The Umpqua Valley Cal Ripken 12U all-star team started pool play at the Pacific Northwest Regional 2-0 on Thursday in Meridian, Id.
The Douglas County team started with a 5-4 win over Mission Valley from Montana in the morning. Mason Collins hit an RBI single in the sixth to put Umpqua Valley in front for good.
Umpqua Valley then defeated Alberta Selects from Canada 17-0 in the afternoon. Judah Sensabaugh hit two home runs in the blowout to help pace the U.V. offense.
The Umpqua Valley boys will continue pool play with two more games on Friday. First up, Umpqua Valley faces a team from Sandy, Ore. at 11 a.m. The boys will also take on a team from Nampa, Id. at 6:30 p.m.
If the Umpqua Valley all-stars can finish top two in their division after Friday’s games, they’ll move on to the semifinals starting Saturday. The regional championship game will be played on Saturday at 1 p.m.