Goleta Valley 12U Stars romp in District 63 opener

Henry Manfredonia launched a towering three-run homer to right-center in the first inning, sparking the Goleta Valley South 12-Under All-Stars to a 14-1 win over Fillmore in the opening pool-play game of the Little League District 63 Tournament on Saturday.

Manfredonia drove in seven runs and had three hits in the four-inning (mercy rule) game.

Goleta Valley piled on five runs more in the second, ignited by an RBI single from Aiden Johnson. GVSLL secured victory with six runs in the fourth, highlighted by a two-run laser home run by Will Trautwein and an RBI double by Jackson Haskell.

Buddy Melgoza and Caden and Jared Vom Steeg each totaled two hits and two runs scored. On the mound, Ian Oakley and Conner Hess threw a combined 2-hitter, notching 8 strikeouts.