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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

Rocklin Junior All Stars make a good showing in regional tournament

Losses are by one run
By: Amanda Calzada/Placer Herald Correspondent
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VANCOUVER, Wash. _ The Rocklin All Stars took the Washington All Stars into extra innings before falling to the host club 10-9 in the Little League Juniors Western Regional Tournament last Saturday. The Rocklin club fell to 1-2 in pool play with Washington and Hawaii finishing at 3-1 each. Rocklin concluded with a game against Utah (1-2) on Monday. The local nine took a 9-7 lead in the top of the eighth inning when Randy Schab and and Wyatt Walsh both scored. Washington got out of the inning with a double play. In the top half of the 10th inning, Jason Cadell and Will Floyd got on base but the boys in blue couldn’t bring them home. The host club then came back to tie the game in the bottom of the inning and went on to win picking up three key hits to end the game. Pitcher Jason Palmer put the game into extra innings when he struck out two batters and got another to hit a fly ball in the seventh with the score tied 7-7. Palmer went 3 2/3 innings striking out four and walking just one. Matt Morgan then struck out seven batters in three innings of relief and Sean Sullivan and Jerad Cadell had a K apiece going 1 1/3 and 2 innings respectively. Game 2 – Rocklin 5, Arizona 4 With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning and two out, Schab was hit by a pitch to bring in the winning run. Blake Laurin singled and both Jerad Cadell and Floyd drew a base on balls to set up the victory. Rocklin’s first three runs came off hits by Mike Schoenberger, Hayden Gibson, and Jason Cadell. Laurin, Floyd and Gibson all scored. Laurin finished the game with two hits and two runs scored. Also collecting two hits apiece were Floyd, Gibson, and Jason Cadell. Cadell also had two runs batted in and Shoenberger, Schab, and Gibson had one each. Game 1 – Maui 5, Rocklin 4 In an exciting contest that could have made the difference for Rocklin in making it into the semifinal game the Hawaii club got the win when a batter was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning. Rocklin had gained a 4-3 lead in a seesaw battle when Schab singled to center to drive in Brandon Bibler. Schab tied the game at 2-2 in the fourth on Walsh’s RBI base hit. Morgan started the game and was relieved in the third inning by Sean Sullivan. Chase Hatada closed out the contest going four full innings.