Close contests were the norm for recent Davis Little League AAA games.
A perfect example was the Marlins’ 8-7 victory over the Brewers.
Tanner Snow scored the winning run on Sean Layman’s fielder’s choice.
Asher Reising and Layman were both 2-for-3 with Reising scoring the tying tally in the two-run final frame.
Zach Forbes was 2-for-2, had two solid fielding plays and struck out the side in the third.
Ansel Tucker fanned three in the fourth and Layman, Snow and Reising also pitched.
Brewer Tate Cutler singled, doubled and scored twice, Cameron Nelson had two hits and two RBIs and Kyle and Clark Chen, Evan O’Neill, Cy Larson, Elias Currier and Eli Yasui all contributed offensively.
Larson, Clark Chen, Carson Thompson and Yasui were solid afield.
Cubs 11, Giants 9 — Leading 9-0 after two innings, the Cubs held on with Aoi Kito starting a sixth-inning, game-saving double play.
Mitchell Biscardi, Rhys Navarro, Eli Vikstrom, Jackson Anglin-Hill and Dominick Jackson-Gross paced the offense.
Zane Pickus homered and drove home three for the Giants. Miles Wingo also had three RBIs.
Mile Beaulieu pitched three solid innings (two scoreless).
Astros 11, Angels 7 — Down 7-1, the Astros scored five times in each of the last two innings to win.
Joe Ariola and Nicholas Goldberg reached base three times each and Collin Carpenter knocked in three runs.
Tyler Hudson stole home in the first frame.
Keaton Carpenter and Willie Linthicum combined to strike out eight Angels.
Ben Kunimoto drove in two Halo run with Carson Szeder scoring twice and collecting an RBI.
Louie DeGroot and Bryn Barker each singled and accounted for scores.
Kurt Fischer and DeGroot each fanned two in their innings of work. James King had a web gem.
Cubs 10, Tigers 6 — Jason Firpo’s two-run double broke a 6-6 tie in a four-run final inning.
Rhys Navarro went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored, three stolen bases and three K’s in two innings of mound duty.
Eli Vikstrom and Mitchell Biscardi had two hits and Scott Inouye joined Biscardi in scoring twice.
Firpo was the winning pitcher and Biscardi had two solid innings on the hill.
Tiger Max Scheiber was 3-for-3 and Will Ackerman and Hawker Hechtl added doubles. Drew Anderson, Nate Fechner, Logan Hirsig and Tony Segal had hits.
Brian Chin pitched well to nab the victory with help from Hechtl and Fechner.
Blue Jays 11, Brewers 6 — Matt Henkel had three base knocks and Tristen Wollrich hit a first-inning homer (to go with a single) as the Jays’ bats were hot.
Others in on the hit parade were Jack Jessen, Luc Marie, Justin Miller, Mason Garcia, Jonah Reddick and Antonio Soto. Reddick tripled and scored three runs.
Brew Crewer Cameron Nelson pitched well and Evan O’Neil, Marcus Donner and Elias Currier helped at the plate.
Rangers 15, Yankees 3 — Jaiden Temple, Joey Traverso (four RBIs), Zack DeWit and Nikhil Chander each collected two hits as the Rangers banged out 12 safeties.
Liam Kennedy and DeWit had two RBIs apiece while Zach Letcher, Tyler Murphy and Ryan Sylvia drove in one run each.
Riley Yamagishi Kobayashi had two slick fielding plays.
(The Yankees did not submit a recap)
Nationals 7, Angels 4 — Jason Inouye went 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run and Andre Shweky knocked in two teammates for the Halos.
Ethan Trinidad (hit and run) and Carson Szeder (hit, run, RBI) contributed.
Shewky, Inouye, Kurt Fischer and Louie DeGroot rolled it up in the field and Trinidad, Bryce Barker and Fischer were solid on the mound.
(The Nationals did not submit a recap)
Diamondbacks 14, Yankees 4 — Tyler Steenberger had a key triple in the Yanks’ four-run second inning.
Colin Walsh left the mound with a 4-1 lead and Cooper Ferguson caught two fly balls.
Teo Honda-Scully added his own web gem.
(The Diamondbacks did not submit a recap)
Rangers 11, Padres 2 — Cole Robben doubled, later swiped home and struck out three straight batters in relief (with two runners on) as the Rangers rolled.
Jaiden Temple, Braeden Ingram, Riley Yamagishi Kobayashi, Zach Letcher, Tyler Murphy and Joey Traverso were all in on the offensive action.
Temple pitched two solid frames.
(The Padres did not submit a recap)