COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa National Little League Majors Division All-Stars like to go over all facets of the game before the actual game starts.
The team tried a different approach on Monday.
The team focused mostly on hitting. Manager Matt Palma said his team needed to after a one-run effort in the first game of the Mayor's Cup on Saturday.
His players agreed.
"They wanted their bats to come alive," said Palma, who saw the bats tatter the ball in the second game of the best-of-three Mayor's Cup series.
The game lasted just four innings because Costa Mesa National beat Costa Mesa American, 15-0. The 10-run mercy rule went in effect on CMALL's field at Costa Mesa High.
That was the only way to stop CMNLL, which claimed the Mayor's Cup for the sixth straight year. Costa Mesa National swept the series for the fifth time during the run.