Auburn Orioles roll in TOC opener

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The Auburn Little League Junior Division Orioles are set to take on Rocklin tonight in the District 11 Tournament of Champions after a 13-2 romp over Grass Valley earlier this week. Logan Markstein tossed a two-hitter for Auburn with six strikeouts. Tyler Gums paced the offense, going 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles. Todd Valliere added two doubles, Brendon Jones was 2-for-2 with a double and Lane Bennett was 2-for-3 with a double for the Giants. Auburn will face Rocklin at 6 p.m. tonight in Rocklin. The winner advances to Monday’s semifinals. — Sara Seyydin