TURLOCK -- Vince Wheeland summed up the Stanislaus County All-Star team best in three words.
"We were stacked," the Turlock star said.
It's hard to argue as Stanislaus County crushed Merced County 12-1 in the Stanislaus County-Merced County All-Star Game at Stanislaus State in front of a large crowd on Saturday afternoon.
Wheeland and Davis ace Jake Sisco set the tone on the mound as the five Stanislaus County pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts.
"They threw hard, all of them," said Merced junior Andrew Jaurique, who went 2 for 4. "I don't know what else to say. They threw hard and we didn't adjust during the game."
The game featured 33 all-league selections between the two counties.
The two players drafted in last week's Major League Baseball draft started for each team in Sisco and Gustine left-hander Ben Griset.
Both were impressive.
Sisco struck out four and allowed only two hits in three scoreless innings.
"I just wanted to come out throwing strikes, keep the ball down and fix some mechanical problems I had earlier," said Sisco, who was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 37th round.
Griset showed off why he was drafted in the 36th round by the Chicago White Sox with his knee-bending curveball on his way to four strikeouts in two innings. However, Sisco crushed a first-pitch fastball for a run-scoring triple off Griset in the bottom of the first inning to give Stanislaus State a 1-0 lead.
"I had a feeling he was going to challenge me, so I was looking for a fastball and that's what he gave me," Sisco said. "I was able to put a good swing on it."
Merced came into the game short-handed, which forced some players to play out of position and also effected the pitching rotation.
Stanislaus took advantage with a six-run third inning against Los Banos right-hander Matt Nunes.
Enochs' Matt Walsh drove in two runs during the inning with a single. Modesto's Calvin Thomas crushed an RBI double and Downey's Clay Welch later added another two-run single during the frame.
Oakdale's Tanner Combs helped Stanislaus County track on three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning when he cleared the bases with a three-run double that extended the lead to 10-0.
Merced's lone run came on an RBI double by Buhach Colony's Matt Voris in the top of the sixth inning.
"We had a dominant team," Wheeland said. "I played with a lot of these guys when we were younger. It was good to play with them again."
At Stanislaus State
Merced 000 001 000 -- 1 7 2
Stanislaus 015 130 02X -- 12 16 0
Ben Griset, Matt Nunes (3), Andrew Jaurique (4), D.J. Jantez (6), Matt Voris (8) and Fernando Alcazar; Jake Sisco, Vince Wheeland (4), Clay Cozzitorto (6), Brennon Williams (7), Tanner Combs (8) and Mason Ankeny, Ryan Brown (5).
MERCED -- Jaurique 2-4, Voris (2B, RBI).
STANISLAUS -- Garrett Roberts 3-5 (2 2B), Matt Walsh 2-3, Calvin Thomas (2B, RBI), Clay Welch (2 RBI), Wheeland 2-2 (2B), Sisco 2-2 (2B, 3B , RBI), Combs 2-2 (2B, 3 RBI).