Jul 27, 2015 1:38 AM by Ross Field
The Chico Nuts American Legion baseball team knocked off Petaluma 11-5 to win the Area 1 tournament championship Sunday at Clark Field in Woodland.
Chico broke the game open in second inning, sending six runners across the plate to take a 6-1 lead.
Ryan Steindorf added a two-run homer in the sixth inning.
With the win, Chico (36-9-1) punches their ticket to the state tournament for the third time in five years.
The Nuts will kick off play against Long Beach at 3 p.m. on Thursday in Yountville.