The Carson Valley 10-11-year-old Little League All-Stars opened up the district tournament in dominating fashion over the weekend, scoring a 7-5 win over South Tahoe Saturday and a 16-5 win over Sparks National Sunday at the South Valleys Sports Complex in Reno.
Carson Valley has seven players on its roster from the 9-10-year-old squad that reached the district championship game last year.
"So far, so good," Carson Valley coach Mike Davies said. "It's a good group. They bang the ball pretty good, so hopefully we can keep it going."
In the first game, Dylan Sullivan scored a run, had a big catch in center field and reached base on a walk and after getting hit by a pitch.
Brandon Bohan had a bases-clearing double to drive in three runs.
Zach Davies had a hit, Kaleb Foster had two hits and pitched well, James Herrick had a run-scoring hit and scored a run of his own, Jordan White had a hit, a run scored and threw out a runner from the outfield attempting to advance to third.
Richard Simons scored a run, Dilyn Rooker had two hits, an RBI and a run scored and Cale Kynett had two hits, two runs and pitched well.
Against Sparks Nationals, Jared Rooker had a hit, an RBI and a run scored, Herrick went 3-for-4 with six RBIs and a three-run home run and Sullivan had two hits, two RBIs, two runs scored and several catches in center field.
Foster drove in two runs with two hits and scored two runs of his own, Davies had a walk and a run scored, Dillon Lopez scored a run and pitched well and Chase Johnson pitched the team through the fourth and the fifth and had two hits and two RBIs.
Simons had a hit and a run scored, Matt Santos walked and scored a run, Bohan had an RBI and a run scored and Dilyn Rooker had a hit and two runs scored.
Carson Valley will take on Reno Continental Monday night and face Carson American on Tuesday.
The Carson Valley 9-10-year-old All-Stars topped Reno American West 10-7 to open the district tournament Saturday and followed that with an 11-1 win over Sparks National Sunday at the South Valleys Sports Complex in Reno.
"It's a case where in two games, every kid on the roster contributed to the effort," coach Tim Jacobsen said. "We're hitting the ball well and pitching well so we'll see if we can keep it going.
"They play with a lot of heart, and that is very important in these types of tournaments."
Carson Valley will take on Reno National Monday night and face Washoe Tuesday.
The 9-10-year-old roster includes Michael Mejia, Nolan Geth, Joey Jacobsen, Ben Nolting, Logan Fencl, Connor McKinnon, William Cassinos, Jacob Evans, Spencer Trivitt, Kindel Isham, Tanner Valenzuela, Daniel Owens and Cody Azevedo.