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Sports - July 20, 2012

Sports Shorts

SEASON ENDS . . . Palo Alto's Babe Ruth 14-year-old all-stars were eliminated from the NorCal State Tournament in a 13-6 loss to visiting Mountain View at Baylands Athletic Center on Monday evening. Palo Alto lost in the second round to Northern Solano, 9-8, in eight innings Sunday night and fell short again with a third-round ending this season. Mountain View started off its first inning with a bang, connecting for four hits — one an RBI double into deep left off the bat of catcher T.J. Solomona. Mountain View led 3-1 after the first inning. Palo Alto's bats came alive in the fourth when center fielder Alexii Sigona ripped a two-run double into left field, tying the game 5-5. The fifth inning turned out to be pivotal for Palo Alto as Mountain View struck for five runs on four hits. Shortstop Adam Spielman had the key hit, a double over the head of left fielder Shane Stafford, who was playing shallow, bringing in two runs and putting his team up 10-5 after the fifth. Palo Alto had no answer for hard-throwing reliever Josh Longabaugh, who came in the fifth inning and gave up one earned run in three innings, sealing the win for Mountain View. Palo Alto committed four errors, two of which came in Mountain View's big fifth inning.Palo Alto's Sigona had a solid game, going three for four, with two of the hits being doubles.

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