Short-handed Reds win 8-7 AAA thriller

By From page B3 | May 21, 2013

Despite fielding only eight players, the AAA Reds of the Davis Little League managed an 8-7 victory over the Red Sox.

Doubles from Kieffer Jones and James Benson and singles by Alex Peixoto and Zach Anderson were the big hits.

Jones, Josh Davis and Anderson shared the mound chores.

Meanwhile, Grant Chastain and Elliot Greve each doubled and drove in Sox runs.

Ishan Malik and Greve were solid behind the plate and Matt Henkel (triple) and Cavan Shraner (RBI hit) contributed late.

In other AAA games …

Orioles 7, Tigers 4 — Grafton Shorts doubled and singled, Zach DeWit had two hits and an RBI and Bryce Barker, Maya Parker, Ty Soderquist and Zach Walsh each contributed offensively for the O’s.

Winning pitcher Luke Murray went two innings, fanning six.

Xavier Chambers singled and scored three times for the Cats, while Gabe Dirksen doubled, scored and had an RBI. Zane Bertero and Krishan Parbhu each got hits, with Bertero’s safety driving in a run.

Luis Garibay, Tyler Hudson and Teo Honda-Scully played well in the field. Dirksen and Willy Linthicum pitched solidly.

Yankees 12, Rangers 7 — With a triple and a double, Brady Nelson plated five runs as the Yanks scored nine times in the first two innings.

Dante Romero has two hits and an RBI while Joby Antony drove in three. Braeden Schimmel singled twice, Adam Ferguson doubled and Owen Lingbloom and Ben Riley added hits.

Romero, Nelson and Matthew Young pitched well.

Ranger Colby Mayer’s 3-for-3 performance included two RBIs and two runs. Colin Walsh hit a double and scored two runs and David Studer went 1-for-2.

Robert Schacherbauer, Antonio Garbiay, Luc Marie and Colin Walsh turned in field gems and Studer pitched well in relief.

Padres 12, Dodgers 8 — Zach Brooks stroked a single and double as the Pads tallied five times in both the first and fourth innings.

Nolan Bitners added a pair of singles, Ian Biscardi doubled and Zack Purnell and Nick Blakewell had singles.

Sepp Sanchirico, Zach Brooks and Zach Forbes pitched well and Asher Cohn made a nice play in center.

For the Dodgers, Liam Sheehan singled and drove in three and Nick Havelock snagged a sharp liner for an out at second.

Brandon Folb, Clark Chen, Eli Vikstrom and Cooper Welsh were solid on the mound.

Giants 10, Cardinals 7 — Ahser Riesing was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored, while Tanner Snow’s double plated two Giants.

Nico Cooper scored twice and Ansel Tucker singled and came home.

Ben Skinner threw two strong innings and Saul Israel closed things out, preserving the win for Emry Lee.

Cash McCrory and Riesing turned in good fielding plays.

(The Cardinals did not submit a recap)

Yankees 8, Dodgers 7 — Braeden Schimmel had two hits and Adam Ferguson, Joby Antony, Ben Riley, Dante Romero and Brady Nelson (double) all added safeties.

Ferguson, Joshua Young and Schimmel combined on the mound.

(The Dodgers did not submit a recap)

Diamondbacks 10, Rangers 6 — Antonio Martin homered and singled as the D-Backs put 10 runs on the board early.

Nico Dwyer had an RBI double while Conner Dinnell, Tomas Fong and Eric Chung all singled.

Martin also recorded a super fielding play in the outfield to support winning pitcher Cole Knutson.

Colby Mayer (2-for-3) scored two runs, Robert Schacherbauer (2-for-3) drove in two and Joseph Fields singled twice, drove in a run and scored.

David Studer was strong in relief and Luc Marie turned in a couple of web gems.

(The Rangers did not submit a recap)

Orioles 6, Giants 2 — Maya Parker doubled and tripled, Grafton Shorts doubled and singled and Bryan Barker added an RBI single for the winners.

Parker also pitched two innings (fanning three), while Jack Jesson, Zach DeWit, Barker, Luc Murray (twice) and Shorts had terrific fielding moments.

(The Giants did not submit a recap)

Reds 11, Diamondbacks 5 — Conner Malone’s first-inning triple set the tone as the Reds banged out 10 hits.

Zach Anderson came through with a triple and single, Colin Carter’s two doubles drove home a couple of runs and Josh Davis had two RBIs with a double and single. Kieffer Jones also doubled and Lennon Weintraub’s single plated a teammate.

(The Diamondbacks did not submit a recap)

Orioles 9, White Sox 5 — Zach DeWit went 3-for-3 with a triple and three runs as Maya Parker got the save and Bryce Barker earned the win (two innings, no hits, three whiffs).

Grafton Shorts singled twice, Parker had an RBI double and Ty Soderquist, Jaiden Temple, Zach Walsh, Barker and Joey Traverso rapped out key hits.

Traverso threw out a runner trying to steal second.

Demetrius Hyder threw a shutout sixth inning and led the Sox offensively.

Red Sox 11, Tigers 10 — Both teams scored four times in a dramatic final inning, but two hits apiece from Grant Chastain, Elliot Greve, Matt Henkel and Ishan Malik preserved the Sox victory.

With five hurlers — Mason Johnstone, Tristen Wollrich, Adam Lovitt, Greve and Henkel — toiling on the mound, Malik, Greve and Johnstone shared catching duties.

Joe Rigor was terrific in the field.

For the Tigers, Gabe Dirksen led the way with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs. Jason Inouye had a run batted in and scored three times and Luis Garibay singled, scored and drove in another run.

Xavier Chambers turned in a dazzling play and Inouye pitched a 1-2-3 third inning.

Enterprise staff

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