Saturday Jun 16 2012
Aroz family to do battle at Little League TOC
By: Todd Mordhorst Journal Sports Editor
The Aroz family will be torn today, wearing different uniforms on the baseball field. But at the end of the day the Aroz boys will be united and will no doubt have great memories of a day at Chantry Hill Field in Newcastle. Pete Aroz will serve as an assistant coach for the Auburn Sandgnats, who went undefeated to win the Auburn Little League minors division. His son Anson will be the starting pitcher for the Auburn club. In the opposite dugout, Pete?s brother Troy will coach his son Wyatt with the Rocklin Little League River Cats. ?I looked at the brackets online and saw that Auburn meets Rocklin in the first round,? said Pete, who operates Pistol Pete?s sports bar in Auburn. ?I ran over to Troy and said, ?What?s the deal with TOC?? He said he didn?t want to play against Anson. Either way, it?s going to suck and be great at the same time.? The Father?s Day matchup is an appropriate start for the District 11 Tournament of Champions. The top teams from around the area will meet for the District 11 title in minor, major and junior divisions. Auburn will take on Rocklin at 4 p.m. at Chantry Hill Field. Grass Valley will take on Penn Valley at 1 p.m. The single elimination tournament will continue through Friday. Tri City Little League is hosting the Major Division TOC. Auburn?s ?A? team opens on Wednesday against Nevada City ?B? at 5 p.m. Auburn ?B? will face Tri City ?A? on Friday at 5 p.m. On Monday, Bear River ?A? will meet Sierra Foothills ?B? at 5 p.m. before Bear River ?B? faces Penn Valley ?A? at 7:30. Sierra Foothills ?A? will take on Lincoln ?B? on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. In Junior Division action at Tri City, Auburn will take on Rocklin Tuesday at 6 p.m. Bear River faces Lincoln on Monday at 6 p.m. and Sierra Foothills opens up on Wednesday against Nevada City at 6 p.m. The Aroz brothers might be at odds today, but at least one member of the family will relish every minute of Father?s Day. ?My dad doesn?t know what to do with himself,? Pete said of his father, Pete Sr.