Rancho Santa Fe Little League Intermediate Team Wins California District 31 Silver Division Championship

According to a press release, the Rancho Santa Fe Little League (RSFLL) intermediate baseball team won the California District 31 Little League Silver Division championship title after defeating the Escondido National Little League Padres 12-0 on May 30.

For Rancho Santa Fe Little League pitcher Louie Rosso, the game was almost a complete no-hitter. The opposition managed just one base hit on an error in the bottom of the last inning. Rosso pitched efficiently the entire game for Rancho Santa Fe Little League and had few pitches in the 60s, which was fewer than the combined 109 pitches by three different Escondido National Padres players. Rosso struck out four batters, along with RSFLL catchers Noah Holyoak and Soren Glomsrud.

The Rancho Santa Fe Little League offensive game was strong. In the first inning, leadoff hitter Rosso set the pace with a triple play and a steal home. Additional runs were scored by players Greyden Speer, Cole Hamilton, Holyoak and Glomsrud. The highlight of the second inning was a triple play by Hamiton deep into the outfield followed by a steal home. Additional runs were scored by Rosso and Holyoak in the second inning. RSFLL player Jack Curry joined Speer, Holyoak and Hamilton in scoring runs for the RSFLL in the fourth inning. The game ended just after four and a half innings due to the Little League mercy rule, which states that if the winning team is ahead by at least 10 runs after four innings, the losing team must concede the win to their opponents.

“The boys really gelled well together throughout the season and that not only resulted in an undefeated playoff record, but also earned us a 12-0 win in the 2024 California District 31 Intermediate Silver Division championship game,” Rancho Santa Fe Little League head coach Patrick Speer said in the press release.