On Wednesday at 5pm the Bear River Red Sox took on the Rocklin Rangers who won the Top of the Rock. By all accounts the Rangers should make it to the championship on Friday at 6. In early going the Rangers jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, a lead they would never give up as they went on to a 5-0 victory. BR used Peyton McGovern, Jake Leonard and Jacob Anderson on the bump in the loss. The Sox pitching staff did a good job of keeping the hitters off balance. BR committed 3 fielding errors while the Rangers committed just one. In the first two innings BR had three runners on but had two thrown out at second. Sox catcher Jake Roger threw out a runner in the first inning and Rocklin did not attempt to run again on the strong armed catcher.
BR tried to make it interesting in the bottom half of the final inning as they had the bases loaded with one out and their lead off hitter Leonard at the plate. Leonard hit a line driver to Rocklin's first baseman's out stretched glove which doubled up the runner at first to end the game.
McGovern led the Red Sox at the plate going 2-for-3. BR had 4 hits in the game while Rocklin had 9.
Rocklin plays the Penn Valley White Sox at 6pm. Winner plays in the championship against Lincoln who dropped the Auburn Cardinals by a score of 11-6.
MajorsThe Rocklin Yankees smashed the Grass Valley Giants by a score of 10-0 in a mercy rule contest. Auburn A also dominated the Penn Valley B team in a 11-1 shortened contest.
Tonight in Colfax the Bear River B will take on the Tri-City A team at 5pm followed by the Grass Valley Dodgers versus Tri-City B.