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IMPERIAL VALLEY – California Little League’s Western Regional Sectional Section 7 All-Star Tournament action on four levels began this weekend and continues through the week for the four all-star teams representing local Little League District 22.

On Saturday afternoon July 8, in Junior All-Star Tournament action hosted by District 41’s Jamul Little League, the District 22 All-Stars from the El Centro Little League lost to District 42’s Parkview Little League juniors by a score of 3-1.

“There were some of them back from a travel team tournament in Florida and they were a little jet-lagged,” El Centro Little League President Ivan Murrillo said. “Ramon Madrid pitched and kept them in the game.”

For the game, Madrid had three strikeouts, surrendered three hits and two errors, costing the El Centro All-Star’s two runs, while offensively, El Centro only managed three hits including a single by Jose Salcido in the first inning.

El Centro’s lone run came in the top of the third when Athzel Gonzalez singled and then was sacrificed to second by Ivan Romero, scoring on a solid single to left-center field by Madrid.

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