14 + 14 = two blowouts for Roseville's Maidu Little League
For the second consecutive game, Maidu Little League’s Major all-star team crushed its opposition in the District 54 tournament.
Maidu has allowed just two hits in two games after belting Snowline 14-1 Monday evening at Feist Park in Granite Bay.
After throwing a four-inning two-hitter in a 14-0 shutout of Folsom National on Saturday, three Maidu pitchers combined for a no-hitter against Snowline.
Snowline’s only run scored on two errors by Maidu catcher Justin Salisbury, who more than made up for it by slugging not one, not two but three home runs.
“Two days ago, I had good backup behind me when I was pitching and (Monday), I feel like I just came alive, because last game I wasn’t hitting too well,” said Salisbury, who pitched a two-hit shutout against Folsom National.
He hit Maidu’s first of two homers in the bottom of the first. Douglass Mitchell belted a two-run jack as Maidu opened with a seven-run inning.
Maidu scored four runs in the second and three in the third.
Left-hander Trevor Johnson struck out five of the eight batters he faced in two innings. Cooper Foglia and Nicholas Wieser split the last two innings.
Through Monday, Maidu was the only team in its pool to score more than five runs in a game, let alone 14 runs in each game.
“We’ve played fantastic,” manager Mike Foglia said. “We’re really deep in pitching, and the bats have come alive. That’s the key to this. Justin hitting three home runs is a bonus.”
The rest of the pool now has to play catch-up. Folsom American was 1-1 through Monday, Folsom National 0-1 and Snowline 0-2.
Maidu (2-0) plays Ponderosa (1-0) at 5:30 p.m. today at Feist Park and wraps up pool play against Folsom American at 5:30 Friday.
The top two in each pool advance to the double-elimination bracket, which begins Monday.
The complete schedule for pool play can be found at www.placersports.com.