Beau Smith and Dalton Blaser each had three hits and Nick Blaser and Braxton Phillips both homered to lead No. 11 Roseville to a 13-8 win over No. 10 Granite Bay in a Sierra Foothill League baseball game today at Roseville.
The win moved Roseville (18-8, 9-5) into a tie for first place with No. 9 Rocklin (16-9, 9-5), a 5-4 loser to No. 12 Nevada Union (16-10, 7-7). Roseville also secured a playoff berth with the win.
Granite Bay (13-12-1, 7-7), which lost its fifth consecutive league game, dropped into a three-way tie for second with Nevada Union and No. 20 Woodcreek (13-12, 7-7). Woodcreek beat Del Oro 11-1 in six innings today.
Nevada Union plays at Rocklin; Granite Bay at Roseville and Woodcreek at Del Oro in league finales 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Only the top three teams advance to the playoffs.
- Bill Paterson