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.
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.
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.