Jamestown ends season with district loss to Pilot Grove

Jamestown's Chad Cook, center, is congratulated by teammates Seth Rohrbach (16) and Andy Flippin (29) on his second homerun of the night during the sixth nning of the Eagles' Class 1 District 11 semifinal game against Pilot Grove.

Jamestown's Chad Cook, center, is congratulated by teammates Seth Rohrbach (16) and Andy Flippin (29) on his second homerun of the night during the sixth nning of the Eagles' Class 1 District 11 semifinal game against Pilot Grove. Photo by April Arnett.

The Jamestown Eagles defeated Otterville 6-4 in first-round action at the Class 1 District 11 Baseball Tournament May 16 at New Franklin to advance to the semifinal round May 17, where they lost 10-5 to Pilot Grove to end the season 4-7.

"We had a good district tournament," California Coach Cory Walk said. "I'm proud of the way the boys played and ended the season on a positive note.”

The opening game against fourth-seeded Otterville was at an even 3-3 after the first inning, then Otterville added one run in the fourth to lead 4-3. After a scoreless fifth and sixth inning, it was Jamestown’s Chad Cook who turned the game around in the top of the seventh with a three-run homer to give Jamestown a 6-4 edge.

“Then we played good defense in the bottom of the seventh to get the outs, one-two-three, and the win,” Walk said.

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Jamestown's Andy Flippin gets set to release a pitch during the fifth inning of the district semifinal game at New Franklin May 17.

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Jamestown second baseman Andrew Hardwick looks at the umpire as he awaits the call during the second inning of the Class 1 District 11 semifinal game at New Franklin May 17. The Pilot Grove runner attempting a steal was ultimately called out.

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Jamestown first baseman Seth Rohrbach makes the play for out #3 during the second inning of the Eagles' district game against Pilot Grove.

For more of this story check out the May 25 issue of the California Democrat.

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