AAA Red Sox nip Tigers in first-week thriller

By From page B3 | March 19, 2013

Competitive games were the hallmark of the first full week of play in the Davis Little League AAA division.

Here’s what went on …

Red Sox 11, Tigers 10 — Grant Chastain’s triple and key hits from Elliot Greve and Mason Johnstone carried the winners. Chastain had four RBIs.

For the Tigers, Zane Bertero went 3-for-3, Jason Inouye doubled twice and Avery Turkovich singled and tripled.

Luis Goribay turned in a fielding gem and Bertero threw a scoreless second inning.

Diamondbacks 15, Reds 5 — Scott Inouye went 2-for-2 and made a spectacular catch at second base as the winners had five-run eruptions in the first and fourth innings.

Logan Buckly scored twice, had two hits and collected two RBIs, while Tomas Fong, Antonio Martin, Kyle Tanner, Eric Chung and Cole Knutson comprised a strong mound combination. Fong earned the win.

Orioles 8, Rangers 5 — Maya Parker’s solid pitching was supported by Grafton Shorts’ home run and single in the victory.

While Parker — and Luke Murray — were solid on the mound, Parker also contributed two hits.

Joseph Fields reached safely twice for the Rangers (scoring once) and Colby Mayter was 1-for-2.

Robert Schacherbauer pitched and fielded well and got good, three-strikeout relief from Mayer in the fifth inning. Mitch Banuelos had a nice fielding play.

Cardinals 9, Diamondbacks 3 — Kavi McKinney and Ian Hawes were sterling at the plate for the winners, though Eric Chung, Conner Dinnell, Cole Knutson and Niko Dwyer swung big bats for the ’Backs.

Chung and Kyle Tanner had three-strikeout innings for the Diamondbacks.

Red Sox 12, Yankees 12 — Elliot Greve’s solid, last-inning fielding helped the Sox keep the Yanks scoreless in the six, preserving the tie.

Jason Hinkel’s big hit in the top of the inning tied the game.

Yankees 10, Rangers 7 — Robert Schacherbauer was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Mitch Banuelos singled and scored twice for the Rangers. Colin Walsh scored twice and, along with Dylan McGowan, recorded a nice play in the field.

Ranger David Studer was strong on the mound.

Orioles 9, White Sox 1 — Zach DeWit’s three RBIs paced the winners’ attack as Bryce Barker’s first-inning triple got the party started.

Ty Soderquist added two singles, Joey Traverso was strong behind the plate and Jaiden Temple made a nice defensive snag in left field.

Demetrius Hyder and Bradley Sleuter were both 2-for-3 for the Sox.

Tigers 14, White Sox 7 — Milos Gilbert and Jason Inouye each collected two hits, Avery Turkovich added a double and Willy Linthicum had single in the Tigers’ explosive offense.

Meanwhile, Ryan Jamillo and Ethan Trinidad each had two hits and Zachary Letcher, Cole Robben and Demetrius Hyder added RBIs.

Hyder shined in the field.

Giants 18, White Sox 6 — Ben Skinner scored four times and McCrory, Klineberg, Lee and Wallace each tallied three times as the Giants were solid at the plate.

Klineberg finished 4-for-4, Israel hit a triple and Ben Skinner pitched two strong innings.

Bradley Sleuter’s inside-the-park home run and single highlighted the Sox offense, which included two hits apiece from Carson Bain and Demetrius Hyder.

Note: Weekly Davis Little League game recaps are submitted by team representatives or coaches. If you don’t see your favorite team’s write-up, talk to the coach or scorekeeper about submitting a recap sheet (found in the facility office — along with a Davis Enterprise in-box). … Scorekeepers, in submitting recaps, be sure to check spelling and include players’ first and last names. The Little League Page appears each Tuesday in The Enterprise.

Enterprise staff

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