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Woodcreek Seniors exit all-star play in title game

By: Staff Report
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In the final analysis, the Woodcreek Little League Senior division all-stars were the second best team in Section 4. Two games against Rocklin and two losses sent that team on to the next round and ended Woodcreek's all-star run at the Section 4 tournament at American River College. It came to an end Tuesday night as Rocklin knocked off Woodcreek 7-4 to avoid the dreaded "if necessary" game that would have followed Wednesday. The Woodcreek team earned the berth in the championship round with a hard-fought 6-5 win over Consumnes River Monday night. "We had a very lackluster performance and pulled out a 6-5 victory," said Woodcreek manager Rich Hagarty. "Four unearned runs on five errors almost cost us the game." Offensively, Kyle Dixon delivered the game's biggest hit, a triple. Alex Montes got the start for Woodcreek in the Consumes River contest and pitched two innings, allowing one earned run on just one hit. He walked four,including the first two hitters in the third, which brought in Austin Hagarty from the bullpen. Hagarty tossed 4 1/3 strong innings for Woodcreek as he gave up just two hits and struck out six while walking just one batter. Joey Valdez came in to close in the seventh, allowing one hit before striking out the last batter. Woodcreek scored two runs in the first on a George Corp RBI single. Corp scored on a Consumnes error. It added one more in the third thanks to the legs of Dixon, who stole second and third after walking, and then scored on a double steal play. Perry Beaber scored on Dixon's fifth inning triple and then Corp plated Dixon with a sacrifice fly. Singles by Hagarty and Mitchell Brill sandwiched around a walk put Woodcreek in position to add one more in the sixth. It scored the run on a sacrifice fly by Beaber.