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July 12, 2011 > Mt. Eden awaits championship game opponent

Mt. Eden awaits championship game opponent

By Giovanni Albanese Jr.

Mt. Eden Little League Major All Star team has gone through its District 45 Major All Star Tournament unscathed thus far. It hasn't been your prototypical romp through the brackets, though; Mt. Eden has played several tight games en route to the championship.

Opening up against Union City National on June 25, Mt. Eden got through with a 1-0 win. A day later, they broke through with an 8-2 win over Castro Valley National; and on June 30, against San Lorenzo American, Mt. Eden advanced to the last winners bracket game with a 9-0 win. On July 7, Mt. Eden resumed its tournament play against Castro Valley American, edging them out 2-0 to advance to the championship.

For Mt. Eden, they sit and wait until Tuesday, July 12, to face their championship game opponent. At time of press, that list of potential opponents has dwindled down to two clubs -- Castro Valley American and Treeview. While CVA has yet to play an elimination game, Treeview has won twice -- 11-0 vs. Tennyson American; 9-2 vs. San Lorenzo American -- just to get its match-up with Castro Valley American. The two met up on July 11; results were unavailable at press. To find out who won, advancing to take on Mt. Eden in the championship, log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports website: http://sports.tricityvoice.com.

Union City teams left in Minor All Stars

In D45 Minors, Union City American and Union City National are the only locals remaining in the 10-11 and 9-10 brackets, respectively. UCA, in the 10-11 bracket, won three games before losing to San Leandro 10-0 in the final winners bracket game. They took on Castro Valley National in the losers bracket final on July 11; results were unavailable at press. Winner of the UCA-CVN match plays San Leandro in the championship and must win twice to claim the title.

UCN took a different route to the losers bracket final. After one win, UCN lost to Castro Valley American, 6-1, on July 1 to drop into the losers bracket. In the losers bracket, UCN has picked up its play, winning 25-0 over San Lorenzo National on July 8 and 13-3 over San Leandro on July 9. On July 11, in the losers bracket final, UCN got a rematch with Castro Valley American; results were unavailable at press. For the result to that game, and the schedule for the championship match against San Lorenzo American, log onto the Tri-City Voice Sports website: http://sports.tricityvoice.com.

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