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Local All-Stars closing in on three Section titles

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Photo courtesy of McKinleyville Little League – The Mack 10-year-old All-Stars pictured in Yuba City on Sunday, where they watched a live stream of the Mack 12s game with their parents.

By Ray Hamill — Two of the three local All-Star teams playing at Section tournaments will be back in action on Monday night, with the district still well in the hunt for all three titles.

The Redwood Empire 11s lost 3-1 to Chico in Yuba City on Sunday night, suffering their first loss of the tournament after opening with two straight wins.

But they’re not done yet.

The RELL players will face off against Chico again at 7 p.m. on Monday in a winner-takes-all championship showdown.

The Mack 10s are 2-0 and will also play in the championship round at 7 p.m., where a win will see them crowned Section champs.

If they lose, they will play again on Tuesday night.

The Mack 12s, meanwhile, are also 2-0 after two big wins in their tournament, which is being played at Hiller Park.

On Sunday, they comfortably got the better of Chico Central 9-1 and they will now play for the championship on Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m.

Click here for a gallery of the action from Sunday’s game.

Submitted photo – The RELL All-Stars

RELL 11s

Kyle Giacone pitched a complete game, holding the Chico bats to just three hits despite the loss.

Giacone struck out seven and walked just one batter, while also having an impact at the plate, finishing 2-for-2 with a walk.

Brayden Bermers also had a big game, finishing 3-for-4 to lead the way at the plate, while teammates Riley Schneider and Kade Pinochi were both 1-for-3.

Scotty Brogan scored the team’s only run, reaching base on a fielder’s choice and scoring moments later on a Sydney Mefford fielder’s choice.

The RELL bats had seven hits total.

The Mack 10s watching the Mack 12s play from Yuba City along with their parents.

Mack 10s

Playing in 100 degree weather, McKinleyville defeated Red Bluff 15-4 on Saturday night to improve to 2-0 in tournament play.

Carson Hicks, Teoh Arredondo and Blake Carper combined on the mound for a two-hitter.

At the plate, Cabella Carper finished 3-for-4, with a double, a walk and four RBIs, while Arredondo was 3-for-5 with three RBIs.

Hicks was also 3-for-5 with a double and scored four runs, while Blake Carper was 2-for-5 and Everett Gruetzmacher was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a walk.

Jared Brunner also had a hit, while Colton Hawkes walked on both of his plate appearances and Cyrus Eichin, Mikey Shumard and Liam Currell each added a walk.

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