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News - July 15, 2022

Around Town

SURVIVING AND ADVANCING ... Coming off a victory at the District 52 All Stars Championship on June 23, the Palo Alto 13s All Stars moved on to the California Section 3 Intermediate All Star Tournament. On July 2, in the opening round of the Section 3 tournament, the Palo Alto 13s All Stars fell 10-0 to Granada Little League in a lopsided game. This loss placed them in the elimination bracket; one more loss and they would've been eliminated from the tournament. In their first two elimination games, the Palo Alto All Stars outscored their opponents by a combined 26-3 margin to advance to a rematch with Granada. Palo Alto had to beat Granada twice in the span of two days to win the tournament. In the first game, Palo Alto won the July 5 rematch, 13-10, in a barnburner that went to extra innings. The second game saw an unexpected heroic performance from pitcher Lucas Lai, who had yet to pitch in an all-star game earlier in the season prior to this appearance, Palo Alto Little League President Saxon Noh wrote in a post-tournament recap. On July 6, Lai threw 75 pitches in his first-ever complete game to lead the Palo Alto 13s All Stars to victory in the winner-take-all game of the California Section 3 Intermediate All Star Tournament and advance to the Northern California State Tournament. As of July 13, the Palo Alto 13s All Stars lost its first game of the Northern California State Tournament to Woodland National Little League, 11-1, but bounced back with a 30-3 victory over Tracy Little League and a 14-4 defeat of Ferrasci Park Little League. Fans can access the bracket by visiting the "Tournaments" tab at, then click on "2022 Northern California State Intermediate."

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