GVSLL 12U All Stars roll into District 63 final

Goleta Valley South Little League 12U All Stars won their District 63 Tournament semifinal game, defeating Ventura Coastal 13-2 in a shortened, mercy-rule victory in Santa Paula on Saturday.

GVS took the lead in the first on a sacrifice fly by Jackson Haskell before scoring five more runs in the second inning. Connor Hess roped a triple to right, followed by RBI hits from Ian Oakley, Caden Vom Steeg, Nick Oakley, and Haskell.

GVS piled on seven more in the third, highlighted by Henry Manfredonia’s 2-run homer off the score board and Will Trautwein’s 2-run laser shot to right. Caden Vom Steeg and Nick Oakley also added RBI hits in the third.

Hess and Will Trautwein handled pitching duties for GVS, striking out six in the shortened, 4-inning game.

In the other semifinal, Santa Paula defeated Dos Pueblos Little League, 3-1. GVS and Santa Paula will square off in the District 63 championship on Monday in Montalvo at 7 p.m.