Lawrence allowed five Braves’ baserunners in the game, issuing walks to J.P. Martin, Crawford Taylor, Jackson Lovette, John Walker Knowles and Austin Baker, who scored the only run against the Dodgers’ hurler.
Lawrence also led the Dodgers at the plate with two hits, while seven of his teammates added one hit apiece.
The Braves took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Baker reached home plate on a wild pitch. The Dodgers then scored 14 unanswered runs — four in the first, six in the second and four in the third. The game was called after 3 1/2 innings due to the 10-run rule.
Offensive contributors for the Dodgers included the aforementioned Lawrence, double, two runs, two RBIs; Trey Harkins, double, hit by a pitch, three runs, RBI; Max Rohland, triple, hit by a pitch (twice), three runs; Matthew Greene, hit, run, RBI; Logan Gates, hit, walk, two RBIs; Clay Ross, hit, run, RBI; Cole Crump, hit, run; Reggie Huskins, hit, walk, two runs; Juan Guerrero, walk; and Keaun Thomas, walk, run.
Pitchers for the Braves were Byers Murray (one inning, 29 pitches, one strikeout), Lovette (two innings, 24 pitches, one strikeout) and Martin (two innings, 61 pitches, four strikeouts).
Below are other Cartersville Little League games from Monday.
Padres 10, Crackers 9
The Padres erased a five-run deficit by scoring 10 unanswered runs, including more than half that total in the bottom of the third inning of their 10-9 win over the Crackers.
Trailing 5-4 going into the their half of the third, the Padres went ahead 10-6 with six runs on key hits by Garrett Geros, Jaylen Knowles, Jacob Frye and Emmanuel Jones.
The Crackers attempted a rally, scoring three runs in the top of the fourth on singles by Chris Davis and Will Noble and a three-run homer by Levi Pickel. That effort fell one run short in the top of the fifth, however, following their final run by Aiden Shea, who drew a walk to reach base.
The Crackers seized a 5-0 lead in the top of the first on a single by Noble, a walk to Will Bentley, a single by Pickel, a two-RBI single by Joshua Mayo, a walk to J.T. Mitchell and an RBI grounder by Davis.
Three runs from the Padres trimmed the lead to two in the bottom of the first as Dadrian Dennis, Knowles and Geros connected for singles while Frye reached on a walk.
The Padres pulled even closer in the second as Knowles got on base after an uncaught third strike, eventually scoring to cut his team’s deficit to one run.
Knowles (triple, three runs, two RBIs), Geros (run) and Frye (two walks, two runs) each collected a pair of hits to lead the Padres. Other baserunners for the team included Malik Watts, double, walk, run; Jones, hit, run; Dennis, hit, run; Tyler Perry, walk, run; and Brant Smith, hit by a pitch.
Hitters for the Crackers were Pickel, two hits (home run), two runs, three RBIs; Noble, two hits, run; Mayo, hit, run, two RBIs; Bentley, hit, walk, two runs; Mitchell, hit, walk, run; Davis, hit, walk, run; Evan Dasher, hit, RBI; and Jacob Daniel, double. Also, Benjamin Ammons walked and had an RBI while Shea walked and scored for the Crackers.
Walker Jones (one inning, 20 pitches), Smith (four innings, 76 pitches, six strikeouts) and Frye (one inning, 11 pitches, two strikeouts) pitched for the Padres, while Davis (three innings, 72 pitches, three strikeouts) and Pickel (three innings, 38 pitches, four strikeouts) took the mound for the Crackers.
Tigers 12, Indians 3
With their lead down to one, the Tigers slammed the door shut on an Indians’ comeback attempt with eight straight runs, including a two-run homer by Grant Harris.
Harris’ home run came in the top of the fourth and helped the Tigers get back out to a comfortable lead, 8-4. The Tigers added a run in the fifth when Micah Tart drew a walk and scored, and then added three more runs in the sixth on walks to Dominique Williams, Tart and Tyler Gamble, and a single by Jake Cooper.
Leading 4-0 in the first after doubles by John Reed Evans, Cooper and Brandon Hodge, as well as a single by Williams, the Tigers watched as the Indians responded with three runs over the next three innings.
Ian Inaba’s double scored teammate Dylan Webb, who singled in the first to give the Indians their first run. Two more Indian runs came in in the bottom of the third when Inaba singled and Dax Edwards hit a two-run homer to make it 4-3.
Cooper had a game-high four hits (double) for the Tigers and also added two runs and two RBIs. The team’s offensive punch also came from Hodge (three hits, double, run, three RBIs); Harris (two hits, home run, walk, two runs, two RBIs); Evans (two hits, double, two runs, RBI); Williams (hit, hit by a pitch, walk, run); Brady Craig (hit, run); Tart (two walks, hit by a pitch, two runs); Brady Evans (two walks); and Gamble (walk, run).
Inaba (double, walk, run, RBI) had two hits to lead the Indians, and Edwards (home run, run, two RBIs), Webb (run) and Peyton Willoughby each had one hit. Dalton Southern reached on a walk.
Pitchers were Hodge (five innings, 84 pitches, eight strikeouts) and Cooper (one inning, 22 pitches, three strikeouts) for the Tigers. Indians’ pitchers were Willoughby (one inning, 33 pitches), Edwards (three innings, 32 pitches, one strikeout), Webb (three innings, 34 pitches, one strikeout), Inaba (two innings, 71 pitches, four strikeouts) and Dalton Henson (one inning, three pitches).
Phillies 7, Colts 1
Jordan Blackmon and Nick Root combined to throw a three-hitter with nine strikeouts for the Phillies, who won 7-1 against the Colts.
Blackmon pitched five innings with six strikeouts in 57 pitches; Root pitched one inning with three strikeouts in 28 pitches.
Root and Blane Belisario led the Phillies at the plate. Root had four hits with two doubles, and Belisario had three hits with a triple, walk and three runs.
Other Phillies’ hitters included Khase Willis (double, walk, run), Blackmon (double, hit by a pitch, run) and Bailey Ward. Additional contributions came from Reece Thompson (two walks), Chanc Willis (walk, run), Derrick Pearson (run) and Josh Holmes (walk).
For the Colts, Chris Mills had two hits with a double and a run, and Zach Hall had one hit. Connor Wall, Jake Richards and Kaleb Chatmon each drew one walk.
Richards pitched three innings, with 44 pitches and three strikeouts, and Hall went three innings as well, throwing 47 pitches and striking out one. Mills pitched one inning, throwing five pitches.