DPLL 10s advance to Sectional Championship

A 2-1 victory over Santa Maria Northside on Monday night advances Dos Pueblos Little League’s 10-year-old all stars to the sectional championship series against Moorpark.

DPLL needs two victories over Moorpark in games on Tuesday and Wednesday to win the sectional title. Tuesday’s game is scheduled for 6 p.m. in Lompoc.

Joe Talarico scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning, alertly scampering home from third base when a pitch got away from the catcher.

Josh Brennan scored DPLL’s first run in the bottom of the first inning after Santa Maria had taken a 1-0 lead in the top half of the inning.

Ryan Speshyock and Jordan Rico combined on the mound to limit Santa Maria to one run. They were backed up defensively by great plays made in the field by Kellan Montgomery, Brennan and Jack Greaney.