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Woodcreek ends Tri-City's championship run

9-10 All Stars fall 9-5
By: Staff Report
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The Tri-City 9-10-year-old All Stars took and early lead in the championship game, but couldn’t contain Woodcreek Little League in a 9-5 loss, July 20. Rocklin’s boys of summer went up 2-0 in the first inning when Adam Nivinski singled to bring home Chase Webb. Webb had reached second base on a double to drive in teammate Dominic Souto. Souto reached base after being hit by a pitch. Woodcreek then turned to the long ball to get back in the game. Woodcreek’s Zachery Watari hit one out in the first, and Daniel Susac did the same in the third inning to tie the score; a base-on-balls and a steal of home by Woodcreek gave them a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. “Woodcreek is an incredible, incredible organization and incredible baseball program,” said Tri-City coach Matt Grishman. “We were honored to play here and honored to play in the championship game, but (tonight) they were the best team.” Grishman congratulated Woodcreek and wished them well at the divisional tournament. Tri-City battled back after Woodcreek added another three runs in both the fourth and fifth innings to go up 9-2. Levi Bared singled and Webb doubled. Nivinski hit a long single to score Bared. Webb scored on a Jake Callison single. Miles Grishman had the last hit for Tri-City, which scored Nivinski to make it 9-5. “Tri-City’s a great team,” Watari said. “We knew the bye would help us, but we almost ran out of pitching. Fortunately, it worked out at the end.” E-mail Placer Herald Sports at jiml@goldcountrymedia.com