Rocklin falls short

District 11 TOC
By: Joshua Gutierrez Placer Herald Sports Correspondent
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Rocklin Little League?s ?A? team the Yankees may have come up short in a 3-1 loss to Tri-City Little League?s Cardinals in the District 11 Tournament of Champions Tuesday night but the club?s season was pure success. Yankees 13, Red Sox 3 In the semifinal game of the TOC, the Yanks? faced Lincoln?s Red Sox. Coming in as Lincoln?s ?B? team the Sox played some inspired baseball to advance. However, the Bomber?s would run away with the game posting a 13-3 win over the Sox to reach the championship round. Nationals 17, Nevada City 1 The Rocklin Nationals were the ?B? team entering into the tournament. Though the Nats did not get past the second round, their first-round game was an impressive 17-1 victory over Nevada City. The Yankees and Nationals combined to score 39 runs in the first round, the most of any league teams in the tournament Yankees 3, Giants 1 In the quarterfinal round the Yankees were tested by the slugging Lincoln Giants. Pinstriper Andrew Mooney?s pitching performance was exceptional as the right-handed pitcher lasted five and two-third innings and recorded 12 strikeouts. Ryan Mooney helped his pitcher?s performance with a two-run home run that turned out to be the difference in a 3-1 win. Yankees 22, Grass Valley 3 In their first-round game, the boys in pinstripes came out swinging for a 22-3 win over Grass Valley. It gave the Yanks the distinction of posting the most runs in a single game for any tournament game. The full story for the Majors? District 11 Championship game will be in the July 5 edition of the Placer Herald and online at