All-Star season is off and running, and Mill Valley’s 12-year-olds, 11-year-olds and 10-year-olds are engaged in District 3 pool play before the playoff round begins next week. District 3 pool play continues this week, with games at various sites around the county. Check millvalleyll.org for the latest in scores and game times and locations.
Twin Cities 7, Mill Valley 2 — Mill Valley fell to 2-2 in pool play on June 28 at Joe Wagner Field as Twin Cities plated five runs in the first inning.
Tiburon 5, Mill Valley 2 — A tight game between two of District 3’s best went Tiburon’s way when Chad Goodman hit a tie-breaking grand slam in the 5th inning on June 26 at Boyle Park. Mill Valley received fine pitching from Thomas Harrison and Caden Maas, while Emmet George homered and Carson Frame tripled for MV. Brad Burnes homered for Tiburon and pitched 5 and 2/3 innings.
Mill Valley 10, San Rafael 0 — At Glenwood Field in San Rafael on June 25, the 12s notched their second win in less than 24 hours, a four-inning mercy rule win fueled by home runs from Colin Lam, Grant Selig and a walk-off dinger from Will Bennett. Shane Patel was tidy on the mound, allowing only one hit in 3 and 2/3 innings.
Mill Valley 12, West Marin 1 — At Boyle Park on June 24, the 12s jumped out with eight runs in the first two innings, and cruised to a five-inning win. Nick Ferraro smashed two home runs and drove in four runs for Mill Valley, while pitchers Grant Selig and Thomas Harrison combined for for five innings on the mound. Selig also hit a home run. Jack Fierstein had a key three-run hit in Mill Valley's first inning. For West Marin, Anton Delle Valle notched two hits.
Mill Valley 13, West Marin 3 — Miles Gensler doubled, tripled and drove in four runs, while Brendan King threw three shutout innings on the mound and Mill Valley improved to 3-0 in pool play on June 29 in Fairfax. Ryan Burns doubled and drove in three runs.
Mill Valley 5, Ross Valley 4 — Bryn Kramlich capped a thriller at Boyle Park on June 27 with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 6th for Mill Valley. Mill Valley rallied for two runs in the 5th inning to tie, setting up Kramlich’s game-winner.
Mill Valley 10, San Francisco National 0 – Mill Valley scored 10 runs in the first inning at Boyle Park, fueled by two hits in the same inning from both Miles Gensler and Tyler Buxton, including Buxton smacking a two-run home run. Kaiden Dossa struck out six in two innings of work, and Buxton threw two scoreless innings as well.
San Francisco National 11, Mill Valley 8 — Ryan Simon smashed a grand slam at Boyle Buena Vista on June 29, part of a three-hit, six RBI day, but Mill Valley dropped its first game of pool play.
Mill Valley 7, Ross Valley 4 — Elliot Dasovich threw 5 innings of one run baseball to help Mill Valley overcome Ross Valley on June 27 at Bacich Elementary in Kentfield. Hugo Barberie got Mill Valley on the board first with a soaring two-run triple in a four-run first inning, and Tito Fierstein drove in the go ahead run in the fourth on single up the middle in the fourth. Mill Valley added two more runs in the fifth. Cam Tarkenton and Mo Jacoby had two hits each for Ross Valley.
Mill Valley 6, San Francisco American 4 (7 innings) — At Treasure Island on June 25, Mill Valley squeezed out two runs in the extra frame to improve to 2-0 in District 3 pool play. Ryan Simon led Mill Valley with three hits, and Jackson Van Til closed it out with a scoreless inning in the 7th. For San Francisco, Amelia Thomas was a standout defensively and on the mound.
Mill Valley 10, Dixie-Terra Linda 0 -- Bennett Dammann threw four scoreless innings at Boyle Park, and added two RBIs at the plate for Mill Valley. Henry Stoll had three hits and two RBIs for the winners. For Dixie-TL, Luca Benassini tossed three solid innings on the mound.
Novato South 6, Mill Valley 5 (7 innings) — A thriller at Glenwood Park on June 19 went to Novato South when Novato’s Matt Baldino stole home to close out a District 3 semifinal. The final score belied a terrific outing from Mill Valley pitcher Henry Pearson, who struck out five and walked only one in 4 and 1/3 innings. Gus Grumet capped an outstanding All-Star campaign with three hits, including a double, and two RBIs while Pearson added two hits and two RBIs, and Declan Murphy smacked a double. Cooper Mitchell fanned three in 1 and 2/3 innings of fine relief work. Devin Perkins scored two runs, and Hank Murray reached base three times for Mill Valley. For Novato South, Baldino had three hits.