WOODLAND — Riding the momentum from a come-from-behind victory on Saturday, the Davis National All-Stars got off to a good start in the finals of the Little League District 64 10-11 tournament on Sunday at Camarena Field in Woodland.
However, Woodland National found its offense late in that contest, eventually taking the title with an 11-4 victory.
“We played very well … just ran out of gas,” said DNLL coach Tom Fehrenbacher. “We had a good group of kids to work with and they all bought into the team concept and knowing their roles. It was good experience that they can use to build on for next year. The future looks bright for DNLL with lots of talent to work with.”
That talent was on display Sunday, especially early on as starting pitcher Will Fehrenbacher held WNLL scoreless for the first four innings of the game.
Meanwhile, Davis got going at the plate in the bottom of the fourth when Caden Difuntorum blasted a solo home run. That ignited the local offense as singles by Nate Thompson and Ethan Lo put Fehrenbacher at the plate with two runners on.
He smashed a ball off the wall — missing a home run by a couple of feet — that became an RBI double, then Luke Carrell singled home Lo to make it 3-0.
Lo added a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth, and struck out three in his 1 2/3 innings on the mound.
However, Woodland took the lead on a three-run homer in the top of the fifth inning, and didn’t look back.