SALINAS VALLEY — The California Division 9 Little League All-Star season began last week with all four South Monterey County Little League programs competing in the double-elimination tournament.
Gonzales opened play in the Intermediate 50/70 division on Saturday and was beaten at home by a 16-1 score against Ferrasci. Gonzales played the following day at Manzanita against National Little League.
The 8-9-10 division begins this Saturday with Gonzales playing Soledad at Continental Little League at 11 a.m., and Greenfield playing King City at 2 p.m. at the same ballpark.
The winner of the Gonzales/Soledad game plays the winner of Hollister/Hartnell at American Little League at 5:30 p.m. on June 29. The winner of the Greenfield/King City contest plays the winner of Atlantic/Continental on June 29 at 5:30 p.m. in Gonzales.
In the 9-10-11 division, Gonzales begins play on Wednesday at Hartnell Little League against Ferrasci at 5:30 p.m. A win will send Gonzales to Atlantic Little League on June 23 at 5:30 p.m. against National.
Greenfield, King City and Soledad are the only three South Monterey County teams in the 10-11-12 division. On Saturday, June 24, at 2 p.m., Greenfield will play King City at Gonzales and Soledad will play Continental at Hartnell Little League.
The winner of the Greenfield/King City game plays the winner of the Manzanita/Atlantic contest at Hartnell on June 29 at 5:30 p.m., and the winner of the Soledad/Continental contest plays the winner of the Hartnell/Hollister game at Manzanita, also on June 29 at 5:30 p.m.