ROSEVILLE — Saddled by an uncharacteristic 11 errors Saturday, the Ponderosa Junior All Stars fell to host Woodcreek 19-14 in semifinal action at Mahany Park.
Six of the miscues were split evenly between Woodcreek’s eight-run fourth inning that included a grand slam, and its five-run seventh. Despite trailing 13-8, Ponderosa scored five in the fifth to knot the score at 13-all.
“We didn’t play very well on our side. After we tied it they got a good run and we couldn’t get it back,” Ponderosa coach Mark Nagy said. “I’ve never seen such good players make that many errors. Woodcreek did hit the ball hard but defensively we just weren’t on.”
Ponderosa held an 8-5 advantage going to the fourth before Woodcreek broke loose.
“The grand slam was huge for them and pumped them up big time,” Nagy said.
Offensively for Ponderosa, Davey Dyas went 4-for-5 with two RBIs; Max Hall was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs; Matthew Nagy went 2-for-3; Jordan Humphry was 2-for-4; Erik Rodenberg had two RBIs; and Garrett Grubaugh scored three runs.
Davis Carlson started on the mound for Ponderosa and was followed by Matthew Nagy, Rodenberg and Bailey Pierce.
Ponderosa was back in action yesterday against Folsom National.