Santa Maria Southside has exited the District 65 All-Star Tournament with a win.

Southside edged Village Hills 2-1 in a Little League Division Pool B game at C.C. Oakley Park Tuesday night. Southside wound up 1-3 in the tournament.

Village Hills is 0-3. The Vandenberg Village team plays its final tourney game at 1 p.m. Saturday against Orcutt American (2-0).

That game is the last before the semifinals begin next Monday. Orcutt National and Santa Maria Westside will represent Pool A in the semis.

Village Hills scored first Tuesday. Pat Cook singled with two outs in the top of the first inning, then went all the way to third base on a passed ball on ball four to Chris Kabrel. Cook scored on a wild pitch.

In the bottom of the first, Rodrigo Jimenez singled for Southside with one out. He went to second base on an infield single by Stephen Boyd, advanced to third base on a groundout and then scored on a wild pitch.

Jimenez scored again for Southside in the last of the third inning. He stole second base, went to third on a wild pitch and then scored as the Village Hills catcher made an errant throw trying to get him.

Southside pitcher Christian Perez allowed only three hits. One of those was a double by Daniel Sandoval. Kabrel had an infield single in the fourth inning.

Village Hills pitcher Aaron Hay allowed four hits. Perez and Kji Hamill both singled. Perez and Hay each pitched complete games.

The next tournament game is at 5 p.m. tonight. Orcutt American plays Lompoc National (2-0) in a showdown between the only unbeaten teams in the tournament.

Lompoc American (2-1) is the other Pool B team in the hunt for a semifinal berth. The two Lompoc squads play each other at 10 a.m. Saturday.

If Orcutt American wins tonight, it clinches a semifinal spot.

July 07, 2004

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