Rico’s game-winning hit puts DPLL in 10U final

Jordan Rico singled in Joe Talarico for the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning, lifting the Dos Pueblos Little League 10-under All-Stars to a 3-2 win over Santa Paula and a spot in the District 63 tournament championship game.

Dos Pueblos will play undefeated Goleta Valley South on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Foothill LL in Ventura.

After Santa Paula tied the score at 2-2 in the top of the sixth, DP loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the inning on a double by Talarico, a walk to Luke Varesio and a single by Ryan Speshyock. Rico ended the game with his single.

Talarico paced the offense, going 4-for-4, with a double and a RBI; Rico went 3-4, Kyle Spink went 2-2 with a double and RBI. Dylan Gesswein hit a clutch double in the fifth inning.

Speshyock struck out seven batters in 3.1 innings.