Colts score 8 to complete comeback in Cartersville Little League play
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The Cartersville Little League game between the Colts and Padres might have lasted just 4 1/2 innings due to the curfew, but it only took one-half of an inning for the Colts to erase a six-run deficit.

Trailing 7-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth, the Colts scored eight runs to take the lead and then hang on for a 9-7 win.

Prior to the Colts mounting their comeback, Padres pitcher Blake Stover had allowed just one run on one hit while striking out six. Although the Padres pushed across seven runs, the Colts’ Alan Thacker, Kaison Williams and LaDarius Winburn combined to allow just two hits while striking out 14.

Williams, Winburn and Jonah Gambil each had one hit and scored a run. Alex Freeman had a sacrifice fly and an RBI. Caz Smith, Kaleb Chatmon, Logan Cagle and Trevor Montgomery all walked and scored a run. Thacker walked once and scored twice. He also pitched two innings, threw 40 pitches and struck out five. Williams threw 53 pitches and struck out five in 1-1/3 innings of work. Winburn pitched 1 2/3 innings, threw 22 pitches and striking out four.

For the Padres, Jaylen Knowles and Stover had one hit, one walk and one RBI. Knowles also scored a run, as did Seth Porter, Trevor Pfiester, Hayes Miller and Kurtis Feanny. Dadrian Dennis walked and scored twice. Malik Watts drew a walk. Along with Stover, other Padres pitchers to see action were Knowles, who threw 21 pitches; Porter, 16 pitches in one-third of an inning; and Brant Smith, who struck out two and threw 14 pitches in two-thirds of an inning.

Indians 9, Dodgers 5

No curfew would stop this slugfest that the Indians and Dodgers generated in their Little League confrontation. The two teams combined for 24 hits and 14 runs in the Indians’ victory.

For the Indians, their 12 hits were divided up between eight players. Brandon Walker had three hits and scored a run, while Chris Davis and Dalton Henson had two hits apiece. Noah Davis, Nick Bailey, Peyton Willoughby, Ian Inaba and Seth McFarland each had one hit.

To go along with his two hits, Davis walked and scored two runs, and Henson scored a run and drove in two. Davis, Bailey and Willoughby all picked up an RBI with their lone hit. Bailey’s hit was a double, and he was hit by a pitch and scored a run. Inaba had two walks to go along with his hit. Carter Owen walked once, but scored two runs. Brady Burson drew a walk.

Using only two pitchers, Davis went three winnings, threw 48 pitches and struck out four. Inaba wound up throwing 71 pitches and striking out six in his three innings on the mound.

The duo had a hard time keeping the Dodgers’ Tyler Dilcher and Jesse Irwin off the basepaths.

Dilcher had four hits, scored a run and drove in three, while Irwin had three hits, including a double, and an RBI. Also driving in a run was Cole Crump, who had a hit and a run scored.

Jaden Avalos had one hit, was hit by a pitch, and scored one run. Tyler Dover doubled, Kaleb Chance scored a run, and teammates Kolbe Benham and Logan Gates both walked.

Trying to halt the Indians’ hitting attack were Dilcher, who threw 38 pitches and struck out two in two innings; Crawford Taylor, who struck out two while throwing 49 pitches in 1 1/3 innings; Irwin, who threw 22 pitches in 1 1/3 innings; Dover, who went one-third of an inning, throwing 20 pitches and striking out one; and Gates, who threw 11 pitches and striking out one in one inning.

Braves 6, Phillies 3

Powered by the hitting of Preston Welchel and led by a trio of pitchers, the Braves were able to double up on the Phillies, 6-3.

Welchel would punish the Phillies pitching staff for two doubles, a triple, an RBI and a run scored, while pitchers Donovan Harrison, Hayes Miller and Kolby Adams struck out 10. Joining in on the hitting attack were Byers Murray and Austin Baker. Both had a hit and an RBI. Adams, Edwards and EoinNeal had a hit and scored a run. Harrison and Murray also scored runs for the victorious Braves.

As a member of the Braves pitching staff, Harrison threw 34 pitches, striking out four in 1 2/3 innings. Miller stuck out two on 35 pitches in 2 1/3 innings; Adams had four strikeouts on 32 pitches in two innings.

For the Phillies, Reece Thompson threw 50 pitches and struck out four in 1 2/3 innings, and Blane Belisario’s pitch count totaled 49 as he struck out six in 3 1/3 innings of work. Their hitting attack was led by Jordon Wells, who had a double, triple, walked once and scored twice. Gavin Geros had a hit and an RBI. William Bradley also had a hit. Luke Schiltz walked twice; Thompson also walked, but managed to score one of the Phillies’ runs.

Tigers 11, Crackers 5

The Tigers received plenty of production from three of its top hitters in their win over the Crackers.

Brady Evans, Greg Morris and Brady Craig had two hits each. Evans had two doubles, two walks, scored three runs and drove in a run. Morris’ two hits resulted in one RBI and one run scored. Craig walked and scored a run to go along with his two hits.

Koby Jordan had a hit, a walk and an RBI. Garrett Helton’s lone hit was a double, as he walked twice and had two RBIs. Brent Moore had a hit and scored a run. Micah Tart walked and scored twice. Bryson Sakacsi walked.

Jake Cooper Gooch, who threw 64 pitches and struck out eight in three innings, walked twice and scored twice. Morris pitched two innings, as he struck out four on 36 pitches.

Gooch and Morris combined to pitch a one-hitter, while striking out 12.

For the Crackers, getting that lone hit was T.J. Jackson. Jackson, Aiden Shea and Ben Ammons each scored a run. Titus Jones scored twice. Will Noble walked twice.

Noble also pitched 1 1/3 innings, throwing 51 pitches and striking out four. Chase Horn threw 50 pitches and struck out five in his two innings of work. Jones went two-thirds of an inning, striking out two and throwing 27 pitches. Jordyn Mitchell pitched one inning, threw 26 pitches and struck out two.

The game was called after five innings due to the time limit.