Little League: Rocklin forces one more |

Little League: Rocklin forces one more

A pitchers’ dual broke out Saturday night in Rocklin as the Penn Valley Major All-Stars Little League team fell 1-0, forcing a championship game at 7 tonight at Nevada City’s Pioneer Park.

“A bunt sacrifice scored the only run in the game,” Penn Valley coach Rich Benevento said. “It was pretty unbelievable.”

Dusty Zeisler pitched a two-hitter for Penn Valley, all but shutting down Rocklin. However, Rocklin hurler Austin Dick pitched even better giving up just one hit.

“There weren’t many baserunners and there were some good defensive plays,” Benevento said. “It was really well played on both sides.”

9-10 All-Stars

Bear River 12, Tri-Cities 4

Bear River won its first game of the District 11 series on Sunday at Foresthill against Tri-Cities.

“They’re a very tough team,” Bear River coach Lance Mansuetti said of Tri-Cities. “It wasn’t nearly as easy as the score made it out to be.”

Strong pitching performances and timely hitting helped lift Bear River. Cole Huckaby started on the mound for Bear River, pitching 11Ú3 innings. In the second inning, he helped himself with a grand slam home run.

Tyler Toft relieved Huckaby pitching 42Ú3 innings and going 2-for-2 from the plate with a double and 3 RBIs. Brett Solomon stepped to the mound in the final inning to close the game and was 3-for-3 at the plate with 2 RBIs.

Both teams entered with no losses and face each other again at 5:30 tonight at Foresthill. A Bear River victory would earn the team a trip to the upcoming sectionals in Sacramento. A loss means Bear River and Tri-Cities would have to play one final game to decide who advances.


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 10 p.m.

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