GVS 10U All Stars reach sub-regional finals

Goleta Valley South Little League’s 10-Under All Stars scored four runs in the first inning en route to a 5-2 win over Golden Hills of Fullerton on Monday to reach the finals of the So Cal North Sub-Regional Tournament in Long Beach.

Goleta Valley South plays Encino on Wednesday. The local squad must beat Encino twice to win the championship. Encino beat GVS in their first meeting on Saturday.

Nathan Lynk stole home to spark the GVS scoring outburst in the first inning. Evon Weeks had a two-run single.

Gino Darke was solid on the mound for GVS. He allowed two hits, no earned runs, struck out two and didn’t walk a batter in 3.1 innings.

Aiden Mandel went 3-for-3 at the plate.

If GVS wins on Wednesday, a second championship game will be played on Thursday.