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Matt Aguilar prepares to take a swing for the King City under 12 team as they battle Greenfield during the All-Star Tournament in Gonzales. (Michael Ramirez)

SALINAS VALLEY — There were just a couple of South Monterey County Little League baseball teams still alive in the California Region 9 All-Star Tournament at the end of the second week of competition.

In the 12-and-under division, Soledad was still playing as of Friday as they began the week with a 13-12 loss to Continental at Manzanita Park on June 23, then fought back with a 7-0 win against Manzanita on June 27.

Soledad was scheduled to play Ferrasci on June 29.

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Leo Rojas of the 12 and under Greenfield baseball team was the starting pitcher in last week’s game against South Monterey County rival King City. (Michael Ramirez)

King City began the week with a 4-2 victory in Gonzales over Greenfield but was eliminated on June 27 after a 7-4 setback against Atlantic in Soledad. Greenfield was eliminated after the loss to King City.

In the 11-and-under division, Gonzales was eliminated on June 26 by a 10-0 score to Hollister in a game that was played at Hartnell Little League Park. Hollister began the tournament with a win over National and then was sent to the loser’s bracket as they were beaten 3-2 by Hartnell.

In the 10-and-under division, Soledad began the week on June 27 with a 2-1 loss against Hartnell at National Park. Gonzales lost 2-1 to Hollister at Hartnell. Ferrasci ended the season for Greenfield with a 10-4 victory at American Park, and Continental defeated King City 11-1 on their home field.

Gonzales had a scheduled game with Ferrasci on Saturday at Soledad, and the Soledad team had a home game on June 29 against Continental. Either Gonzales or Soledad can advance to play the winner of Hartnell or Hollister to stay in the tournament.

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Diego Serrano of the 11 and under Gonzales All-Star team made a play on this ball to get a Hollister runner out from his third base position. (Michael Ramirez)
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