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RHJL All-Stars 3rd in state tournament

Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos The Rock Hill Junior League All-Stars won the District 11 championship this season and played in the state tournament last week in Poland. The team finished third overall. Members of the team are: front row from left to right, Seth Nichols, Hayden Harper, Nate Bias, Dawson Damron, Andrew Clark, Mason Barber and Brayden Friend; second row from left to right, coach Matt Dillon, Jordan Griffith, Ethan McClaskey, Tucker Carpenter, Evan Cremeans, coach Shawn McClaskey, Jacob Schwab, Calab Dillon and coach Lonnie Griffith.

Kent Sanborn of Southern Ohio Sports Photos
The Rock Hill Junior League All-Stars won the District 11 championship this season and played in the state tournament last week in Poland. The team finished third overall. Members of the team are: front row from left to right, Seth Nichols, Hayden Harper, Nate Bias, Dawson Damron, Andrew Clark, Mason Barber and Brayden Friend; second row from left to right, coach Matt Dillon, Jordan Griffith, Ethan McClaskey, Tucker Carpenter, Evan Cremeans, coach Shawn McClaskey, Jacob Schwab, Calab Dillon and coach Lonnie Griffith.

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

POLAND — They just ran out of gas.

No, we’re not talking about the tank of a car. It was more about pitching as the Rock Hill Junior League All-Stars pitching weary staff was playing its fifth game in as many days.

Rock Hill stayed close for half the game before falling to East Holmes 12-3 on Friday in the championship game of the loser’s bracket, thus finishing third overall.

Rock Hill got 10 hits but East Holmes was able to collect 16.

Nate Bias had another big game for Rock Hill as he went 2-3 with a run batted in. Calab Dillon was 2-4, Tucker Carpenter 2-3 while Jordan Griffith and Jacob Schwab each had a double.

Rock Hill took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.

Calab Dillon singled, Seth Nichols hit into a force play but stole second, Ethan McClaskey singled and an error allowed Nichols to score.

East Holmes came back to score two runs in the first and second innings to take a 4-1 lead, but Rock Hill got a run back in the third.

With two outs, Tucker Carpenter singled, Brayden Friend doubled and Nate Bias singled in the run.

Rock Hill got within 4-3 in the top of the fourth when Mason Barber walked, moved to second on a passed ball, took third on a ground out and scored on a passed ball.

But East Holmes got three runs in the bottom of the inning to lead 7-3 and added a run in the fifth and four more in the sixth.

Rock Hill 101 100 0 = 3 10 1

East Holmes 220 314 x = 12 16 1

Mason Barber (IP-2.0, H-5, R-4, ER-3, BB-2), Calab Dillon (IP-4.0, H-11, R-8-ER-7, K-3, BB-2). Rock Hill hitting: Jordan Griffith 1-4 2B, Calab Dillon 2-4, Ethan McClaskey 1-3, Tucker Carpenter 2-3, Brayden Friend 1-3, Nate Bias 2-3 rbi, Jacob Schwab 1-1 2B.