Little League playoff roundup: Majors and AAA playoffs feature exciting games

By From page B2 | June 03, 2014

Last week featured lots of exciting Davis Little League playoff action as the Majors and AAA tournaments advanced toward the city championship games.

Here’s a look at what transpired in the Majors division …

Braves 12, Dodgers 4 — Cody Taylor smacked a home run, driving in three, as the winners unleashed a 12-hit attack.

Luke Carrell doubled, singled, scored twice and had an RBI while Joey Asta went 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

Cameron DeMasi, Will Fehrenbacher, Ben Busano, Tomas Fong, Kyle Tanner and Jeremiah Jones all added to the assault.

Carrell, allowing no runs in four innings of work, was brilliant in relief of starter Kel Williams.

Yankees 9, Red Sox 6 — Garrett Emmons’ fifth-inning grand slam proved to be the difference.

Demetrius Hyder singled and swiped home and Xavier Chambers singled and scored for the Yanks.

Krishan Parbhu — taking over in the Red Sox four-run first — finished the game in holding the visitors to two runs over 5 1/3 innings.
Adam Dapkewicz contributed a solid fielding play.

A’s 4, Yankees 1 — Ethan Ramos doubled home a run and threw all but the game’s final two pitches to lead the A’s.

Brennan Peiffer closed things out after Joby Antony’s RBI hit and safeties from Owen Lingbloom and Josh Catacutan added to the margin of victory. Jordan Painter stole home and Ramos and Catacutan combined on a double play.

Malcolm Burns’ single got the Yankees’ run home. Adam Dapkewicz and Elliot Greve had the other Yankee hits.

Dapkewicz fanned five and Ishan Malik turned in a web gem.

Braves 12, Mets 9 — Ben Busano’s walk-off grand slam homer did the trick in this see-saw contest.

Kevin Coleman’s circuit clout jump-started the Braves offense early, but the Mets went ahead 9-8 with a five-run fifth.

Conner Malone and Joey Asta had key doubles as Asta, Kel Williams and Luke Carrell shared pitching duties.

Mark Datanagan homered for the Mets with Saul Israel going 2-for-2. Damon Bains walked three times, Nate Thompson doubled and Cole Bertrand singled and stole a base.

Ian Hawes had a slick fielding play.

Reds 15, Dodgers 4 — Sean O’Hara went 2-for-3 with a double and Sam Karagosian collected two singles for the Dodgers.

Nolan Bitners doubled and Roland Watts and Griffin Szymoniak added important hits.

O’Hara fanned four in his mound stint while Bitners, Szymoniak, Zane Schouten, Chris D’Angelo and Caleb Sweet all were solid afield.

In AAA playoff competition …

Nationals 10, Marlins 0 — Zach Forbes cracked two hits and pitched two strong innings — supported by nice fielding from Tanner Snow and Ray Oldham.

Rangers 11, Blue Jays 1 — Zach Letcher paced the offense as the winners exploded for five, first-inning runs.

Cole Robben and Zach DeWit added in web gems.

Marlins 7, Padres 4 — Asher Reising went 3-for-3 with an inside-the-park home run as the Marlins scored in each of the first five innings.

Sean Layman doubled and came home on Tanner Snow’s sacrifice.

Ray Oldham had six putouts for the winners and Zach Forbes pitched well. Vance Tangren and Reising were terrific behind the plate.

Marlins 4, Brewers 3 — Zach Forbes’ hit put the Marlins up 4-2 in the final inning, then the winners limited the Brew Crew rally in the bottom of the frame for a dramatic decision.

Asher Reising reached safely all three times up (scoring twice) and Trajan Clark added a run.

Snow pitched 4 2/3 impactful innings while fanning eight. Eli Grote picked up the save, supported by Sean Layman’s nice catch.

For the Brewers, Clark Chen doubled and singled, Grant Wallace singled, Cameron Nelson hit safely and swiped a base and Evan O’Neil singled.

Chen also struck out seven in three innings on the mound — with Nelson and Tate Cutler strong in relief roles.

Nelson and Chen had web gems.

Brewers 10, Giants 4 — A grand slam by Grant Wallace turned the tide for the Brew Crew. Wallace added a triple in driving home six runs.

Eli Yasui had two hits, Lennon Weintraub doubled while Cyrus Larson, Clark Chen and Elias Currier all singled. Chen’s hit drove in a run. He also swiped three bases.

Cameron Nelson picked up the win with help from Tate Cutler and Chen. Weintraub, Chen and Yasui were strong afield.

Giant James Davis drove home three runs with a double, James Benson tripled, Miles Beaulieu stole home and John Schacherbauer contributed a timely single.

Diamondbacks 7, Nationals 4 — Liam Gatwood and Walsh Klineberg hit home runs and Klinebeg, Matt Lloyd, Dillon Rockwell and Cole Knutson added doubles for the winners. A Rockwell single drove home Knutson.

Gatewood and Lloyd pitched well and Rockwell, Ian Villa and Klineberg played good defense.

Angels 9, Blue Jays 4 — Carson Szeder went 3-for-3 with a triple and four RBIs to lead the Halos. He also scored twice.

Jason Inouye added three runs on three hits, Louie DeGroot went 2-for-3, Ethan Trinidad doubled, drove in a run and scored twice and Bryce Barker had a single and two runs scored.

Trinidad, Szeder and Andre Shweky dazzled in the field while Inouye, Trinidad, Barker, Kurt Fischer and Szeder shared the mound duties.

Note: That’s a wrap for the Davis Little League Page. Follow the City Championships and District 64 postseason in your Davis Enterprise Sports section. Thanks again to Leslie Honeychurch for coordinating game summaries this spring.

Enterprise staff

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