It was a big week of vintage base ball with the return of the GCVBB to Amador County after the first three weeks of play in Rancho Murieta, but it was the kids competition for MLB’s Pitch, Hit and Run that made the day. In the early game, the Highlanders and the Nine played a wild one, starting with a 5-4 first frame lead for the Sierra squad. Though they never trailed, the Preston Nine always battled and kept it close to the end, but came up short, 11-7. Then the kids took the field and competed in the first annual Pitch, Hit and Run competition. Boys and girls age 7-14 competed in the three skill contests to try to advance to the regional competition. Pictures of all contestants in the hitting segment are below. In the afternoon game, the oldest rivalry in the GCVBB heated up, as the Crusher and Miners battled. Taking advantage of several first inning muffs by the Miners, the Crushers built up a 4-0 lead. The Miners fought back to within 6-4, but another solid pitching performance by “Sticks” Daneri shut down the Miners in the bottom of the 7th.