Mens Baseball

Palo Alto 15s 6, Rohnert Park 4

Date of competition: Thursday, July 30, 2009

Correct this score or report an objectionable comment

Enter box score/stats

Comments: 5

For the second straight year, the Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15-year-old all stars are headed to the Pacific Southwest Regional tournament.

Palo Alto sealed its berth with a 6-4 win over Rohnert Park to win the Northern California state tournament Thursday night at Regoli Field in Antioch.

Just as last year, Palo Alto will play in the regional tournament, held this year in Ukiah, beginning August 6.

Palo Alto earned its state title with another solid pitching performance, this time from starter Tucker Jorgensen. Jorgensen pitched his maximum six innings, allowing no earned runs.

Rohnert Park got all four of its runs in the bottom of the fifth, when with two outs, a misplayed ground ball extending Rohnert Park's inning. Rohnert Park took advantage of its second life, scoring four times in an inning Jorgensen should have been out of with only seven pitches.

Luckily for Palo Alto, the offense came through, giving Jorgensen enough support to get the victory. Palo Alto scored the first two runs of the game on sacrifice flies by Kyle Zirbes and Matthew Eastman.

Palo Alto then added two more runs in the fourth. Jorgensen helped his own cause, launching a two-run home run that scored B.J. Boyd and himself. In the fifth, Palo Alto scored two more to extend its lead to 6-0.

The comfort of that 6-0 lead disappeared with Rohnert Park's big bottom half of the fifth. However, Palo Alto was unfazed and shut down Rohnert Park in the sixth and seventh. Andrew Klingelhofer came in for Jorgensen in the seventh and shut down Rohnert Park 1,2,3 to get the save.

Dyland Cook also had a big game for Palo Alto offensively, getting three hits in the game.

posted by Colin Becht on Jul 30, 2009 at 8:58 pm

Comments: 0

Add your own comment or photos

* Required!

Game comments, highlights or stats
Who you are *
Name *
E-mail address *
Allow people to contact me about photos Yes No
By checking this box "yes", anyone interested in contacting you to obtain a copy of your photo will be able to send you an e-mail inquiry. They will not, however, see your e-mail address.
YouTube Video Link
Video Help Using YouTube to add video...
To add videos to our site, follow these steps:
  1. Upload your video (maximum of about four minutes) to a YouTube account. If you don't already have a YouTube account, create one for yourself by following the easy directions on the YouTube web site.
  2. Once you have uploaded your video to YouTube, write down or copy/paste the URL web link for your video and enter it on to the Embarcadero Publishing video posting form. Do not use the "Embed" code.
  3. Your video will then be available for viewing under that particular game report and on the team page (if one exists.)
  4. Videos featured on the sports home page are controlled by Palo Alto Online and are selected from among the videos posted by players, parents and coaches.
  5. If you have problems, please contact us at [email protected].
Video Caption
Please include the names of the people featured in the video, if known.
Use the button below to browse your computer for the photos you'd like to include in this post.
Please only use normal characters in your file name. Photos must be JPEGs.
Photo 1:
Photo 1 Caption:
Photo 2:
Photo 2 Caption:
Photo 3:
Photo 3 Caption:
Photo 4:
Photo 4 Caption:
Photo 5:
Photo 5 Caption:
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.
*
Verification Code:   

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.