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July 17, 2012 > Treeview out of Section 3 Juniors, Mission San Jose needs one win

Treeview out of Section 3 Juniors, Mission San Jose needs one win

By Biff Jones
Photos By Mike Heightchew

Sectional play continues for Nor Cal Little Leagues. This is the second of five levels en route to World Championships for all age divisions. Each local section has four teams representing a Little League District, playing in double elimination.

Section 3 (East Bay and Peninsula)
Juniors (13-14 years old) played last weekend and will continue through July 17 or 18. Teams were Half Moon Bay Little League from District 52 (San Mateo/Palo Alto area); Livermore American LL, D57 (Danville/Pleasanton area); Mission San Jose LL of Fremont, D14 (Fremont/Newark); and Treeview LL of Hayward, D45 (Hayward/Union City area). All games were played at Newark Memorial High School, home of Newark National LL: Treeview vs. Livermore American and Mission San Jose vs. Half Moon Bay.

Saturday, July 14th: LALL won the coin toss for home field advantage so TVLL batted first and were able to jump out to a 1-0 lead. TV led 8-3 going into the bottom of the seventh but found a way to lose 9-8 and drop into the loser's bracket and an elimination game on Sunday.

Saturday's other game saw MSJLL defeat HMBLL 7-5 to put MSJ in a winner's bracket game on Sunday against LA. On Sunday, TV won their contest with HMB 15-4 and faced LA who lost to MSJ 10-9. MSJLL moved to the Championship game against the winner of Monday's game between LA and HMB.

Section 5 (South Bay and Central Coast)
The Juniors Tournament was hosted by D59 and Milpitas National LL in the same format (Saturday-Wednesday) as Section 3 at Milpitas Sports Complex. On Saturday, Lincoln Glen LL of San Jose, D12 defeated Continental LL, of Salinas, D9, 10-5 and Santa Clara Homestead LL, D44 beat Gilroy LL, D59, 8-5. Tuesday's Championship game and if necessary, Wednesday's "what if" game will start at 5:30 p.m.

Division 2 (Nor Cal)
Majors (11-12 years old) double elimination tournament will be held Saturday to Saturday, July 21-28 at John M. Gomes Elementary School (home of MSJLL), 555 Lemos Lane, Fremont. Games will be played on two fields with Saturday's games starting at 12 noon, Sunday's at 2 p.m. and weekday games at 5 p.m. Championship game on Friday, 27th and if necessary, "what if" game Saturday, 28th. Seven teams from the Nor Cal LL 7 sections will play for the right to represent Nor Cal at the Little League Major's Western Regional, August 3-11, in San Bernardo against So Cal Division 1 and Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah State Champions.

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