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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

Lincoln 9-10 All Stars can?t overcome Tri-City in championship

Visitors take title 10-1
By: Jim Linsdau News Messenger Sports Editor
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Lincoln battled back after one loss to reach the championship round in the District 11, Area 1 9-10 All Stars tournament last Saturday at McBean Park but Tri-City had the momentum. Lincoln put a run across in the second inning when Michael Newsom doubled home Tommy Turner but that?s where it ended. Tri-City then retired the side with the bases loaded. After that, Lincoln reached base only three more times. Tri-City scored six runs in the third and four more in the sixth inning for their margin of victory. Tri-City?s Shane Connors hit a home run in the game. It?s a really good group of kids,? said Lincoln manager Tom Turner. ?Losing game one, their backs against the wall from day one they sent two teams home. We?re proud, we?re very proud of them.? Lincoln 13, Rocklin 4 ? July 6 Lincoln and Rocklin exchanged leads early on but the local boys in blue eventually pulled away for a 13-4 victory. After Rocklin took a 1-0 lead in the the first inning, Lincoln came back to score three of their own. Rocklin went back up 4-3 in the second but Lincoln answered scoring two more runs. After that, it was all Lincoln. After those first four runs, Lincoln starting pitcher Wyatt Arbaugh shut down Rocklin. Relief pitchers Aiden Isola and Newsom did the rest with help from shortstop Jacob Lemus and center-fielder Dylan Rhodes. Scoring in the contest for Lincoln were Aiden Isola (2 runs), Lemus (3), Grady Manley (1), Gavin Young (1), Bo Culbertson (1), Rhodes (2), Clayton Coats (1) and Jared Kelty (2). Lincoln had six hits in the game with Tommy Turner hitting a double for the home club?s only extra-base hit. Lincoln 13, Bear River 3 ? July 5 Lincoln bounced back from their opening loss to defeat Bear River and earn a berth in the semifinal match. Although the boys in blue scored 13 runs in all, the real excitement came when Grady Manley hit a home run over the left-field fence. Manley?s two-run shot helped erase Bear River?s early 3-0 lead and for the eventual win. Culbertson and Michael Sargent hit doubles in the game. Lemus pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up just three hits and no walks. Tri-City 3, Lincoln 1 ? July 3 Lincoln loaded the bases twice against Tri-City in their tournament opener but just couldn?t get the runs across. Young drove in Lemus for Lincoln?s only score. Lincoln had nine hits in the contest. ?We did great,? said Lemus after the tournament was over. ?We hit (the ball) but it didn?t go through the gaps.? District 11, Area 1 9-10 All Stars Tournament LINCOLN BATTING TOTALS AB R H BI BA Dylan Rhodes 12 2 2 3 .167 Gavin Young 10 3 4 2 .400 Grady Manly 11 4 5 3 .455 Aiden Isola 7 4 2 1 .286 Tommy Turner 9 1 2 3 .222 Wyatt Arbaugh 9 1 3 2 .333 Jared Kelty 3 3 0 0 .000 Bo Culbertson 7 1 2 2 .286 Clayton Coats 3 1 0 0 .000 Michael Newsom 8 0 3 1 .375 Cole Vineyard 5 2 0 1 .000 Michael Sargent 4 0 1 0 .250 Totals 94 28 27 19 .287 LINCOLN PITCHING TOTALS IP H ER SO Gavin Young 1 2/3 0 1 2 Aiden Isola 6 6 0 5 Jacob Lemus 2 2/3 3 0 0 Wyatt Arbaugh 3 2/3 3 4 1 Michael Newsom 3 1/3 3 3 2 Tommy Turner 3 2/3 6 6 1 Totals 21 21 14 11