The 51st annual Optimist All Star Baseball Games took place Sunday at Army Depot Park in Sacramento and feature the top seniors in the region.
The three boys from Galt that played representing the South Small Schools were Chris Pamplona (Galt High), Jimmy Brown and Maximus Adversalo (Liberty Ranch).
Pamplona started at third, Adversalo started at first and Brown played center field. A walk in the first inning and a pass ball allowed the North team to score in the first inning.
Brown struck out his first time at bat and Adversao hit a hardline drive to the pitcher and was thrown out at first. Pamplona hit a fly ball to center field and was out his first time at bat.
Pamplona showed off his fielding skills on two separate plays where he grabbed and threw the ball to Adversalo at first and made Adversalo do the splits to grab the tag.
Brown caught a fly ball in the outfield to finish off the inning.
In the bottom of the fifth, Brown hit a pop-up to the shortstop that the wind moved over to the second baseman, and he missed it. Next, Adversalo was pitched what he thought was the fourth ball. The umpire was taking a long time to make the call, and Adversalo threw his bat and proceeded to first, and the umpire called it a strike and Adversalo was out.
With two out and two on base, Pamplona hit a double to right field to tie the game. After the fifth inning, Pamplona and Adversalo were substituted out and Brown continued at center field. The South lost to the North with a final score of 13-2, and Pamplona was named MVP.