Davis Little League AAA action sees close games, some slugfests

By From page B3 | March 18, 2014

With Davis Little League AAA-division competition in full swing, there was a terrific 8-8 tie between the Marlins and Cubs, a Blue Jays’ 7-6 decision over the Nationals — and a handful of slugfests.

Here’s a look back at recent action …

Marlins 8, Cubs 8 — Scott Inouye reached base four times for the Cubs — including tying the game with a two-out, last-inning double. He added two walks and a single.

For the Marlins, William Dunne scored twice and Trajan Clark drove in Carlos Campos with a hit.

Eli Grote pitched a scoreless fifth inning, Zach Forbes and Tanner Snow each struck out three and Ansel Tucker hurled two solid innings.

Blue Jays 7, Nationals 6 — The Birds’ Luc Marie singled twice and stole two bases while hurling 2 1/3 innings of two-hit ball and striking out the final hitter with runners on second and third.

Ryan Jamarillo contributed a double and a steal for the winners.

Nats Trevor Button and Keane Deas each tapped out two singles as their team led 4-0 before the Jays rallied for five runs in the third.

Giants 16, Astros 5 — Alex Peixoto’s three-run double in a five-run first set the tone for the Giants.

Meanwhile, teammate Chris Sacramento threw two scoreless innings and Miles Beaulieu smacked an RBI double.

(The Astros did not submit a recap)

Yankees 14, Tigers 7 — A bases-loaded fielding gem by second baseman Hawker Hechtl helped keep the Yanks comfortably in front, while Max Scheiber’s relief pitching put out the Tiger fire.

(The Tigers did not submit a recap)

Rangers 8, Cubs 2 — Eli Vickstrom walked, singled and scored while Jason Firpo doubled to the fence and came home in the Cubs’ fifth-inning rally.

Rhys Navarro hurled two scoreless innings and struck out five Rangers. Josh Micke also had a scoreless mound outing, fanning four.

(The Rangers did not submit a recap)

Angels 12, Astros 1 — Jason Inouye scored twice, had two RBIs and went 2-for-2 as the Halos broke it open early.

Bryce Barker drove in three runs and scored two of his own, while Ethan Trinidad scored two and drove one in.

Brandon Rogers and Josiah Roa made good defensive plays and Barker pitched two scoreless innings with five strikeouts. Inouye struck out five and Trinidad fanned the side to close out the game.

(The Astros did not submit a recap)

Marlins 12, Padres 3 — Tanner Snow blasted a three-run triple for the winners and Sean Layman added a two-run single as the Marlins twice scored five runs in an inning.

Asher Reising closed things out by fanning three in the sixth. Marlin pitchers allowed two hits and struck out 12.

(The Padres did not submit a recap)

Giants 7, Padres 5 — Asher Cohn pitched well and had an RBI single for the Giants.

(The Padres did not submit a recap)

Brewers 15, Tigers 4 — Brian Chin laced two singles as Drew Anderson and Logan Hirsig each rapped out key hits for the Tigers.

Anderson had a three-up, three-down inning on the mound and Nate Fechner was terrific at first base.

(The Brewers did not submit a recap)

Diamondbacks 13, Angels 9 — Despite good defense by Ben Kunimoto and Brandon Rogers,  the D-Backs got past the Angels.

Ethan Trinidad went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in, Carson Szeder added a double, a run and an RBI while Kurt Fischer, singled drove home a run and scored two of his own. Andre Shweky singled and scored twice.

(The Diamondbacks did not submit a recap)

Notes: Recap sheets from each AAA game should be turned into the Little League Complex office. DLL official Leslie Honeychurch retrieves the summaries and submits them to The Enterprise. If you don’t see your favorite team’s recap published, talk to that team’s scorekeeper or coach. The Davis Little League Page runs each Tuesday.

Enterprise staff

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