Members of the Gonzales Little League All-Star 9-10-11 team are (from left): Anastasia Perea, Gianna Vasquez, Rudy Martinez, Adrian Hernandez, German Hernandez, Jonathon Correa, Jacob Irachetta, Nick Rios, Ryan Maciel and Alex Gomez. Coaches are Adrian Hernandez, German Hernandez and Alex Gomez. (Michael Ramirez)

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.

Members of the Gonzales Little League All-Star 8-9-10 team are (from left): Izaiah Diaz, Andrew Lujan, Diego Serrano, Mateo Zavala, Kaleb King, Jaycob Villalobos, Kai Sibaja, Nathaniel Correa, Nathaniel Hernandez-Cruz, Elijah Gaona and Julian Barboza. Coaches are Francisco Sibaja, Andrew Lujan and Albert Cruz. (Michael Ramirez)
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