Giants blank Penn Valley |

Giants blank Penn Valley

The regular season champion at Bear River Little League showed a few reasons it won the league championship Friday in the annual Tournament of Champions.

The Bear River Giants, serving as hosts of the TOC, opened their tournament action by downing the Penn Valley White Sox 10-0 in four innings.

David Keaton starred on the mound and at the plate. Keaton threw a complete game, two-hitter while striking out four and walking one.

“Our defense was awesome,” said Giants coach James Toft. “We had a lot of balls hit in the infield and in the outfield and there were no errors or mental mistakes at all. I was excited to see them play so well.”

At bat, Keaton went 3-for-3 with a triple, 2 RBIs and two runs scored. Josh Toft also had a big day at the plate. Toft went 2-for-3 with a triple, double, 2 RBIs and two runs scored. Tyler Toft was 2-for-3, as well, with a run scored.

Michael Raigoza went 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and two runs scored. Justin Brown and Mac Slane each had an RBI single, while Kyle Soria and Chris Lopez each also had a base hit.

Bear River’s Giants advance to Monday’s semifinal round, where they will face the winner of today’s 5 p.m. matchup between the Grass Valley Angels and the Nevada City Red Sox.

In Thursday’s late game, the Sierra Foothills “B” team defeated the Penn Valley “A” team 5-4.

In today’s 7:30 p.m. game, Sierra Foothills “B” will face the winner of Friday’s game between Sierra Foothills “A” and Bear River “B.” Results were not available at press time.


Coaches may file their game reports by phone (477-4240) or by e-mail (brianh@theunion .com). Photographers are also encouraged to submit their shots and may do so in a JPEG format. Submission deadline is 9:30 p.m.

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