Jonah Watts and Ben Easton hit home runs as the majors-division Orioles topped the Red Sox, 7-4, Sunday in a thrilling Davis Little League outing.
All the scoring happened in the first three innings as Christian Lien pitched the final three frames, allowing but one hit and striking out seven for the winners.
Chris Roque doubled for the O’s and Matt Vinh, Lien and Tyler and Derek Mundy all had hits.
For the Sox, Cooper Shorts doubled and Scott Korinke and Jack Painter added key hits. Both Shorts and Thomas Brooks pitched well in defeat.
In other majors action …
Brewers 7, Giants 4 — Eaton Tuttle went 4-for-4 with a home run and Alex Hill hit a two-run homer and singled twice to help pace their team past the Giants.
Dan Shuman pitched strongly, with Paul Buhlman picking up the save.
Buhlman added a double and two singles, Neil Welch had a couple of hits and Tyler Babcock doubled and singled while Luke Maffly singled.
Alex Levine singled and drove in two for the Giants. Ben Bergevin added a double and Matt Hill and Cole Adams each singled.
Brody Newman, Bergevin, Adams and Sam Goidell pitched well and Gavin Shouten, Ryan Crowell and Jake Newman were strong afield.
Cubs 12, Pirates 5 — Jacob Avila’s two-run round-tripper set the tone as the Cubs cruised. Avila finished 3-for-3.
John Lagattuta was 4-for-4. Liam Schroth was 3-for-3, scoring twice, and Jackson Lutzker had two RBI.
Pitcher Tyler Gibson struck out seven to get the win.
Ian McIssac and Griffin Duisenberg each doubled, Cadel Neel had a Pirates’ hit and Ron Sedillo, Owen Troy, Steven Holm and Neel were dandy on defense.
RBIs came from Holm, McIssac and Duisenberg, who had two.
Giants 14, Brewers 3 — Twin brothers Alex (Brewers) and Matt Hill (Giants) were starting pitchers in a game that was keyed by Peter Frame’s three-hit performance and two hits each from Ben Bergevin, Jake Newman and Sam Goidell. Frame also drove in three.
Gavin Schouten, Jack Henry Grote, Cole Adams and Alex Levine all had RBI hits for the Giants. Closing pitcher Frame got the save for winner Matt Hill. Aedan Enriquez made a terrific play at third base.
Tyler Brown had two hits and important Brewer safeties came from Neil Welch, Luke Maffly, Dan Shuman, Paul Buhlman, Alex Hill, Bo Van Court and Jackson Masiel.
Pirates 12, Orioles 6 — Owen Troy’s two hits sparked two Bucs’ rallies and Nathan Ko, Tanner Olney, Caden Neel, Steve Holm, Zach Thornburg, Griffin Duisenberg and Ian McIssac all singled in the win.
Jack Riley threw three shutout innings for the Pirates.
Jonnie Padilla, Chris Roque, Jonah Watts, Matt Vinhm, Davis Eisenmen and Tyler Mundy had Oriole hits.
Phillies 12, Padres 1 — Trevor Hewitt launched a grand slam home run in the first inning and Jacob Sherwood and Josh Inouye pitch well for the winners, who led 11-1 after two frames.
For the Pads, Tyler Mortensen had a double and scored and Shinye Ho and Ryan Bell singled.
Kevin Blanc and Mortensen pitched well and the Padres got good fielding from Ho, Blanc and Zach Carrell.
Red Sox 8, Cubs 4 — Cooper Shorts went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and Ryan Holgate reached base three times in the win.
Jonah Henrickson relieved in the first inning and pitched to the end, striking out nine and allowing only three hits.
Andrew Vallero, Scott Korinke, Thomas Brooks, Jack Painter, Holgate and Mason Shorts were praised by their coach for “terrific fielding.”
John Lagattuta homered for the Cubs and Max Melendrez doubled. Jacob Avila whiffed seven while pitching and Melendrez, Sebastian Anaya, Lagattuta and Tyler Gibson played good defense.
Orioles 6, White Sox 5 (8 innings) — Matt Vinh doubled, then stole third and home to win the game for the Orioles in the eighth inning.
Ben Easton and Jonah Watts each homered and Davis Eisenman – on his birthday – had two hits. Watts’ double tied the game in the bottom of the sixth and Tyler Mundy and Christian Lien contributed timely fielding plays.
Sox player Jack Hoal tripled and singled and Sebastian Gonzales and Austing Griffiths each had two hits. Josh Milenbach singled, too.
Red Sox 13, Phillies 3 — Julia Curtis hit a lead-off homer and Cooper Shorts and Jonah Henrickson went 3-for-3 in the win.
Mason Shorts added two hits as Ryan Holgate, Thomas Brooks, Andrew Vallero and Eduardo Trujillo all singled.
Vallero, Holgate, Mason Shorts and Max Banuelos were strong in the field.
Josh Inouye hit two doubles and Max Thompson and Trevor Hewitt added one each for the Phils. Zach Bergevin, Trevor Hewiit, Thompson, Cooper Cosley and Yiorgos Calloway joined Giancarlo Gilbert-Igelsrud in playing well afield.
Padres 6, White Sox 1 — Ryan Bell pitched a complete game and struck out 15 batters while allowing only two hits and a walk. Bell also had two doubles and two RBI.
Tyler Mortensen was 2-for-2 with two doubles and an RBI and Kevin Blanc went 2-for-2 with a run batted in.
Sebastian Gonzales and Jake Griffiths collected the only Sox hits and Evan Moddelmog threw three strong innings.
Orioles 15, Philles 8 — Matt Vinh had a perfect bunt that — after some fast and loose fielding — turned in a “home run.” He added two other singles.
Chris Roque had two doubles, Ben Easton smacked three hits, Derek Mundy doubled and singled and Christian Lien had two singles. Jonah Watts doubled and Davis Eisenman singled.
Roque and Easton turned two double plays.
The Phillies’ Trevor Hewitt doubled twice, Josh Inouye doubled and singled and Cooper Hosley added two hits. Max Thompson added a double and there were singles from Chase Jones and Jake Goidell.
Yiorgos Callaway and Robbie Hughes made nice outfield grabs.
Pirates 12, Phillies 5 — Griffin Duisenberg blasted a three-run homer to start the game and Jack Riley was 4-for-4 for the winners.
Caden Neel was 3-for-4 with a double, Tanner Olney added two hits and Steven Holm singled.
Owen Troy threw two shutout innings and Ian McIssac, Holm, Ron Sedillo, Duisenberg and Matteo Sorrentino were nifty in the field.
Cooper Hosley (triple and single), Josh Inouye (triple) and Zach Bergevin (singles) had hits for the Phils.
Jake Goidell, Max Thompson, Robbie Hughes and Bergevin played well on defense.
Twins 4, Angels 3 — Key Angel hits came from Joseph Morrison and Tyler Walker with Zachy Baca, Reed Hessl and Tony Munoz sparkling in the field.
Hessl was strong on the mound and Morrison, Dylan Schmdit, Munoz, Trevor Van de Water and Westley Romer all played well.
(The Twins did not submit a recap)