Damian Hernandez hit a two-run homer in the middle of the field early in the sixth inning to help Little League All-Star host Cambrian Park sink Aptos 5-4 at the Majors Section 5 tournament in San Jose on Saturday morning.
Aptos take on Santa Teresa or Sunnyvale at Cambrian Park Little League in a knockout game on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Cambrian Park awaits you Tuesday for the championship at 5:30 p.m. Cambrian Park must lose twice to be eliminated. If he loses on Tuesday, a win-win game will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Hernandez led Marcus Price after Price walked around to chase starting pitcher Cole McGillicuddy.
Evan Vessey and Mikie Melenudo each had two hits for Aptos.
Aptos trailed 3-0 in two innings, but tied the score in the third. Ryan Murphy had a two-run triple to bring Melenudo and Matthew Rayray home. McGillicuddy scored when Dylan Bergh reached on a mistake.
Cody Humble gave Aptos a 4-3 lead after scoring a single and scoring on Melenudo’s single in the fourth inning.
Kelen Johnson had two hits for Cambrian Park.
10-11s Section 5: The Capitola-Soquel All-Stars lost 8-4 to Los Gatos in the Los Gatos Little League Section 5 10-11 tournament on Saturday.
Capitola-Soquel faces Los Altos or Santa Teresa in an elimination match on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
Los Gatos expect the championship winner from 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Los Gatos have to lose twice to be eliminated. If he loses on Tuesday, a win-win game will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Capitola-Soquel beat Santa Teresa 13-3 in their opener on Friday night.
NCGA Amateur Stroke Championship: Santa Cruz’s Peter Wood shot a 14-over-par of 156 and missed the cut in the 41st NCGA Amateur Stroke Championship on Saturday at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.
Rocklin’s Marc Engellenner and San Francisco’s Daniel Connolly had a share of the lead at 5 under 137 heading into Sunday’s final round.