Padres score late to overtake Braves in Little League play
by Staff Report
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Only one run separated the Padres and Braves after four innings of play, but a 2-1 game suddenly turned into a 5-1 victory for the Padres when they scored three runs in the remaining two innings.

The Padres never trailed, as they took a 2-0 lead, in the first inning. Brant Smith, who doubled in Blake Stover for the first run, scored the second run on a wild pitch. The Braves closed to within one, 2-1, when Byers Murray walked and then scored on Preston Welchel’s RBI double.

Triples, however, played a big part in the Padres’ offensive scoring in the fifth and sixth.

The Padres scored two runs in the fifth inn a triple by Jaylen Knowles and singles by Stover, Smith and Jesse Martin. Dadrian Dennis’ triple and Knowles’ sacrifice accounted for the final run. For other Padre batters, Malik Watts got a hit and was hit by a pitch, Seth Porter walked twice, and Trevor Pfieser walked as well.

For other Braves’ hitters, Austin Baker had a double was hit by a pitch. Hayes Miller had a hit.

The Padres’ pitching staff of Seth Porter, Blake Stover and Bran Smith and the Braves pitching staff of Donovan Harrison, who drew a walk, Kolby Adams. Byers Murphy and Donovan Harrison combined for 26 strikeouts.

Porter went 2-1/3 innings, threw 36 pitches and struck out four. Stover also went 2-1/3 innings with 37 pitches and had six strikeouts. Smith threw 29 pitches and stuck ot three in 1-1/3 innings of work.

For the Braves, Harrison, threw 43 pitches, stuck out four in 1-1/3 innings of work. Adams struck out six on 35 pitches as he went 1-1/3 innings. Hayes Miller pitched one inning and threw just seven pitches.

Phillies 10, Colts 6

Players from both the Phillies and Cubs would have loved to stay up late Tuesday night, but curfew brought the slugfest to quick halt with the Phillies ahead by four runs after five innings.

Prior to curfew, the Phillies’ Blane Belisario had blistered Colts pitching for a single, a double, a triple and three RBIs. Teammate Derrick Pearson added a home run, two RBIs, and scored three runs. Gavin Geros’ two-run, first-inning base hit got it rolling for the Phillies.

Also contributing to the Phillies’ run parade wee Jordon Wells, two walks and an RBI; Reece Thompson, two walks and a run; Karson Hornberger, a walk and a run; Tommy Buie, one run scored; and Matthew Surrett, who walked.

For the Colts, they were led by Ladarius Winburn, who came through with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. Also driving in runs were the Colts’ Alan Thacker, Logan Cagle and Jonah Gambill.Caz Smith contributed two his. Kaison Williams had a walk and a run scored.

To go along with the Phillies’ offense outburst, pitchers Belisario and Luke Schiltz combined to strike out 11 Colts. Belisaro threw 85 pitches and struck out nine over the course of 4-1/3 innings of work. Schilz need just 17 pitches to strike out two batters in 2/3 of an inning.

The Colts used four pitchers in trying to hold back the Phillies. Winbaun threw 32 pitches and struck out one in 32 innings of work. Kaison Williams had two strikeouts while throwing 33 pitches in 1-2/3 innings of work. Thacker pitched 1-1/3 innings, striking out three on 38 pitches. Logan Cage in his one inning of work threw 15 pitches and struck out one.

Tigers 13, Dodgers 1

Jake Cooper Gooch and Gage Morris put on a hitting clinic for the Tigers with their two doubles and four RBIs apiece. Joining in on the Tigers’ hit parade was Garrett Shelton, who had a double, home run, an RBI and scored three runs.

Also driving in a run for the Tigers was Brady Evans. Jacob Desmond had a double and a run scored. Bent Moore had one hit, walked and scored twice. Koby Jordan had a hit. Micah Tart walked and scored a run. Brady Craig walked and Tyler Gamble was hit by a pitcher.

The Phillies pitching staff of Gooch, Morris and Koby Jordan limited the Dodgers to just four hits and one run while striking out 14.

Before the 10-run mercy rule came into effect, getting base hits for the Dodgers were Tyler Dilcher, Clay Rose and Luke Fincher each had a hit.

Cole Crump had the Dodgers’ lone RBI. Dodgers with at least one hit were Luke Fincher, Tyler Dilcher and Clay Ross.

Gooch got it started pitching-wise for the Tigers as he pitched three solid innings, striking out nine and needing just 36 pitches. Morris, pitched one inning, threw 23 pitches and struck out three. Jordan, also pitched one inning, throwing 23 pitches and striking out three.

The Dodgers sent three pitchers to the mound. Tyler Dilcher went two innings and stuck out four on 34 pitches. Kaleb Chance threw 46 pitches, struck out two in 1-1/3 innings of work. Clay Ross threw 23 pitches, struck out two in 1-1/3 innings of work.

Crackers 14, Indians 9

The loud crack that resounded throughout the Crackers’ battling order was that of a team that pounded out 10 hits and scored 14 runs in their 14-9 win. Aiden Shea had three hits, Will Noble, two hits and four RBIs; and Titus Jones, Ben Ammons., Jackson Norris, Caleb Henson and Josh Robbins each had at least one hit. One of Shea’s three hits was a triple. Noble and Ammons each had doubles.

Of the Indians’ five hits, one was a triple by Seth McFarland. Other Indians doing damage with their bats were Ian Inabla with one hit and two RBI, Peyton Willoughby, one hit, one run, one RBI; Chris Davis, one hit, one walk and two runs scored; Logan Quijano, one hit and one run scored; Noah Davis, two walks and one run scored; and Dalton and Brendon, who had a walk and a run-scored.

From the mound, Cracker pitchers Shea, Ammons, Noble and Charlie Heidmann struck out nine Indians. The Indians’ Ian Inaba struck out seven Crackers in 2-2/3 innings of work as he threw 40 pitches..

Individually for the Crackers, Shea had a strikeout and threw 33 pitches in just one inning; Ben Ammons had four strikeouts and threw 29 innings over the course of two innings; Heidmann worked 1-2/3 innings, threw 49 pitches and struck out two.; Noble worked 1-1/3 innings, struck two and threw 20 pitches.

Along with Inaba’s stint on the mound, the Indians had Noah Davis pitch one inning, striking out one and throwing 30 pitches. Dalton Henson threw 18 pitches and struck out one batter and threw 18 pitches. Chris Davis threw 38 pitches and struck out two and threw 38 pitches. Carter Owen came for 1-1/3 of an inning where he threw 16 pitches.