Matthew Greene’s two-run homer in the first inning allowed the Dodgers to get out to an early 2-0 lead, but the game was tied 4-all going into the bottom of the sixth, setting the table for Mayo’s clutch hit.
Mayo led the Crackers with two hits, a home run, a run and two RBIs; Will Bentley had a hit, two runs and two RBIs; Benjamin Ammons had a hit, a walk and a run; Will Noble had a hit, a triple, a walk and an RBI; Levi Pickel doubled for his only hit; Jacob Daniel drew two walks and scored a run; Evan Dasher was hit by a pitch; and JT Mitchell and Tristan Carlton each walked once.
Pitchers for the Crackers were Pickel, four innings, 73 pitches, eight strikeouts; and Bentley, two innings, 24 pitches, one strikeout.
On the mound for the Dodgers was Greene, two innings, 49 pitches, three strikeouts; and Trey Harkins, five innings, 61 pitches, five strikeouts.
Base runners for the Dodgers were Trevor Lawrence, two hits, double, two runs; Greene, hit, home run, run, two RBIs; Harkins, walk, run; Logan Gates, three walks; and Juan Guerrero, walk.
Below are other Cartersville Little League results from Monday.
Tigers 9, Colts 3
Grant Harris had three hits — including two home runs — and three RBIs to lead the Tigers to a 9-3 win over the Colts.
Harris, who added a double and three runs, pitched for the Tigers as well, going four innings with five strikeouts on 50 pitches. He allowed just two runs.
For the Colts, Jake Richards pitched five innings with seven strikeouts on 85 pitches.
In addition to Harris, the Tigers also got offensive contributions from Gage Morris, two hits, double, run, RBI; Brandon Hodge, two hits, RBI; Jake Cooper, one hit, double, run, two RBIs; John Reed Evans, one hit, double, run, RBI; Dominique Williams, hit by a pitch, run; Koby Jordan, walk, run; and Brady Evans, walk, run.
John Reed Evans struck out three on 34 pitches in his three innings of work for the Tigers.
The Colts’ Chris Mills threw one inning, with two strikeouts on 38 pitches.
Offensive contributors for the Colts were Zach Hall, two hits, run; Tyler Bird, one hit, double, run; Mills, one hit, run; Connor Wall, one hit; Tyler Friedrich, one hit; and Richards, RBI.
Phillies 11, Indians 2
A pitchers’ duel unfolded for much of the Phillies-Indians game as the Indians’ Dax Edwards and the Phillies’ Khase Willis each held the opposing lineup to two runs after four innings.
The Phillies, however, then erupted for nine runs in the fifth to get the 11-2 victory.
For the Phillies, Jordan Wells had two hits with two doubles, a walk, two runs and three RBIs; and Blane Belisario had two hits with a triple and a run. Other key performances came from Bailey Ward, run; Willis, hit, hit by a pitch, walk, two runs; Reece Thompson, hit, run, two RBIs; Josh Holmes, hit, run; Chanc Willis, hit, run; Nick Root, walk, run; and William Fraser, walk.
Willis finished the night on the mound with 75 pitches, striking out 11 in five innings.
Edwards ended the game with 46 pitches and three strikeouts in four innings, before giving way to Indians relievers Ian Inaba (two innings, 24 pitches, three strikeouts) and Garrett Hite (one inning, 41 pitches, two strikeouts).
Hite led the Indians with two hits, including a double, and scored a run; Inaba stroked a hit, a triple, scored a run and produced an RBI; Dalton Southern had a hit and an RBI; Dylan Webb delivered an RBI; and Peyton Willoughby walked once.
Padres 6, Braves 3
Jacob Frye led the Padres with three hits — including a double and a home run — and Brant Smith pitched five strong innings — allowing two runs while striking out six — to help the Padres to a 6-3 win against the Braves.
Frye also scored three runs for the Padres and had an RBI. Other offensive contributors included Emmanuel Jones, two hits, two RBIs; Jaylen Knowles, two hits, run, RBI; Smith, hit; Garrett Geros, run, RBI; and Malik Watts, walk, run.
Smith, who went five innings, threw 85 pitches with six strikeouts. Geros (two innings, 44 pitches) and Jones (one inning, eight pitches, one strikeout) came on in relief for the Padres.
Pitchers for the Braves were JP Martin (three innings, 31 pitches, seven strikeouts) and Garett Cornett (two innings, 39 pitches, two strikeouts).
The Braves got offensive production from Martin, hit, home run, hit by a pitch, run, RBI; Hayes Miller, hit, walk; John Walker Knowles, hit; Cornett, two walks; Byers Murray, three walks, two runs; Trey Holstein, walk; Austin Baker, walk; and Donavan Harrison, two walks.