In a Saturday battle between Little League teams with the same moniker, the Grass Valley Giants came up big against the Nevada City Giants, winning 17-2.
Grass Valley got an outstanding performance on the mound from Ben Powell, who allowed just two hits in four innings of work.
Andrew Link closed the game out with a perfect fifth inning.
From the plate, Adam Dennis got on base any way he could with two walks and reached after wearing a pitch as he scored four times in the game. Powell drew four walks in the game and scored three times.
Gary Menary was an RBI machine with six while going 2-for-5. Link also had two hits and scored three runs, and Luke Cornish went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks.
Others helping on offense were Grady McCuen with a single, and Dylan Kesel who walked and scored twice.
Bear River Athletics 12,
Grass Valley Angels 6
The Bear River major Athletics doubled up the Grass Valley Angels Saturday at Condon Park.
Reid Zoldan led the way from the slab, throwing 4 2/3 innings and allowing just two hits and four runs while striking out seven. Caleb Edwards came in for the close, ending the game with three strike outs and no earned runs.
Nathan Van Patten led the way at the plate with a 2-for-3 outing that garnered four RBIs. The win puts the A’s at 6-1 on the season.
Penn Valley Giants 16,
Sierra Foothill A’s 5
The Penn Valley Giants busted out their bats and took down the Sierra Foothill Athletics by 11 Saturday.
Owen Day gave his team a boost, launching a triple, which was later followed by Tyler Villnow connecting for a two-bagger. The A’s battled back with S.F. Smith on the mound, but he was no match for the solid offensive display by the Giants. Penn Valley cashed in seven combined RBIs from Sean Stoll, Justus Arnberg, Blake Yokom, Benny Gemetti, Wyatt Hook, Hunter Vallejo and Matt Hayward as the game ended in five short innings.