Nolan Peterson hit the first pitch of the game a long way over the fence in left field. It was foul by a couple of feet but was a precusor of things to come.
Four different San Carlos National League 12-year-old All-Stars hit home runs and SC National beat Half Moon Bay, 9-3, Friday in the District 52 Tournament being held at Highlands Park in San Carlos.
SC National plays again Saturday at 2 p.m., also at Highlands Park, against either Belmont Redwood Shores or San Mateo National.
"It's easy to coach when you have good players," San Carlos manager Scott Jeffries said. "Some of these kids, who were the best on their team during the regular season, have to sit out three or four innings and they are still ready to play, guys like Zachary Smith who came in to pitch and did the job."
The eight runs San Carlos scored in the game's first three innings were more than the team scored in their previous 15 innings.
Peterson, who singled and scored after his foul home run in the first, hit a fair home run in his second at bat. J.T. Folan made it back-to-back home runs. Matt Smith and Daniel Zorb also hit balls out of the park.
Shane Wallace, Smith, Lucas Billot and Ryan Jefferies combined to throw a four-hitter against Half Moon Bay.
Zorb had two hits and drove in three runs. Jackson Hohe had three hits and drove in a run. Jeffries and Billot also drove in runs as the tournament is down to its final eight teams.
San Carlos National collected a total of 12 hits. Defensively, San Carlos did not commit an error and Peterson, at shortstop, started a nifty 6-4-3 double play.
Major Baseball All-Stars District 52 Tournament
All Games at Highlands Park
Thursday, July 5
Palo Alto American 17, Highlanders 1
Palo Alto National 5, Alpine-West Menlo 1
Friday, July 6
San Carlos National 9, Half Moon Bay 3
San Mateo National vs. Belmont/Redwood Shores, Arguello Park, 6 p.m.
Saturday, July 7
Redwood City National vs. Hillsborough, 9 am.
Foster City vs. SM American, 11:30 a.m.
San Carlos National vs. SM National or Belmont/Redwood Shores, 2 p.m.
Palo Alto National vs. Palo Alto American, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 8
Games scheduled, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
(San Carlos National would play at 12:30 p.m. if it wins Saturday)
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