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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

Rocklin Yankees to play for District 11 title

Top Red Sox 13-3
By: Joshua Gutierrez News Messenger Sports Correspondent
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A five-run fifth inning catapulted the Rocklin Yankees to a 13-3 win over the Lincoln Red Sox Monday night and into the championship game of the District 11 Majors Tournament of Champions at Tri-City Little League in Rocklin. The Bombers now prepare for the championship round Tuesday night. Shortstop Andrew Mooney blasted two home runs over the left-field fence and singled in another in the fifth inning. No. 4 would end the game with five runs batted in and he crossed the plate three times. ?I was seeing the ball pretty good tonight,? said Mooney after the game. Yankee catcher Ryan Mooney had an impressive performance as well reaching base in every one at bats and scoring each time. The lead-off hitter scored four runs and finished the night 3-for-3. Left-fielder Jack Cordrey displayed some power with a two-run home run in the opening frame. Clean-up hitter Zach Wray went 2-for-3 with two RBI. The game ended when Cory Gohl was hit in the back by the Red Sox pitcher in a bases-loaded- fifth inning. That scored the runner at third to enforce the 10-run rule. The Lincoln Red Sox were the last remaining ?B? team in the tournament. The Sox eliminated Sierra Foothill?s and Auburn?s ?A? teams to reach the semifinals. ?We exceeded expectations,? said Coach Brian McFarlin after the game. ?The boys came together well.? Greden McFarlin and Michael Hamp showed powerful swings in the effort. Greden McFarlin drove in two runs with a third-inning bomb over the center-field fence. Hamp scored the last Red Sox run of the season with a solo home run. The Yankees will now play a rematch of the Top of the Rock game with the Tri-City Cardinals. The Yankees used solid pitching to grab the TOTR title. ?It?s all about pitching,? said Manager Mike Mooney. ?I like our chances.? District 11 Tournament of Champions Majors Semifinals RLL Yankees 13, LLL Red Sox 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 R H E Lincoln Red Sox 0 0 2 0 1 X 3 7 0 Rocklin Yankees 4 2 0 2 5 X 13 11 0