Roseville West runs the table in 9/10 all-star pool

By: Brett Ransford/Roseville Press Tribune Correspondent
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There was little chance of stopping them before and zero chance now of stopping them from advancing to the double-elimination portion of the District 54 9/10 all-star tournament.

Roseville West was the first team to advance and the only team so far to do it unbeaten. Roseville West improved to 4-0 with its latest win, 12-4 over Folsom American on Thursday at Richards Field.

Lakeside (2-1) meets Folsom American’s (1-2) Saturday. Roseville West will lie in wait.

Roseville West trampled three of its four opponents — 11-0 over Snowline, 27-2 over Maidu and 12-4 over Folsom American. Lakeside posed the only threat but lost 16-15 in a walk-off to open pool play.

Jordyn Berry drove in four runs on top of 2 2/3 innings of work in relief of starter Justin Kim against Folsom American. Berry fanned five batters in a row before manager Rich Fobbs pulled him after 65 pitches.

Berry also hit a two-run homer and a two-run double to improve his hot streak to 6 for 8 with eight RBI over two games.

“We have a really good team, and nobody will come out and crush us,” Berry said. “All of our team played together, came out and we played perfectly.”

Folsom American had a three-run third inning. Two runs scored on an error, and relief pitcher Steven Cleveland drove in a run.

Folsom American lost to Snowline 5-4 and bounced back with an 8-6 win over Maidu (0-3), which is out of contention after losing to Lakeside 19-1 on Thursday.

Folsom American has to beat Lakeside by more than one run Saturday to gain the tiebreaker in runs scored.

“We hit the ball a lot better, which is a problem we’ve been having,” Folsom American manager Brian Sharp said. “Lakeside is tough, so we can’t make errors.”