If there was any doubt that Alice National was going to wrap up the 10 and 11-year-old District 22 tournament Tuesday evening, it was sent out of the park in the bottom of the first inning.
Big second baseman Matthew Ortiz hit a towering shot over the right centerfield fence to held build an early 10-0 lead over Falfurrias. Alice National went on to win the tournament championship game at Bobby Cuellar Park, 17-2. Mark Garza had a further home run later in the game.
The Alice boys will move on to sectionals play in Laredo in about two weeks. The 10- and 11-year District 22 tournament included only three teams.
Other district tournaments will continue through the week.