EL DORADO HILLS — Five runs in the bottom of the third inning was the difference for the Ponderosa 9-10 All-Stars, which posted a 14-4 win over Snowline in the District 54 Little League All-Stars Tournament at Mitchell Field Tuesday.
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Snowline led 2-1 before Ponderosa erupted. Cole Spangler led off the third for Ponderosa with a single and after teammates Roy Berger and Casey Tattersall were issued back-to-back walks, Hayden Greveding drove in Spangler when he reached base on a Snowline error to tie the game at 2-all.
Mitchell Manson’s double to deep left-center field chased Berger, Tattersall and Grevelding home for a 5-2 lead. Manson, 4-for-4 with five RBIs, scored on Brady Giant’s grounder.
Ponderosa added another run in the bottom of the fourth when Spangler (3-for-3) singled and scored on Berger’s grounder.
Snowline rallied in the top of the fifth to trim Ponderosa’s lead to 7-4 as Carver Radekin singled and scored on Tommy Measer’s single. Measer scored on a passed ball.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Ponderosa sent 10 batters to the plate and scored seven runs to end the game. Grevelding and Manson had two hits in the inning, Joey Amin, Logan Schweizer and Spangler had a hit each and all of those players, plus Tyler Forner and Berger, scored in the inning.
Snowline scored its first run in the top of the first inning when Jarrett Mann singled down the third base line, moved to second on a walk to Radekin and scored when Mark Quickson hit into a fielder’s choice that took out Radekin.
In the top of the second, Snowline increased its lead to 2-0 when Kyle Campbell walked, moved to second when Austin Spear walked and scored on Mikey Inks’ fielder’s choice.
Ponderosa responded with its first run in the bottom of the second inning when Grevelding hit into a fielder’s choice and scored on Manson’s single.
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