Nevada City boy ends run in event |

Nevada City boy ends run in event

Nevada City’s Jordan Jiannino, 10, took first June 9 during the Pepsi Pitch, Hit & Run competition at AT&T Park in San Francisco before a Giants game, but was not invited to move forward to compete before the July 10 All-Star Game.

Jiannino won competitions in Nevada City and again in Lincoln to earn the trip to the Major League ballpark. A first-place finish there earned Jiannino a shot at the finals. After competitions were held at all 30 Major League parks, the top four winners nationwide were invited to the All-Star game.

Jiannino recently received a letter saying his run was over. However, Jiannino’s mom, Kelly, said that not only was the experience a great one for Jordan, but that he may have chosen to skip the All-Star experience anyway.

“He also made the 9-10-year-old Little League All-Star team,” Kelly explained. “Those games will be held the same week as the All-Star game, and he said he’d rather stay and play with his friends here.”

Jordan’s mother, Kelly, and father, Robert, were unable to attend the game in June because Jordan’s older brother graduated from Nevada Union that day. However, Jordan’s friend Demetre Good and his grandfather, Richard Jiannino, joined him for the experience.

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