Lincoln to face Rocklin in 9-10 All Stars semifinal

Bear River drops 13-3 decision
By: Staff Report
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The Lincoln 9-10 All Stars bounced back from their opening loss in the District 11, Area 1 tournament to earn a berth in the semifinal match scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Little League. The Lincoln club unlimbered the aluminum to score 13 runs and down Bear River by 10 in four innings Thursday. The rally was highlighted by a home run shot over the left-field fence off the bat of Grady Manley. Manley and his teammates fell behind 3-0 in the early going but came alive to score three runs in the bottom half of the second inning to tie the game thanks to Manley?s two-run blast. The locals then loaded the bases but failed to score another run but it wouldn?t matter. After shutting down Bear River in the top half of the third inning on a solid double play, Lincoln scored four in the bottom of the frame on back-to-back doubles by Michael Sargent and Bo Culbertson The boys from Bear River again bowed out in the fourth inning after putting runners in scoring position. An alert play at the plate prevented a run from scoring and opened the door for more fireworks from the boys in blue. Crossing the plate in the fourth inning for the locals were Jacob Lemus, Gavin Young, Manley, Aiden Isola, Wyatt Arbaugh and Cole Vineyard. The final run came in on Dylan Rhodes? single to end the game. Young started on the mound for Lincoln and was relieved by Isola. Lemus then took the hill with one out in the second inning and put the cuffs on Bear River. Lemus gave up just three hits in 2 2/3 innings and no walks. Lincoln now plays Rocklin Friday to try and earn a trip to the championship game where Tri-City awaits. Tri-City is 2-0 having beaten both Lincoln and Rocklin earlier in the tournament. Whichever club advances, they will have to defeat Tri-City twice (Saturday and Sunday) to claim the 9-10 crown for Area 1.