No. 6 Rocklin scored six runs in the first two innings and went on to beat No. 14 Nevada Union 7-3 to capture the outright Sierra Foothill League baseball championship today in Rocklin.
Ty Kennedy had four hits and Austin Diemer and Anthony Salazar each drove in two runs to lead Rocklin (17-9, 10-5).
In other games today:
Austin Hagerty had three hits, Jay Staden drove in three runs and Mark Smith had a double, single and two RBI as Woodcreek (14-12, 8-7) defeated Del Oro 13-10 to claim the league's third playoff spot
Vinny Esposito had a triple and three runs batted in and Ryan Rosa a home run, two singles and two RBI to lead No. 11 Granite Bay (14-12-1, 8-7) past No. 9 Roseville 6-5.
Granite Bay had lost five consecutive league games before edging the second-place Tigers (18-9, 9-6).
But it wasn't enough for Granite Bay to land a playoff berth after tying Woodcreek for third place. Woodcreek claimed the third and final playoff spot by beating Granite Bay twice in the three meetings between the two.
- Bill Paterson