Ethan Ramos threw a two-hit, 12-strikeout complete game as the A’s stopped the Twins, 5-0, in recent Davis Little League Majors-division competition.
Ramos added a home run and single at the plate, Jordan Painter singled and homered for the A’s and Joby Antony (double) and Carson Bain (single) also drove in runs.
Brennan Peiffer and Josh Catacutan added hits.
Payne Barksdale collected both Twins’ hits and relief pitcher Maya Parker held the A’s in check.
In other Majors play …
Blue Jays 9, Giants 4 — Mark Scheiber’s fifth-inning grand slam broke open a close game. He then combined with David Studer to turn in a game-ending double play.
Giant hitters Luke Dugger, Jake Schneider, Conner Hedin and Robbie Silver all had RBIs. Silver went 2-for-3 as Jaret Navarro, Emry Lee, Scheider and Dugger scored. Nico Dwyer added a hit.
Mets 12, Braves 5 — Cole Bertrand was 3-for-4, including a pair of two-baggers and three RBIs, as the Mets jumped on top 10-0 after four innings.
Nicolas Cooper (2-for-4) doubled and drove home three while winning hurler Adam Hasson and Liam Sheehan pitched well.
Kiefer Jones drove in two runs for the winners.
The Braves — thanks to doubles by Luke Carrell and Will Fehrenbacher — scored five runs in the fifth. Connor Malone and Cameron DeMasi were strong on the mound.
Red Sox 19, A’s 6 — Jack Walsh blasted home runs No. 6 and 7, doubled and drove in seven runs as the Sox scored at least three runs in every inning.
Mike Finerty hit his first dinger — a mercy-rule invoking grand slam — while Owen Millward (3-for-4) drove home two and scored three times.
Gabriel Lee scored after going 2-for-3.
Lee also fanned two and allowed no runs during his pitching stint.
(The A’s did not submit a recap)
Mets 9, Dodgers 3 — Nate Thompson’s home run, a double and single by Saul Israel and two singles from Keifer Jones fueled the winners’ eight-hit attack.
Mark Datanagan got the win while Jones and Thompson also were lights-out on the mound. Brandon Folb’s two walks set up rallies.
Dodger thunder came from Nolan Bitners, who homered and doubled. Zane Schouten had the team’s other hits and Chris D’Angelo started a tag-‘em-out, throw-‘em-out double play.
Twins 9, Blue Jays 1 — David Studer and Cade Sanders paced the Twins at the plate.
A twin-killing was turned in by Grafton Shorts, while George Simmons and Mark Scheiber pitched well.
(The Blue Jays did not submit a recap)
Yankees 19, Red Sox 8 — Adam Dapkewicz threw four sparkling innings — striking out nine.
Ryan Jaramillo drove home three Yankee runs, Demetrius Hyder and Ishan Malik drove in two each and Joshua Yoon and Elliot Greve contributed at the plate.
(The Red Sox did not submit a recap)
Braves 7, Giants 1 — Cameron DeMasi, Kel Williams and Joey Asta were sterling on the mound as the Braves used two doubles from Asta, a Cody Taylor triple and a DeMasi two-bagger to keep the pressure on.
Kenny Coleman, Ben Busano, Taylor and Asta had web gems.
(The Giants did not submit a recap)
A’s 10, Twins 8 — Tied at 8-8 after four frames, the winners scratched out two, fifth-inning runs for the win.
Josh Catacutan and Ethan Ramos led the A’s with two hits apiece. Catacutan’s outing included a home run and two RBIs, while Ramos went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in.
Hits by Aramis Westfall and Jordan Painter drove in runs, Ty Soderquist had two hits and Brennan Peiffer added a safety.
Ramos, Colby Mayer, Soderquist and Brennan pitched well and catcher Mason Johnstone and Painter combined to nail a base runner.
Ramos and Joby Antony teamed up for a web gem.
(The Twins did not submit a recap)
Braves 9, Red Sox 7 — Despite solid play at third base by Danny Davidson and a two-hit outing by Mike Finerty, the Sox couldn’t overcome a six-run Braves’ first inning.
Finerty scored twice as Joseph Fields singled, drove in a run and scored. Owen Millward doubled and eventually came home.
(The Braves did not submit a recap)
Reds 8, Giants 3 — Antonio Martin, Emma Dean and Nick Paciulla all scored — with Paciulla adding a run batted in — but it wasn’t enough for the Giants.
Martin, Emry Lee, Dean, Paciulla, Colin Carter and Conor Hedin had the Giants’ hits.
(The Reds did not submit a recap)
Red Sox 9, Twins 7 — A homer, single, walk and three runs batted in were inserted into Jack Walsh’s 2014 resume as the Sox exploded for seven runs in the last inning.
Danny Davidson walked twice and singled and Gabe Dirksen was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Pitcher Gabe Lee had a 1-2-3 third and Owen Millward’s solid fifth inning gave him the mound victory.
(The Twins did not submit a recap)