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Depois helps team to win

The runner-up from the Penn Valley Little League Majors regular season opened up the District 11, Area 2 Tournament of Champions Wednesday night by eliminating the Grass Valley champion from contention.

Penn Valley’s White Sox downed the Grass Valley Athletics 13-1, earning a second round game Friday night against the Giants, Bear River’s Major Division champions.

White Sox coach Greg Swanton said while his team was helped at the plate by some Grass Valley errors, his club earned the win with some strong defensive play.



“We had a great practice (Tuesday) and our defense really shined tonight,” Swanton said.

Leading that defense was pitcher Beau Depois, who struck out five while allowing no hits and no earned runs in three innings of action.




Kyle Cota led things at the plate with a triple, 3 RBIs, and three runs scored. Jack Gemetti and John Swanton each drew two walks and scored two runs. Roland Pucich was walked twice, hit by a pitch and scored three runs. Cory Cesak, Benito Lozada and Ryan Turner each had a hit in the win.

Nevada City’s champion, or “A” team, faced Grass Valley’s “B” team in the 7:30 p.m. nightcap. Results were not available at press time.

Today’s games at Bear River Little League feature Foresthill’s “A” team vs. Nevada City’s “B” team in a 5 p.m. contest. Penn Valley “A” will face Sierra Foothills “B” in the 7:30 p.m. game.

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