Lincoln Little League in All Star battle mode
The Lincoln Little League Senior All Stars went undefeated into the Section 4 championship round, where they met District 5’s Citrus Heights. The boys from Zebra Town beat District 5 13-3 at American River College Monday to win the title.
Lincoln’s Senior team advances to the Divisional tournament in Visalia and will open against Evergreen Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
JUNIOR ALL STARS
The Junior All Stars finished as runners-up in the District 11 tournament at Twin Oaks Park June 26.
In what held promise to be a fight to the finish, the LLL Juniors held a 6-5 lead over Rocklin going into the top of the fourth inning. But the tide began to turn after the fourth, when Rocklin retook the lead 7-6 and Lincoln left the bases loaded in the bottom of the frame.
From that point on, Rocklin added enough runs to eventually win 16-8.
“I’m proud of them. They worked hard. They battled through the whole game,” said Lincoln manager Jon Chapple. “Rocklin is a great team; they hit the ball and we did the best we could.”
Batting: Johnny Bauser (3-5, 3rbi), Joshua Alarcon (1-3, run, rbi), Kyle Morrison (1-1, rbi), Sebastian Edwards (2-4, HR, rbi), Caden Noonan (2-3, 2runs), Ethan Jorgensen (1-2, run), Cole Chapple (1-2, run), Alexander Jacobs (2runs), Will Cubias (1-3) and Dakota Perry (run).
Pitching: Morrison (2ip, 5K), Noonan (4.1ip, 6K) and Peyton Raper (1.2ip, 3K).
10-12 ALL STARS, Nevada City
Lincoln’s All Stars had 10-run fever before beating Mid-Placer 11-1 Sunday. Lincoln also defeated both Bear River and Nevada City 10-0 to remain unbeaten.
But a 6-4 loss to Tri-City has the local club in an elimination showdown with Auburn Thursday. Undaunted, Lincoln came through with a 10-5 victory.
Lincoln will now meet Tri-City in the start of Friday’s finale and will have to beat TCLL twice to win the district title.
9-11 ALL STARS, Lincoln
After a 3-2 squeaker over Rocklin to open the tournament, Lincoln was beaten 9-4 by Tri-City. However, the local club came back the following night to rock Nevada City 10-0 and again defeated Rocklin, 8-5, Sunday.
Lincoln then took out Sierra Foothills 10-0 in the elimination semifinal game to face Tri-City again Tuesday.
In a gripping, dramatic finish, Lincoln forced a final game on Thursday by beating Tri-City 7-6.
Lincoln trailed until tying the game 4-4 in the fifth inning. In the sixth, Tucker James, J.T. Cross and Evan Barrientos all scored.
Relief pitcher Peter Bostic then held Tri-City to two runs, getting the last batter to ground out to shortstop Jackson Cook after catcher Brendan Willis gunned down a runner trying to take third base.
8-10 ALL STARS, Auburn
Undefeated in their first two games, Lincoln was headed for a showdown with Tri-City Monday.
However, the locals dropped a 4-1 decision to TCLL and lost 7-3 to Rocklin to end their season.
The Zebra Town Nine topped Bear River 10-0 and Grass Valley 11-4 earlier in the tournament to advance.