Clayton Valley beats Alameda to D4 Championship
Clayton Valley 10, Alameda 8
Despite an Alameda rally in the bottom of the sixth inning that produced two runs, Clayton Valley earned the District 4 International Tournament Championship game on Wednesday, July 15.
Clayton Valley opened the D4 Championship game making their presence known, knocking out eight runs in the first two innings. Clayton Valley bats were relatively quiet over the remainder of the game, with only two more runs crossing the plate.
Alameda battled hard, picking up three runs in the second and third innings, including two from a Robbie Achramowicz homer. In the bottom of the fifth, Achramowicz walked and crossed the plate to score Alameda’s fourth run after Kevin Andrada hit a shot to left. Andrada later scored on a passed ball.
Gregory Ngim and John Huntoon got on base with walks, and Nels Bergeron came to bat, driving Ngim in for the third and last run of the inning. Alameda came to bat the bottom of the sixth behind by four runs with the score 10-6.
With championship title on the line, Alameda threatened Clayton Valley by pounding out three hits, including a double from Alex Vick and a single each from Kaleo Johnson and Andrada. Unfortunately for Alameda, Clayton Valley held Alameda to two runs in the inning, ending Alameda’s run for the D4 championship title.
Alameda pitchers Ryan Fong and Kaleo Johnson challenged Clayton Valley throughout the entire game.