The 9-10 Bear River All-Stars traveled to Lincoln's McBean Park on Monday night for it's first round game where they took the field against the defending champion Tri-City Little League. The under dog Bear River jumped out to a 2-0 lead to end the first inning but fell 12-2 in four innings.
Nathan VanPatten led off the game with a double, Anthony Vierra walked and they both scored on a sacrifice fly by starting pitcher Dean Hopper.
Hopper struck-out three batters in the first inning, but Bear River committed five of their 12 errors in the second inning and fell behind 6-2 and never recovered.
Hopper was relieved at 50 pitches by VanPatten and Vierra also came on in relief to pitch.
VanPatten went 1-2 at the plate and Hopper went 1-1 with 2 RBIs for the only hits in the loss.
Bear River will take on the loser of the Rocklin and Auburn game at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
MajorsBear River traveled to Rocklin on Monday night where they fell 6-1 to Tri-City. Clay Corripo started on the hill for Bear River who gave up one run on a strike three catcher error and was pulled from the game at 50 pitches.
Next up is the loser of Lincoln vs Auburn on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Penn Valley Little League was the host for the Bear River All-Stars against Rocklin and at the end of the fourth inning the game was called due to the mercy rule with score a 16-0.
Reid Zoldan started at pitcher for Bear River, Elliot Bouchier and Mason Harrison came on in relief.
Zoldan and Trae Nix hit safely for Bear river in the loss.
Bear River will be back in action on Thursday where they will play the loser of the Auburn versus Sierra Foothill at 5 p.m.
The Bear River junior All-Stars fell in their first round contest to Auburn by a score of 11-4. Bear River will be back on the diamond on Tuesday when they will take on Tri-City who fell to Lincoln 8-2.