SPRING VALLEY — After breezing through the District 22 tournament without a loss, the Imperial 11-12-year-old Little League all-star team dropped its second consecutive game in a 4-2 loss to Valley de Oro in the Section 8 regional tournament here Sunday to end its season.
"I'm proud of the kids," said Imperial coach Alfred Moore. "The kids fought hard and tough. They just got outplayed tonight."
John Aguilar took the win for Valley de Oro while Michael Nisperos took the loss.
Imperial opened the top of the first inning as two runs when Gabriel Item smacked a double and Spencer Drury hit a single.
Item scored on an error and Drury crossed the plate when Nisperos drove him in on a ground out.
Aguilar hit a home run in the bottom of the inning to pull Valley de Oro to within one.
In the fourth, Valley de Oro took command when Spencer Reed was driven in by Taylor Wohlwend and Aguilar was plated by Bryce Johnson on a single.