IMPERIAL BEACH — The District 22 champion Calexico Little League 9-10-year-old all-star team advanced in the Section 8 tournament with a 5-3 victory over Rancho San Diego.
Left-handed pitching ace Esau Madrigal took the win for Calexico.
Oscar Sanchez found doubled for Calexico in the first inning. Madrigal drove him in with a double for a 1-0 lead.
Madrigal scored when he stole home to put Calexico up 2-0.
In the second, Madrigal hit his second double and Armando Tapia drove him in with another double.
Tapia was thrown out, but Marcos Nieblas scored when he stole home and Calexico was in command.
In the fifth, Jose Montiel scored for Calexico when Michael Romero hit a double.
Calexico will play at 5 today against Valley de Oro in Imperial Beach.