Thursday, December 18, 2014

Little League roundup: Karagosian’s double wins it for Dodgers


It was a close play, but Blue Jay Justin Miller slides safely under the tag of Eli Grote on Saturday. The Marlins, however, prevailed, 12-7, in a Davis Little League AAA contest. Courtesy photo

From page B8 | April 22, 2014 |

Charles Karagosian spanked a sixth-inning double to bring home the winning run as the Dodgers got past the Athletics, 9-8, in Davis Little League majors-division action on Saturday.

Karagosian finished the day with two doubles, scored twice and drove in three runs.

Sean O’Hara supplemented the offense with a solo dinger and Chris D’Angelo added a couple of singles.

O’Hara also fanned six batted in his two innings of mound work. Zane Schouten struck out the side in the fourth and Zack Purnell made two slick second-inning plays afield.

The A’s had jumped on top with five first-inning runs, but a seven-run fourth brought the Dodgers back from a 7-1 deficit.

Ethan Ramos blasted a two-run homer and tapped a single for the Athletics and Mason Johnstone knocked in two more with a double. Josh Catacutan added an RBI two-bagger, Brennan Peiffer doubled and Jordan Painter, Owen Lingbloom, Carson Bain and Colby Mayer contributed key hits for the A’s.

That was just one of several exciting majors and AAA games over the past week.


Twins 9, Mets 5 — Jason Henkel went 3-for-3 and Maya Parker threw well to lead the Twins, who capitalized on a seven-run fourth inning.

Payne Barksdale and Parker stroked key hits.

Meanwhile, Cole Bertrand and Saul Israel smashed round-trippers for the Mets — Bertrand adding a double and scoring three times — as each team banged out eight hits.

Brandon Folb, Ian Hawes and Liam Sheehan had other Mets’ safeties.

Nate Thompson pitched strongly.

A’s 8, Red Sox 7 — Ethan Ramos was at it again, going 2-for-3 with another home run, then stealing home in the fifth inning for the what would be the game-winner.

After the Sox scored five in the top of that fifth, hits by Joby Antony and Josh Catacutan were key to the A’s three-run answer in the bottom of the frame.

Catacutan was 3-for-3 (two doubles), Ty Soderquist had a pair of two-base hits and an RBI, Antony singled twice and Mason Johnstone doubled.

Ramos, Colby Mayer. Brennan Peiffer and Soderquist pitched strongly.

Yankees 12, Dodgers 5 — Demetrius Hyder was a one-kid wrecking crew for the winners.

Hyder hit a solo homer, a three-run circuit clout and then singled off the fence as his Yanks scored in every inning.

Adam Dapkewicz singled twice.

Garrett Emmons struck out the first six batters of the game as the Yankees built a 6-0 lead after two.

The winning staff whiffed 15 in six innings.

Giants 12, Mets 8 — In a game that featured a combined 24 hits, Saul Israel, Nate Thompson and Mark Datanagan each had two as Israel drove home three runs, Thompson two for the Mets.

Nico Cooper, Ian Hawes and Liam Sheehan each knocked in a run.

Adam Hasson had two good innings on the hill and Israel turned in back-to-back fielding outs.


Marlins 12, Blue Jays 7 — The winners got at least one run in every at-bat in a Saturday slugfest.

Ray Oldham paced the Marlins, going 3-for-3, while Asher Reising’s bases-loaded triple highlighted a five-run, second-inning outburst. Reising would score on Tanner Snow’s base knock.

Sean Layman and Vance Tangren both scored and Trajan Clark opened the fourth with a smash to right-center.

Hurlers Snow, Reising, Zach Forbes and Eli Grote combined to struck out 15 and walk only two.

Nationals 6, Brewers 4 — Tate Cutler had two Brewer hits and Lennon Weintraub, Evan O’Neil and Kyle Chen added safeties, keeping the game close.

Cameron Nelson and Cutler were solid as pitchers. Clark Chen had a couple of web gems at first base.

Tigers 13, Padres 7 — An unusual double play involving Nate Fechner, Brian Chin, Aiden Cohen and Drew Anderson highlighted the second inning as the Tigers scored 10 times in the final two frames.

Speedy Tony Segal registered an inside-the-park home run, regaining the lead for the Tigers in the fifth.

Giants 6, Cubs 5 — Josh Stewart and James Davis delivered RBI hits in a five-run first as the Giants hung on for the win.

Zane Pinkus and Miles Beaulieu each swiped home as well as teaming up with Asher Cohn for a 2-5-6-5 rundown out.

The Cubs — with Jason Firpo going 2-for-2 with a pair of runs scored — put up three late runs to make things exciting.

Alex Arias singled and came home, Aoi Kito scored after a walk and John Holt drew two free passes.

Pitchers Rhys Navarro and Josh Micke whiffed the side in the third and fifth innings, while Mitchell Biscardi struck out two in the second frame.

Diamondbacks 13, Cubs 5 — In solid pitching performances, Jason Firpo and Josh Micke also turned in good fielding plays on the mound for the Cubs.

Firpo tripled and singled, scoring and driving in runs. Rhys Navarro, Eli Vickstrom, Micke and Angelo Sandoval all had hits while Mitchell Biscardi and Navarro came home.

Astros 11, Rangers 6 — It was a big day for Chase Johnson as he went 3-for-3 with four runs batted in.

Willie Linthicum stole four bases and Collin Carpenter was a tough out, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Keaton Carpenter struck out five batters in two innings pitcher and Ian Lovitt performed well at second for the winners.

Angels 12, Marlins 8 — Ethan Trinidad was a two-way standout for the Angels, finishing 2-for-2 with a three-run triple as part of his four-RBI day, and combined with fellow catcher Jason Inouye to pick off three runners and nearly cut down two others.

Other hitting stars for the winners, who scored five runs in each of the first two innings, were Carson Szeder (2-for-2, RBI, run), Ben Kunimoto (1-for-2, RBI, run) and Kurt Fischer and Bryce Barker, who both scored twice.

Barker also excelled as a pitcher, fanning four in two scoreless innings, while Trinidad struck out three in his frame on the mound.

Angel coaches indicated that key contributions came from Louie DeGroot, Isaiah Roa and James King.

For the Marlins, Carlos Campos had two hits — one a two-out, two-run single — and Ansel Tucker scored three times.

Sean Layman worked three walks and Asher Reising and Eli Grote performed well on the mound (two K’s apiece).

Yankees 13, Angels 12 — The Yankees won this back-and-forth affair with two runs in the top of the fourth and final inning.

For the Angels, Kurt Fisher paced the offense by going 2-for-2 with two runs and two more knocked in, while Brandon Rogers added two runs and two RBIs.

Louie DeGroot was 1-for-2 with a two batted in while Carson Szeder had an unassisted double play to go with his hit and run scored.

The fourth inning featured several strong Angel defensive plays with James King, DeGroot, Andre Shweky, Rogers and Josiah Roa all getting in on the fun.

Padres 10, Giants 8 — Asher Cohn had a two-run single in a four-run second for the Giants, while Sean Gallagher added to the offense, James Davis pitched well and John Schacherbauer was terrific on defense.

Tigers 16, Astros 5 — Winning pitcher Drew Anderson also paced the Cats at the plate with a 3-for-3 outing.

Hawker Hechtl contributed a triple, Will Ackerman doubled and Max Scheiber smacked an RBI two-bagger.

The Tigers were a wall on defense with Nate Fechner, Scheiber and Hechtl all turning in web gems.

Note: The Davis Little League Page appears every Tuesday throughout the local baseball season in The Enterprise. If you don’t see a write-up about your favorite team, talk to that squad’s coach or scorekeeper regarding placing recaps in the DLL office after each game. Thanks to Leslie Honeychurch for coordinating collection and submission of game summaries.



Enterprise staff

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