Friday, June 22, 2012


Friday night under the lights in Rocklin the Bear River Angels and Dodgers took to the field knowing one of their season's would be over. The Angels scored in the first and neither team scored again. The Angels won the pitchers duel 1-0.

Angels starter Jake Leonard gave up not runs or hits in the top of the first,striking out two.

Harry Zea started for the Dodgers and he gave up a double to Leonard who scored on a single by Scotty Sandstedt for the games only run. 

Leonard struck out the first two batters in the second and gave up a single to Seth Robinson. Leonard stuck the next batter out on his 31st pitch of the game.

In the bottom of the second Zea got the Angels three up and three down.

Leonard fanned the first two batters in the inning and Jaden Gravatt singled. Dean Hopper came on in relief with two balls on Bradley Dzioba. Hopper took him to a full count but Dzioba walked. The Dodger base runners advanced on a passed ball. Hopper pitched out of the jam when Zea hit a ground ball to the short stop Ryan Solomon to end the inning, holding on to the 1-0 lead.

Zea gave up a single to Leonard, but gave up no runs in the bottom of the third.

Hopper returned to the mound in the fourth where he got two strike outs and gave up a single to Robinson.

Josiah Cregar started at pitcher in the bottom half of the inning, walking one and gave up no Angels hits or runs.

Sandstadt struck out the side in the fifth.

Elliot Bouchier took over for Cregar with a strike out, Jordan Elliot made it aboard by way of an error. Elliott was thrown out attempting to steal second by the Dodgers catcher Trae Nix. 

Sandstadt closed the game facing the Dodger's #3, #4 and #5 hitters. The first batter flew out, he then fanned the next Dodger and Nix hit a line drive that hit Sandstedt in the ribs. Sandstedt fielded the ball and threw Nix out to end the 1-0 contest. 

Next Angels are back in action on Sunday where they will take on the Tri-City Cardinals who defeated the Auburn Cubs 13-0.


The Bear River Royals lost to Rocklin in the championship game of the District 11 minor's Tournament of Champions in Newcastle 13-1. Mathew Dalbon hit a triple for Bear River in the loss.

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