Close, well-played games were the norm as Davis Little League’s Majors Division continued to dazzle the fans in the early season.
Here’s a look back at recent action …
Angels 6, Tigers 6 — Sam DeWit tripled and Casey Freese and Lance Pressl each smacked doubles for the Angels.
Good pitching by Cade Sanders, Will Smith, Freese and Pressl (who pitched a 1-2-3 sixth inning) helped the cause while Smith, Freese and Iain Smith teamed up for a double play.
The Tigers used hits by Jack Carsel, Geo Gil, Adam Dapkewicz, Jack Walsh and Derek Mundy (a double) to come from behind to tie.
Garrett Emmons, Theo Blewett, Shaan Nahal, Walsh, Dapkewicz and Mundy shared pitching duties.
Orioles 3, A’s 1 — Kayden Hoal homered and had an RBI single and Nate Ade added an RBI hit for the winners.
Tyler Herrera was solid at shortstop and third baseman Ade and first baseman Roland Watts were slick in the field. Owen Schwab had an outfield assist, Hank Schaaf was terrific behind the plate and Kyle Kordana made the game-ending catch at second.
Gabe Murray had two hits and Ryan Berry walked and scored the A’s run. Josh Catacutan, Ethan Ramos and Patrick Stoddard also had hits.
Charlie Easton fanned four in two scoreless innings on the mound.
Tigers 10, Marlin 0 — Garrett Emmons and Theo Blewett were stunning on the mound as both were aided by great fielding from Mark Studer, Ryan Cuvelier, Jack Walsh and Adam Dapkewicz.
Shaan Nahal and Mark Fields were lightning on the base paths and catcher Derek Mundy was solid.
Gabe Longshore’s first-inning double started the scoring and Gabriel Gil and Jack Carsel drove in early runs. Emmons, Longshore, Fields, Nahal and Dapkewicz added base knocks later in the game.
(No report from the Marlins)
Angels 9, Red Sox 4 – Sam Seiller homered in the first inning and Will Smith was 3-for-3 in the win.
Casey Freese, Mark Scheiber and Nate Barclift added key hits.
Nate Coleman, Cade Sanders, Smith, Freese and Lance Pressl combined to pitch well as fielding was another solid area for the Angels — thanks to terrific plays by Coleman, Iain Smith, Sam DeWit and Pressl.
Timmy Chin and Mason Barrette doubled and Mikey Finerty, Payne Barksdale and Nate Stoltz had key singles for the Sox.
Collin Yee struck out four in the two innings he pitched and Finerty added two strong frames. Kooper Kijanka, Chin, Malcolm Burns and Barrette had outstanding field plays as Bruns and Evan Belk swiped bases for the Red Sox.
Nationals 6, Cardinals 2 — Noah Faber, Caden Difuntorum, Zach Bergevin and Lev Farris Goldenberg combined to strike out 13 Cards.
Difuntorum’s double was supported at the plate by hits from Farris Goldenberg, Bergevin, L.J. Schwartz and Faber.
Jeffrey Basso and Adam Hasson were quick as base runners and Faber shined in the field.
(The Cardinals did not submit a recap).
A’s 12, Cardinals 4 — A four-run first inning with seven more tallies in the fourth sealed the deal for the A’s.
Gabe Murray had two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs, while Jordan Painter walked three times and scored.
Nick Archer and Charlie Easton contributed key hits.
Billy Easton pitched two shutout innings (with two strikeouts) and Ethan Ramos closed the game with four whiffs in the final two frames.
(There was no Cardinal report)
Giants 5, Red Sox 3 — After the Giants were led by hitters Austin Moore, Giacomo Sorrentino and Jack Johnson, Adrian Sanchez closed out the win with strong pitching.
Meanwhile, Sox batters Payne Barksdale and Jack Chavira doubled and Collin Yee, Mason Barrette and Matoshi Bulkeley each had hits and Mikey Finerty drove in two runs.
Bulkeley, Chavira, Owen Millnard and Evan Belk pitched well.
Finerty, Nate Stoltz and Yee turned in web gems.
Brewers 7, Nationals 2 — Lev Farris Goldenberg and Jacob Schneider singled for the Nats and five different pitchers — Schneider, L.J. Schwartz, Noah Faber, Zach Bergevin and Farris Goldenberg — struck out 13 Brewers in the loss.
Faber-to-Bergevin resulted in a runner caught stealing.
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