Little League: NC Rangers win TOC title

Grass Valley Reds pitcher Kade Hiatt (6) fires a pitch toward Nevada City Rangers batter Aiden Panock (99) during the Rangers’ TOC Little League title win over the Reds Thursday at Condon Park.

The Little League District 11 postseason is off to a hot start.

With temperatures hovering around triple digits Thursday afternoon at Condon Park in Grass Valley, the top two Intermediate Division (13-and-under) teams in District 11 battled it out in a thrilling Tournament of Champions title game.

Little League: NC Rangers win TOC title

Nevada City Rangers’ Craig Statler celebrates with his team after winning the TOC title Thursday evening at Condon Park.

Little League: NC Rangers win TOC title

Nevada City Rangers’ batter Aiden Panock (99) hits a triple in the top of the 4th inning.

Little League: NC Rangers win TOC title

Nevada City Rangers pitcher Dylan Blackmon (27) watches as he strikes out a Grass Valley Reds batter.

Little League: NC Rangers win TOC title

Grass Valley Reds’ Trace Shelton (2) awaits the tag at home of Nevada City Rangers base runner Charlie LaJevnesse (7).