
Minors Division Baseball
Peach Bowl 2, Westside 1
The Rangers took a lead in the first inning on Sunday after Eduardo Paiz singled and scored on an error on a ball hit by Jonathan Corchado, but Peach Bowl rallied late to win 2-1. Corchado threw four innings of no-hit baseball before giving way to a reliever.
Live Oak 8, Westside 7
Live Oak eliminated the Rangers in heartbreaking fashion on Monday by rallying back from a 7-2 deficit. Luke Voorhees doubled and drove in two runs and Corchado doubled, singled and drove in two runs.
Marysville 6, Colusa 2
The Cardinals gave up four runs in the first inning to Marysville on Sunday and were unable to get the offense going against a strong pitcher before losing 6-2.
Cody Free, Cole Simmons, Ethan Lay and Xavier Lopez took turns on the mound and kept the game close. Simmons hit a double and scored on a fielder's choice by Thomas Heidrick, and Lay singled and scored on a fielder's choice by Justin Lee for the Cardinals' two runs. Colusa played Live Oak Tuesday night at Earle Yorton Field in Marysville, results will be in Saturday's paper.
Minors Division Softball
Colusa 10, Marysville 6
The Glory got its offense going and beat Marysville 10-6 on Monday to advance in the winner's bracket. Dianna Santana had two hits and two runs scored, and Theresa Mitchum also had two hits and four RBI. Annie Lay pitched a complete game for the Glory with nine strikeouts two walks. The Glory play at 8 p.m. tonight at Wheatland Little League's Tom Abe Field.
Majors Division Baseball
Westside 8, Kelseyville 2
Angel Hernandez threw all but one pitch to lead the Indians to victory against Kelseyville on Sunday. Hernandez allowed just one hit while earning the win. Dutch Kalfsbeek broke the game open with a three-run home run in the fifth inning. The Indians play again today at 8 p.m. at North Yuba Little League in Browns Valley.
Peach Bowl 5, Colusa 4
Peach Bowl rallied for two runs in the bottom of the sixth to steal away a victory in a pitcher's duel, beating the Braves 5-4 on Sunday. Ethan Remmers and Alec Bailey pitched outstanding games, and Zach Dillard and Ben Davies collected two hits each.
Colusa 13, North Yuba 6
The Braves crushed four home runs and stayed alive in the Majors division bracket with a 13-6 victory on Monday in Browns Valley. Dylan Toscano hit his first home run of the year, Bailey hit two homers and Remmers added the fourth four-bagger of the day for the Braves. Dillard went 3 for 4 with two doubles and Davies collected two hits. Davies and Trevor Mendenhall both pitched well to help Colusa advance to its next game at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Sperbeck Field in Browns Valley.
Majors Division Softball
North Yuba 11, Colusa 1
A long layoff between games and good pitching by North Yuba kept the Heat's bats quiet on Monday in an 11-1 loss. Addie Taylor struck out five in four innings for the Heat and Abby Huskey, Erin Walsh and Jessica Rico had Colusa's only three hits. Jeanette Meraz made two nice catches in right field early in the game to keep it close. The Heat play again at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Peach Bowl Little League.
Sutter Area 13, Westside 2
The Angels opened their tournament on Monday with a 13-2 loss to a tough Sutter Area team. The Angels play again at 8 p.m. on Thursday at Peach Bowl Little League.