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Grass Valley Post 130 falls to NAPA in Area 1 title game

The summer season came to a close Sunday for the Grass Valley Post 130 Miners as they fell to Napa, 4-3, in the American Legion Area 1 baseball championship game.

Facing the only team to have beaten them since the postseason started July 18, the Miners shot themselves in the foot in the title game, allowing four unearned runs to score, including three runs on three errors in the fifth inning.

The Miners had out-hit Napa on the day 8-6, but the four errors proved costly.



Jordan Jiannino got the start in the title game and pitched well before having to leave in the fourth with soreness. Jiannino completed three full innings and allowed one unearned run. Joey Souza took over in relief and finished out the game.

Souza accounted for one of the Miners three runs, knocking in Zach Garrity in the fifth inning. Dalton Maxwell added an RBI double, and Jakob Freele had two hits in the loss.




To reach the championship round, the Miners beat the Susanville Renegades, 11-8, Saturday.

Garrett O’Callaghan went the distance on the mound for the Miners, who trailed 4-0 until opening the flood gates in the third. The Miners scored two runs in the third, added another seven in the fourth and two more to ice it in the sixth.

Maxwell had multiple hits in the game, including an RBI triple. Souza added an RBI and a single, and Freele, Noah Arriaga, O’Callaghan, Brady Porter, Sam Powell and Nolan Fillman all chipped in base knocks.

The Miners get a few weeks of summer vacation before school starts and can look back on their summer season as a success. Grass Valley tallied 24 wins in 30 games, won its district tourney and pushed Napa to the brink in the Area tourney championship.


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