On the Little League scoreboard
by Tony McGuire
Bandits 43 Heat 30
On Saturday, the Bandits and the Heat hooked up in a marathon match up that lasted nearly four hours and netted 73 runs. The game started with a 4-all tie in the first inning.
The Heat took the big lead in the second inning as they jumped out to the 20-5 advantage. The Bandits began a comeback in the third inning, tightening the score at 26-17.
The Bandits then took control of the game in the fourth inning, going up 33-27. The Bandits then closed with a big fifth inning, giving them the 43-30 win.
Bandits (43) E. Eversole 5 runs, S. Ritchie 5 runs and 1 hit, B. Noble 5 runs and 1 hit, E. Gamble 6 runs and 3 hits, L. Eldridge 5 run, H. Adams 4 runs and 1 hit, J. Noble 5 runs and 2 hits, S. Mullins 2 runs and 1 hit, T. Brewer 3 runs, and B. Gilliam 3 runs.
Heat (30) E. Skiles 2 runs, and 1 hit, J. Adams 3 runs, J. Wallace 4 runs, K. Dunnigan 3 runs, E. Blair 5 runs, S. Smith 4 runs, L. Gayheart 1 run, N. Fugate 1 run and 1 hit, K. Hughes 3 runs and K. Napier 2 runs.
Cubs 13 Yankees 8
Last week, the Cubs and the Yankees took tot the field in little league action. The Yankees took the early lead, plating a pair of runs in the first and three runs in the second inning (5-0).
The Cubs got on the board in the third inning with a single run, however, the Yankees would erase it in the bottom of the frame 6-1). The Cubs would take a big bite out of the lead in the fifth inning, outscoring the Yankees 5-2 (8-2).
The Cubs would then tie the game in the sixth inning, forcing an extra-frame to settle the matter. The Cubs would score five times in their half of the inning, and then shutout the Yankees in the bottom of the inning to claim the 13-8 win.
Cubs (13) Parker Estep 1 hit and 2 runs, Dalton Bryant 4 hits and 4 runs, Ben Gambill 4 hits and 1 run, Andrew Ford 1 run, Mason McAlarnis 2 hits and 1 run, Rylan Eddington 2 hits and 1 run, Balis Gayheart 1 hit and 1 run, and Caleb Neace 1 hit and 1 run.
Yankees (8) Wade Pelfrey 3 hits and 2 runs, Cameron Stacy 2 hits and 3 runs, Aspen Combs 1 run, Trevor Spurlock 3 hits, Garrett Miller 1 hit, Gavin Clutts 1 run and Hank Pelfrey 1 run.
Cubs 17 Nationals 4
The Cubs and the Nationals took to the little league this past week in what started as an epic battle, but ended in a rout. The game was tied through three inning, when the Cubs exploded and closed out the game early.
Neither team scored in the first two innings, and then they traded runs in the third frame to end with a 4-all tie. The Cubs exploded for 13 runs in the fourth inning, and when the Nationals could not reciprocate, the game came to an end (17-4).
Cubs (17) Parker Estep 2 hits and 3 runs, Dalton Bryant 2 hits and 3 runs, Ben Gambill 1 hit and 2 runs, Dylan Chaney 1 hit and 2 runs, Andrew Ford 1 hit and 3 runs, Mason McAlarnis 1 hit and 1 run, Balis Gayheart 1 hit, Brayden Howard 1 run, and Caleb Neace 1 hit and 2 runs.
Nationals (4) Trajan Campbell 1 hit and 1 run, Micah Steele 1 hit, Jarrett Napier 1 run, Kaiden Hillman 1 hit, Dawson Browning 1 run, and Nathaniel Johnson 1 run.
Angels 15 Dodgers 2
The Angels were able to end their game with the Dodgers early this week as they jumped out to the early lead, and never looked back. The Angels needed but four innings to claim the victory.
The Angels opened the game with a three run rally, and followed it with five runs in the second inning. During that time, the Dodgers could only muster a single run (8-1).
The Angels went up 11-1 in the third inning, and closed out the game with a 4-1 edge in the fourth inning. The rally ended the game early, giving the Angels the 15-2 win.
Angles (15) Andrew Combs 3 runs, Bryson Parks 2 hits (HR) and 3 runs, Braxton Cottongame 1 hit and 1 run, Isiah Stupart 2 runs, Garrett Noe 2 runs, Dustin Alexander 2 hits and 1 run, Dylan Johnson 1 hit, Cole Skiles 2 hits and 1 run, Cameron Caudill 1 run, and Hunter Pigman 2 hits and 1 run.
Dodgers (2) Wyatt Hensley 1 run, Jacob Johnson 1 hit, and Preston Mullins 1 hit and 1 run.
Yankees 14 Dodgers 3
On Saturday, the Yankees and the Dodgers took to the little league field. The Yankees used a slow and steady offense to end the game early.
The Yankees scored three runs in the first inning to take the 3-0 lead. They then scored four runs in the third and fourth innings to up their advantage to 11-0.
The Dodgers got on the board in the fourth inning, bringing the tally to 11-3. However, the Yankees would be able to close out the game in the fifth inning as they scored three runs, giving them the 14-3 win.
Yankees (14) Wade Pelfrey 4 runs, Cameron Stacy 3 hits and 4 runs, Reece Fletcher 2 hits (HR) and 3 runs, Aspen Combs 1 hit, Gavin Clutts 1 hit and 1 run, Tyson Turner 1 run and Hank Pelfrey 1 run.
Dodgers (3) Dustin Fields 1 hit and 1 run, Jacob Johnson 1 hit and 1 run, Preston Mullins 1 hit and 1 run, and Jayden Bailey 1 hit.
Angels 13 Nationals 7
The second game Saturday, featured the Angels and the Nationals. The Angels took the early lead, but then had to fend off a late rally by the Nationals to claim the win.
The Angels spent the first four innings building a solid lead. By the end of the fourth inning, the Angels held a 9-0 lead.
In the fifth inning, the Nationals began to pick up some runs, and before the Angels could stop the bleeding, the Nationals had closed the score to 9-7. However, the Angels were able to get most of the runs back in the bottom of the inning, putting the score at 13-7.
The Angels went on to win the game by the final count of 13-7. They were led by a three home run effort by Braxton Cottongame.
Angels (13) Braxton Cottongame 4 hits (3 HR) and 4 runs, Bryson Parks 3 runs, Isiah Stupart 2 hits and 1 run, Dustin Alexander 1 hit, Jacob Blank 2 runs and 1 hit, Cameron Caudill 1 run and Hunter Pigman 1 hit and 2 runs,
Nationals (7) Trajan Campbell 1 hit and 1 run, Kaiden Hillman 1 run, Mason Collins 2 hits and 1 run, Nick Whitaker 1 hit and 1 run, Matt Goins 1 run and Matt Williams 1 hit and 1 run.
Padres 10 Cubs 6
The Padres and the Cubs closed out Saturday’s action on the little league field. The Padres opened the game strong, and never looked back as they claimed the victory.
The Padres opened the game with a 4-0 lead in the fist inning. The Cubs scored single runs in each the second and third innings, but fell behind 7-2 during the stretch.
The Cubs rallied for three runs in the fourth inning, cutting the Padres lead to 7-5, but they could get no closer. The Padres erased the three runs in the fifth inning, and went on to win the game by the final count of 10-6.
Padres (10) Devin Fugate 1 hit and 2 runs, Nick Combs 1 run, Andy Baker 2 runs, Draven Goins 2 hits and 2 runs, Matt Williams 1 hit and 1 run, Dalton Curry 1 run, and Cameron Saylor 1 hit and 1 run.
Cubs (6) Ben Gambill 1 hit an 1 run, Dylan Chaney 1 hit and 1 run, Andrew Ford 2 runs, Mason McAlarnis 1 hit and 1 run and Brayden Howard 1 run.
Padres 12 Dodgers 5
On Monday, the Padres and the Dodgers hit the little league field. The Dodgers took the early lead, but could not stop the Padres as they went on to the win.
The Dodgers went up 2-1 in the first inning, but a seven-run second inning helped the Padres secure a win. By the time the Dodgers put together another rally (fifth inning), the Padres were up 9-2. The three run rally put the score at 9-5.
The Padres closed out the game with three more runs, bringing the final tally to 12-5.
Padres (12) Devin Fugate 1 run, Nick Combs 2 hits and 2 runs, Andy Bakr 2 hits and 3 runs, Matt Williams 1 run, Logan Thomas 2 hits and 2 runs, Cameron Saylor 2 runs, and Campbell Davis 1 run.
Dodgers (5) Wyatt Hensley 1 run, Dustin Fields 1 run, Jacob Johnson 2 runs, Noah Summerset 1 hit, and Dalton Bowling 1 hit and 1 run.
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