BURLINGAME — The El Dorado Senior American Legion baseball team received a dominate pitching performance from Justin Dillon Sunday to defeat San Bruno 11-1 in five innings in the championship game of the annual Burlingame Fourth of July Tournament.
The mercy-rule victory at Washington Park gave El Dorado its second straight Burlingame Tournament title. Dillon struck out 14, walked one and allowed just four hits. San Bruno’s run in the first inning was unearned.
The Seniors picked up four wins over the weekend, starting with Friday’s easy doubleheader victories against Redwood City and Redding followed by Saturday’s closer 6-3 win over the tournament hosts. In all four of its games, El Dorado starting pitchers (Troy Booher, Reed Omohundro, Taylor Shores, Dillon) went the distance.
Against San Bruno, the Seniors tallied three in the first, five in the second and three in the fourth.
“I was sure at that point (going into Sunday) that we’d already played the second and third best teams at the tournament and that turned out to be true,” El Dorado coach Rusty McDonald said.
Offensively, Hunter Gallant tripled and doubled; Alex FaGalde had two hits including a triple; and Zack Brown added two hits.
After a day off Monday and yesterday’s practice the team heads to Reno for the 16-team Reno Knights’ Fourth of July Tournament. El Dorado opens tomorrow with games against Galena and Kuna.