Two Folsom all-star teams advance to bracket play

By: Brett Ransford Telegraph Correspondent
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The Folsom National 10-11-year-old All-Stars and the Folsom American Junior All-Star began this week still alive in the District 54 All-Star tournaments. The Folsom National squad faced Lakeside Monday evening in the first round of bracket play in the 10-11-year-old tournament at Mitchell Field in El Dorado Hills. (Results of the game are available online at Folsom American has split their first two games and play again Thursday against El Dorado Hills. Game time is 5 p.m. at Mahany Park in Roseville. Folsom American dropped its first game of the tournament to Lakeside, 7-4, on June 28, but rebounded to defeat Snowline, 7-5, on Saturday behind the pitching of Tyler Hutchings and the hitting of Wade Thomson and Michael Dermenjian. Folsom National opened All-Star play with a 9-7 loss to Maidu on June 23, but then defeated El Dorado Hills, 3-2 and Ponderosa, 5-1, to advance. Jason Wiese threw a complete game, two-hitter, fanning nine to beat Ponderosa 5-1 in a win or go home situation. His efficiency was backed by one inning of five-run baseball in the bottom of the first. ?I knew that we would score, so I knew that we?d do fine,? Wiese said. ?After we got out of that first inning and scored a run I felt comfortable.? After allowing a run in the first, Wiese began a streak of retiring eight-straight batters by striking out two to end the first inning. The trend included five retired on strikeouts. Offensively, Cameron Trumbull missed hitting a two-run homer by a matter of inches. He drove in the first RBI and Jack Felts followed by driving in two more. Those runs were all Folsom needed, but two more runs scored on an infield error in the bottom of the first.