Tied 3-3 since the third inning, the Indians scored the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth when Dalton Henson was hit by a pitch and then scored on a throwing error. In the bottom of the eighth, Murray drew a walk, advanced to third base on a sacrifice bunt by Hayes Miller and a single by Thomas Murphy. But Murray was stranded on third, as the Indians held on for the 4-3 win.
The Indians (5-4) took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on runs scored by Peyton Willoughby and Carter Owen. Willoughby singled and then scored on a bases-loaded walk. Owen drew a walk and then scored on a wild pitch.
The Braves (4-5) tied the game, 2-2, in the bottom of the first, Cody Edwards reached on an error, advanced to third on a single by Kolby Adams, and scored on a groundout by Austin Baker. Adams scored later on a wild pitch.
The Braves upped their lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the second when Byers Murray reached on an error, and scored later on a wild pitch. The Indians came back once again to tie the game, 3-3, Brady Burson drew a walk and then scored on a wild pitch.
Noah Davis, Owen, and Ian Inaba combined to throw a 2-hitter for the Indians with 14 strikeouts. Davis went two innings, striking out three and throwing 36 pitches. Owen struck on four in three innings of work, while throwing 46 pitches. Inaba went three innings as well with seven strikeouts and 48 pitches.
Owen and Wil each had a hit and scored a run. Inaba and Seth McFarland both had a hit and a walk. Brendon Walker and Nick Bailey walked twice. Henson and Burson each scored a run.
For the Braves, Adams, Murray and Edwards all scored. Murphy and Adams had one hit each. Baker had the lone RBI.
The Braves’ Hayes Miller threw 56 pitches and struck out five in two innings. Kolby Adams pitched 5 2/3 innings, totaled 85 pitches and 11 strikeouts. Welchel threw 10 pitches in one-third of an inning.
Tigers 14, Colts 4
The Tigers remained undefeated, improving to 9-0 with their 14-4 win over the Colts.
Trailing 4-3, the Tigers scored six runs in the top of the fourth. Jake Cooper Gooch hit a base-loaded triple, and Garrett Shelton blasted a 2-run home run. The Tigers then added five runs in the top of the sixth to break the game wide open. Micah Tart was hit by a pitch, Brady Evans singled, and Gooch had an RBI single. Shelton drew a walk, Morris singled, and Brady Craig and Brent Moore each had a two-run RBI single.
Shelton, Gage Morris, and Gooch combined to throw a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts for the Tigers.
Evans finished with three hits and two runs scored. Shelton had a home run and three RBI and two runs scored. Gooch had four RBIs and scored three times. Craig had one hit and drove in two runs and also scored three runs. Moore contributed with two RBIs. Jacob Edwards and Morris each had a hit and scored a run. Tart scored twice.
Shelton, pitched two innings, finishing with 32 pitches and four strikeouts. Morris went one inning, struck out one and threw 25 pitches. Gooch lasted three innings, throwing 47 pitches and striking out five.
The Colts’ offensive attack was led by Ladarius Winburn, who had a double, a walk and one run scored. Jonah Gambill, Alan Thacker and Alex Freeman scored once. Kaison Williams threw 83 pitches and struck out four in 3 2/3 innings. Winburn threw 35 pitches and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings. Logan Cagle got two outs on six pitches.
Kaison Williams, Winburn, and Logan Cagle combined to pitch 6 K for the Colts (4-4-1).
Crackers 7, Padres 6
Back and forth they went before the second-place Crackers pushed the go-ahead across in the bottom of the sixth to defeat the Padres, 7-6. The Crackers (6-3) won the game when Jordyn Mitchell drew a walk, advanced to third on a double by Titus Jones, and scored on a bases-loaded walk. The Padres had tied the game 6-6 in the top of the sixth. Jesse Martin drew a walk, advanced to third on singles by Trevor Pfiester and Mack Morris, and scored on a grounder by Jaylen Knowles. Pfiester scored on a wild pitch.
The Padres (3-6) had taken an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, when Dadrian Dennis drew a walk advanced to third and then scored on a wild pitch. The Crackers went ahead 4-1 in the bottom of the first. Ben Ammons tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Will Noble. Chase Horn drew a walk and later stole home. Jackson Norris reached on an error, and scored on a double by Jacob Daniel. Daniel then scored on an error on a grounder by Aiden Shea.
The Crackers added two runs in the bottom of the first for a 6-1 lead, before the Padres tied the game 6-6 in the top of the sixth. Jones reached base on a fielder’s choice, and scored on another triple by Ammons. Ammons scored on a single by Noble. In the Colts rally, Jesse Martin drew a walk, advanced to third on singles by Trevor Pfiester and Mack Morris, and scored on a grounder by Jaylen Knowles. Pfiester scored on a wild pitch.
Top hitters for the Crackers were Ammons with two triples, an RBI and two runs scored; Daniel with a double, an RBI and one run scored; and Noble, who had a hit, a sacrifice fly and two RBIs. Jones, Horn, Mitchell and Norris all scored once.
Horn went four innings for the Indians, striking out nine on 86 pitches. Ammons had four strikeouts on 37 pitches in 1 1/3 innings. Noble struck out two and threw 17 pitches in two-thirds of an inning.
The Padres top hitters were Brant Smith, who had three hits, an RBI and a run scored. Stover doubled and scored once. Pfiester singled and scored. Dennis, Porter and Watts all scored as well.
Porter the pitcher lasted 1 1/3 innings with 32 pitches thrown. Smith had four strikeouts on 37 pitches in two innings. Stover went 1 2/3 innings, struck out four and threw 37 pitches. Pfiester threw six pitches in one-third of an inning.
Phillies 16, Dodgers 6
The Phillies won big with a balanced hitting attack with 13 hits delivered by eight different players. Derrick Pearson had three hits. Reece Thompson, Blane Belisario, and Jordon Wells each had two hits. Luke Schiltz, Gavin Geros, Chanc Willis and Karson Hornberger each had one hit.
For the Dodgers (1-7-1), Tyler Dilcher smashed a home run, drove in two runs and scored two. Crawford Taylor had two hits with double and one run scored. Logan Gates came through with a double and two RBIs, while Tyler Dover had a double and a run scored. The game was called with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning due to the 10-run rule.
Pearsons led the Phillies (5-4) with three RBIs and three runs scored. Thompson had a double and a run scored to go along with his two hits. Belisario had two hits and two runs scored. Wells also drove in two runs and scored three runs. Schiltz tripled, drove in one run and score three runs. Gavin Geros had a double, two RBIs and one run scored. Willis and Bradley each scored a run. Karson Hornberger had a hit, a run and one RBI. Pearson and Schiltz combined for 11 strikeouts in five innings.
From the mound, Dilcher was sharp for the Dodgers as he struck out two in two innings. Taylor went one inning and struck out one. Gates had strike out in one-third of an inning. Kaleb Chance had one strikeout in 1 1/3 innings.