ROSEVILLE — The Gold Rush 9/10 All Stars out-hit Folsom American 14-9 in Tuesday’s elimination game at Richards Field.
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But Folsom took advantage of seven walks, two hit batters and two fielder’s choices to post a 15-5 mercy rule-shortened win.
After Folsom jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first inning, Gold Rush responded back in the top of the second. Beau Bray doubled to left field, and moved to third base when teammate Miles Mitchell singled to centerfield. Then Cameron Post and Skie Marquez produced back-to-back singles. Post’s single scored Bray and Mitchell to trim the lead to 7-2.
Folsom added three more runs in the top of the second inning for a 10-2 lead. In the top of the third frame, Folsom scored two more runs for a 12-2 lead. But Gold Rush continued to rally in the bottom of the inning with one out. Repass (2-for-3, RBI) doubled to left field, and scored on Matthew Meglor’s single, also to left field for a 12-3 score.
Four consecutive singles in the bottom of the fourth inning gave Gold Rush momentum. Mason Schmeeckle, Bradley Morris, Severt, Repass and Bray cranked out the hits, as Schmeeckle and Morris scored on Repass and Bray’s hits.
Schmeeckle, Severt, Repass, Mitchell, Bray and Post were 2-for-3 each for Gold Rush. Morris and Marquez had a hit each in the game.
Lakeside 12, Divide 2
ROSEVILLE — The Divide All-Stars baseball squad fell to Lakeside in another elimination game at Richards Field Tuesday. This game was called after five innings because of the mercy rule.
Divide had three hits in the game and scored a run each in the third and fourth innings. Jon Loya reached first base on an error in the bottom of the third inning for Divide, and scored on another Lakeside error.
In the fourth inning, Jaden Totilaz tripled and scored on a fielder’s choice by Lucas Gerondakis.
Hayden Cox and James Wright had singles for Divide, and Parker Kahn walked.
Lakeside scored 11 of its 12 runs in the third and fourth innings, including four off a grand slam.
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