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LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

Tri-City comes up short of ultimate goal in Majors All Stars

Auburn gets the win
By: Joshua Gutierrez Placer Herald Correspondent
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The Tri-City All Stars ended their championship run after a 13-2 loss to Auburn in the Majors? All-Star tournament at Rocklin Little League Thursday night. Tri-City had the unfortunate luck of running into an Auburn team that had turned up their offensive production. With their victory over Tri-City included, Auburn has outscored their last two opponents by a combined score of 26-3. Lane Field would lead Tri-City?s offense with two doubles and a run scored. Nick Hopping had a double of his own in the fourth-inning to drive in his club?s last run of the game. Despite the loss, two Tri-City players shared their thoughts on being selected to play for the team. ?It?s just a fun experience,? said A.J Huggins, ?being able to put on an All-Star Jersey and playing baseball.? Huggins was 3-for-6 at the plate with a double and a home run. ?Not everyone gets to do it,? said Field as to his selection. ?It was fun.? Field was 3-6 with two runs scored. Auburn now continues their run for the championship against Rocklin Friday at 7 p.m. Rocklin suffered an 8-6 loss to Lincoln to fall into the elimination semifinal bracket