Little League All-Stars head into championships
Dyanna Santana went 4 for 9 with a triple, six runs scored and two RBIs to help lead Colusa to consecutive wins Thursday and Friday at Wheatland to reach the championship game of the District 2 Little League All-Star softball minors championship.
Colusa played Peach Bowl for the title late Saturday evening.
Colusa ousted Marysville 14-9 and Sutter Area, 9-5.
Annalise Lay led Colusa from the circle against Marysville with nine strikeouts.
Theresa Mitchum led the way at the plate, going 3 for 5 with a double, four RBIs and three runs scored.
Marysville was led by Sophie Afato, who went 4 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored.
Helena Harris struck out nine for Colusa against Sutter Area.
Cynthia Velasquez sparked rallies in the fourth and fifth and finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and a triple.
Jessica Hickel went 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
Sutter Area was led by Samantha Farmer, who finished 1 for 3 with a double and three RBIs.
Peach Bowl 15, Sutter Area 5
Peach Bowl reached the title game before Colusa did its damage by sending Sutter Area to the second-chance bracket on Thursday.
Blake Craft led the way from the plate, going 3 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored, while Peach Bowl teammate Kaylin Aleman went 2 for 3 with two runs scored.
Craft also struck out 11 and allowed just four hits in the win.
Sutter Area was led by Samantha Farmer, who finished 2 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs and Samantha Rodriguez, who finished 1 for 2 with two runs scored.
Olivehurst-Linda 10, Westside 1
Miya Garcia allowed just one hit and one run to lead Olivehurst-Linda from the circle and past Marysville on Thursday.
Olivehurst-Linda advanced to the semifinal game against Sutter Buttes, which was played late Saturday evening at Peach Bowl Little League.
Hayleigh Hill went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and three runs scored to lead the way for O-L.
Isabella Alveraz, Mariah Glassgow and Molly DeQuine each drove in a run. DeQuine scored twice.
Sutter Buttes 11, Marysville 2
Sutter Buttes ousted Marysville to reach the semifinal game.
Sutter Buttes got a bevy of hits from a large bunch, including Phoebe Topete, Kyrie Combo, Laura Maldonado, Lydia Maldonado and Alexis Dorantes, who each recorded a single hit. Dorantes also knocked in two runs and Combo drove in another. Combo scored twice, while Topete and Lydia Maldonado each scored once.
But it was Morgan Macy and Chelsea Chandler who powered Sutter Buttes from the plate.
Macy went 3 for 4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored, while Chandler went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Holly Brennan led the way from the circle, striking out seven and allowing only four hits.
Marysville was led by Ave Rodriguez, who went 2 for 3 with a run scored, and Amy Bernhard and Heather Harness, who each recorded a hit and an RBI.