The long ball wasn't enough for No. 10 Oak Ridge this afternoon in its wild Delta River League baseball meeting with No. 5 Jesuit in Carmichael.
Despite a grand slam by Cole Hansen and a home run, triple and three RBIs by Austin Ales, the Trojans fell 9-8 to the Marauders.
Oak Ridge scored six times in the top of the sixth to take a 8-2 lead as it appeared the Trojans might join Jesuit atop the league standings. Then Jesuit scored seven times in the bottom half of the inning.
Jesuit (17-6, 11-1) now moves two games ahead of the Trojans (16-8, 9-3) heading into their meeting 4 p.m. Thursday in El Dorado Hills.
Jesuit had 11 hits, including two each by Brian Celsi, Zach Green (including a double) and Logan James.
- Bill Paterson