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June 19, 2013
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Souza goes deep, GV Miners mercy-rule Reno


The Grass Valley Miners American Legion baseball team got solid pitching and well-rounded hitting Tuesday on their way to a mercy-rule victory over Reno, 8-0 in six innings.

The Miners’ lefty hurler Garrett O’Callaghan was dealing from the slab, pitching a complete game, allowing just two hits and no runs while striking out four.

On the offensive end, the Miners’ Joey Souza provided some pop with a solo home run coming on a 3-2 count. Souza, a pitcher and middle infielder, finished the day 3-for-4 with two RBIs.

O’Callaghan helped himself out with a 2-for-3 day, including an RBI.

Grass Valley’s Dalton Maxwell ripped an RBI double in the win, center fielder Jakob Freele went 2-for-3 on the day, Jordan Jiannino added an RBI sac fly, Conner Upton accounted for an RBI and Sam Powell tallied a RBI. Noah Arriaga proved to have the best eye of the day, drawing three walks from Reno pitchers.

The Miners get the impressive win over Reno on the heels of a 6-5 loss to Redding on Monday that ended with a two-run walkoff home run in the bottom of the ninth inning by Redding.

The Miners (8-2) are in the middle of an eight games in nine days stretch that started June 11 against Bear River. The Miners are currently 5-2 during that stretch with six of the seven games played being on the road. Grass Valley plays one more game today then takes a few days off before a Saturday tournament in Susanville.


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