Woodcreek destroys competition in D54 Junior tourney

It finishes seven-game domination with 15-1 blowout of Snowline for title
By: Kayla Nix/Roseville Press Tribune Correspondent
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FOLSOM — About the only thing that didn’t go right for the Woodcreek Junior all-star team Sunday was that coach James Penn didn’t get his chili cheese dog after the game.

Everything else went according to the team’s wishes, including a 15-1 pounding of Snowline in the Little League District 54 Junior All-Star Tournament championship game at Lembi Park.

Woodcreek scored 111 runs and allowed 16 in steamrolling through seven games of pool play and the championship round.

Penn said the team started a little slow in the final.

“Everyone’s trying to hit home runs,” he said. “We talked in the third or fourth inning, talked about staying up the middle and doing what we do, and good things happened.”

Woodcreek had just one hit in the first two innings but scored two unearned runs in the first and scored another run in the second.

Woodcreek scored five runs in the fourth to build an 11-0 lead. Woodcreek totaled 10 hits and made three errors.

“(Saturday’s game) was a good win but too many errors to be able to advance in another tournament. We really have to cut down on that,” Penn said.

Snowline had one hit and committed three errors.

Woodcreek didn’t practice during the tournament and was to be hitting it hard this week before the Section 4 Tournament begins Saturday at C-Bar-C Park in Citrus Heights.

“We practice 3½ hours a day,” Penn said. “That’s why I like them. They’re always wanting to get better. There’s no complacency.”