Padres win pitching duel in Little League
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The Phillies struck out 14 but the Padres got the win while striking out 10 in a 4-2 victory during Cartersville Little League play on April 15.

Seth Porter and Brant Smith worked the mound for the Padres and Luke Schiltz and Reece Thompson pitched for the Phillies.

Smith powered the Padres on offense with a home run, two RBIs and a run while Blake Stover had two hits with a triple, an RBI and two runs.

For the Phillies, Jordon Wells had three hits with two doubles and two runs and Derrick Pearson had one hit with an RBI.

Also providing offense for the Padres were Dadrian Dennis, a walk and a run; Jaylen Knowles, a walk; and Jesse Martin, a walk. Porter pitched 2 1/3 innings with 27 pitches and a strikeout; Smith, 3 2/3 innings with 62 pitches while fanning 10. For the Phillies, William Bradley also tallied a walk.

On the mound, Schiltz threw for five innings with 85 pitches and 12 strikeouts, while Thompson contributed one inning with 13 pitches and two strikeouts.

Crackers 8, Dodgers 4

Behind the strong pitching of Ben Ammons, the Crackers defeated the Dodgers, 8-4.

Ammons pitched 4 2/3 innings with 86 pitches and 10 strikeouts. Chase Horn got the final out with three pitches.

For the Crackers, Titus Jones had a triple, a walk and two runs and Horn provided a hit, a walk and a run.

Crawford Taylor had two doubles and an RBI for the Dodgers; Tyler Dilcher had a double, an RBI and two runs; Jayden Aralos contributed a hit with an RBI; Jesse Irwin had a hit with a run; Kaleb Chance had a double; and Clay Ross had a hit. Tyler Dover pitched 1 2/3 innings with 60 pitches, and Taylor pitched 3 1/3 innings with 67 pitches, six strikeouts. The game was called after five innings due to the time limit.

Other hitters for the Crackers were Ammons, a sacrifice fly, a walk and an RBI; T.J. Jackson, hit by pitch, an RBI and a run; Jacob Daniel, an RBI and a run; Jordyn Mitchell, a walk and a run; Caleb Henson, two walks and a run; Will Noble, a run; and Josh Nolan, a walk.

Cole Crump added a run for the Dodgers.

Braves 14, Colts 11

In a real slugfest, the Braves outlasted the Colts 14-11 in a Little League baseball game played April 16.

Preston Welchel and Kolby Adams led the Braves at the plate and on the mound. Welchel hit a home run, doubled, walked, hit an RBI, and scored a run while Adams had two hits with a triple, a hit by pitch, an RBI and four runs.

Welchel pitched two innings with 60 pitches and four strikeouts, and Adams worked two innings with 66 pitches and four strikeouts. Donovan Harrison pitched the final two innings with 36 pitches, striking out four.

For the Colts, Davis Nelson had two hits with a double, three RBIs and a run; Alan Thacker had a triple and two RBIs; and Josh Robbins had a hit.

Kaison Williams pitched 2 2/3 innings with 85 pitches and four strikeouts while LaDarius Winburn threw 3 1/3 innings with 67 pitches and five strikeouts.

Other hitters for the Braves were Thomas Murphy, a triple, an RBI and two runs; Hayes Miller, a hit with a walk, an RBI and a run; Trey Holstien, a hit with two RBIs; Cody Edwards, a hit and a run; Eoin Neal, a hit with a run; Austin Baker, sacrifice fly, a walk, two RBIs and a run; Baylor Agan, two walks and a run; Jesse Grogan, a walk, hit by pitch and a run; Byers Murray, a run; and Donovan Harrison, hit by pitch.

Also for the Colts, Ethan Wolfe drew two walks and scored twice; Logan Cagle, two walks and a run; Trevor Montgomery, two walks and a run; Caz Smith, a walk and a run; Williams, a walk and a run; LaDarius Winburn, a walk and a run; Jonah Gambill, two runs; and Alex Freeman, a run.

Tigers 4, Indians 3

Jake Cooper Gooch and Gage Morris combined for 15 strikeouts for the Tigers while Noah Davis and Ian Inaba combined for 10 strikeouts for the Indians in a pitchers duel won by the Tigers, 4-3.

The Indians took a 2-0 lead in the first after Chris Davis doubled and then scored on a single by Noah Davis. Also, Inaba was hit by a pitch, advanced to third on the single by Noah Davis and then stole home.

The Tigers responded with three runs in the bottom of the first to go ahead 3-2. Micah Tart singled, and then scored on a double by Brady Evans. Evans scored on a triple by Gooch. Gooch scored on a wild pitch.

The Indians tied the game, 3-3, in the top of the third when Chris Davis tripled and then scored on a groundout by Inaba.

The Tigers went ahead 4-3 in the bottom of the third after Gooch drew a walk and then scored on a single by Jacob Desmond.

Helping the Tigers offensively were Tart, two hits with a run; Gooch, a triple, a walk, hit by pitch, two runs and an RBI; Evans, a double, an RBI and a run; Desmond one hit, an RBI; Morris, a hit; and Koby Jordan, a walk. Gooch pitched two innings with six strikeouts. Morris worked four innings with nine strikeouts.

For the Indians, Chris Davis had two hits with a double and a triple with two runs; Peyton Willoughby, one hit. Noah Davis threw three innings with six strikeouts while Inaba worked two innings with four strikeouts.