Timberwolves come out flat against Oak Ridge

By: Kurt Johnson, senior sports editor
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Day two of the Granite Bay Spring Break Tournament left the Woodcreek High baseball team looking like it had no fuel left in the tank. After splitting its two games on Monday, including a final-inning loss to Yuba City in that day’s final contest, the Timberwolves gave up five runs in the first two innings in falling to Oak Ridge 11-1 on Tuesday. The Trojans jumped on Woodcreek and did not let up, adding a single run in the third and then three more in the fourth to go up 9-0 before the Timberwolves finally got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth. A Josh Correa-Wilson single chased home Clinton Brill for Woodcreek’s lone tally. Oak Ridge had Woodcreek on the verge of a five-inning mercy-rule loss, but the Timberwolves pushed that back one additional inning with a double play to end the Oak Ridge fifth. The Trojans plated that additional run in the sixth and ended the game with a 10-run advantage once Woodcreek did not score in the bottom of the sixth. The Timberwolves had just four hits in the game, with two of those coming from Brill. Woodcreek (6-10) did not play its final game of the tournament due to the inclement weather, and the Timberwolves will be back in action after spring break, when Sierra Foothill League play resumes on Tuesday. The Timberwolves will host Rocklin as the season resumes.