Seniors close careers at Optimist game

By: Staff Report
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It is an annual rite of passage as high school seniors give the local fans one last chance to see them before the disperse to colleges all over the country. The Optimist All-Star Baseball games Saturday at American River College brought together the best seniors from the northern part of the Sac-Joaquin Section to face the elite from the south. The North won the game 8-4, but it was more about the showcase than the result. Roseville’s Matt Hack legged out a pair of infield singles as players who have not seen him figured out what Sierra Foothill League rivals already knew – he gets down the line in a hurry. Riley Drongesen and Andrew Knapp from Granite Bay, Tyler Kuresa and Kory Groves from Oakmont and Jonathan Nutter from Woodcreek were also there and played for the victorious North team. The small school game came first, with Valley Christian Academy’s Ryan Cordell representing the local area.