Thursday, June 19, 2014


Penn Valley used strategic hitting and pitching to drop the host team Rocklin by a score of 6-3 on Thursday night. With the win they will play in the championship game tomorrow at 6pm versus Lincoln.

Rocklin took the lead in the first inning with a lead off single to start the game and scored on a ball that hit the field umpire.

Penn Valley scored two in the top of the second on a double by starting pitcher Owen Day which one hopped the right center fence.

PV extended their lead in the third on a lead off single, a few past balls moved the runner around to third and eventually made it home on a fielders choice moving the score to 3-1.

PV hung two more on the board in the top of the 6th. Day was relieved by Matt Hayward with the score 5-2. Lead off single by Rocklin scored when PV turned a double play moving the score to 5-3. Hayward struck out the final batter of the inning.

Rocklin went to their bull pen which fanned his first batter, followed by a single to right, fielders choice (6-4), past ball and scored on a throwing error by the Rocklin short stop which extending the PV lead to 6-3. Nick Sims singled, a walk loaded the bases but the final batter in the 7th struck out looking.

Hayward returned to the bump for the final 3 outs. The first out came by a ground out 6-3 but that is where PV manager Jim Nolan pulled him at 20 pitches. He then called on his 12 year old son James Nolan who was asked to get the game's final two outs. The second out of the inning was a fly out to Hayward at third. Then the Rocklin lead off hitter was hit by a pitch. Nolan then fanned the final batter of the contest.

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