Chico Nuts capture second straight state title

Aug 3, 2015 1:56 AM by Ross Field

For the second straight year, and fifth out of the last five years, the Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team is state champions.

Chico defeated Merced 3-2 in the state final Sunday at Cleve Borman Field in Yountville.

Oroville's Jackson Berry led the way, firing a complete-game with 12 strikeouts on 120-plus pitches.

Hamilton's Andrew Shippelhoute, Corning's Tarren Dahlgren and Gridley's Quinn Spring each had one run batted in.

Chico advances to the West Regional in Boulder, Colo. The Nuts kick off the double-elimination tournament against the Nevada state champion at 1 p.m. Wednesday.


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