A group of all-stars from Pleasanton Foothill Little League's majors division capped off a 12-0 playoff run by winning the Northern California 10/11-year-old Little League Championship outside Redding last weekend, giving PFLL its first ever NorCal crown.
The team was strong at the plate, on the mound and in the field throughout the postseason and displayed much of the same consistency in the title game.
The PFLL players defeated West Sacramento 8-4 in the tournament finale played in Anderson, using a five-run third inning to break a 3-3 tie and ultimately propel them to the championship victory.
The local all-stars played on different teams during the PFLL majors division regular season and then joined forces for the postseason run, which saw them win tournaments at the district, sectional and NorCal levels.
They outscored opponents 131-40 and belted 134 hits overall during the playoffs. The pitching staff posted a 2.60 ERA, and the pitching and defense allowed a total of 68 hits during the 12 games.
The Northern California championship included the top Little League teams between Bakersfield and the Oregon border. It was the final competition for the 10/11-year-olds, as there is no nationwide Little League World Series for that age range.
The PFLL team consisted of Matt Andre, Evan Bilter, Ryan Cannon, Tyler Dishman, Aidan Hendershaw, Michael Kullman, Noah Lombardi, Nathan Mammini, Ben Miller, Jackson Ogolin, Will Spinola, and Tyler Tarpley, with manager Jeff Tarpley and coaches Mike Ogolin and Eric Andre.