Wednesday Jul 15 2009
Tri-City Majors roll to District 11 championship
By: Russ Edmondson The Placer Herald
Club trounces Nevada City 11-0, could face powerhouse Lakeside in Sections
Tri-City Little League’s Major all-stars earned the District 11 baseball championship when it crushed Nevada City 11-0 on Monday at Spring View Park in Rocklin. The game was shortened to four innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. Nevada City was the Area 2 champion while Tri-City won the Area 1 title. Nevada City would have had to beat Tri-City twice for the title as it had already lost earlier in the double-elimination tournament. Tri-City advances to the Section 4 tournament, which begins Saturday and will take place at Feist Park in Granite Bay. Tri-City’s first game is at 5 p.m. Saturday. “If ever there was a team that has the potential to go farther than any other Tri-City team, this is it,” Tri-City manager Richard Rohmer said. “We’ve got a tremendous team that is so stacked but so is Lakeside in Granite Bay and . . . we will most likely play them on Monday. That’s assuming we both win our first two games. And that will just be the goliath, with the winner of that game going to the championship game on Wednesday.” Tri-City’s Logan Webb pitched all four innings against Nevada City (49 pitches) on Monday, allowing no hits. He also hit a two-run homer in the win. “Logan is our showcase pitcher. He throws a fastball, a wicked curveball, a knuckle ball and he hits locations,” Rohmer said. “The kids were petrified of him – they were in the back of the box. They had never seen anything like it. He overwhelmed them.” Joey Rohmer hit a two-run triple for Tri-City in the second inning. Other members of the Tri-City champions are Dylan Smethurst, Jacob Erickson, Jeffery Henry, Trenton Homan, Brandon Espley, Jacob Nolen, Ben Murphy, Kirk Basquez, Kyle Schafer, Riley Jones and Daniel Jones. Tri-City beat Rocklin 6-5 to win the Area 1 title at Spring View Park on July 9.