Wild pitch helps Colts nip Indians in Little League play
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Kaison Williams broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning with a triple and then scored on a wild pitch as the Colts nipped the Indians, 4-3, in an extra-inning thriller played on opening day in the Cartersville Little League on March 16.

For the Colts, Alan Thacker, LaDarius Williams and Kaison Williams combined for 17 strikeouts. For the Indians, Ian Inaba, Chris Davis, Noah Davis and Carter Owen combined for 13 strikeouts.

Making offensive contributions to the Colts were Jonah Gambill, two hits with a double and a base on balls; Caz Smith, two hits with a double, a base on balls and a run; Karson Williams, one hit including a triple, a base on balls and two runs; Alan Thacker, one hit, hit by pitch; Ethan Wolfe, three bases on balls; LaDarius Winburn, two bases on balls; Trevor Montgomery, two bases on balls; Logan Cagle, a base on balls and a run; Kaleb Chatmon, a base on balls; and Josh Robbins, a base on balls.

On the mound for the Colts, Thacker worked three innings, threw 38 pitches, fanned six; LaDarius Winburn, 2 1/3 innings, 49 pitches with six strikeouts; Kaison Williams, 2 2/3 innings, 41 pitches with five strikeouts.

For the Indians, Ian Inaba had one hit with a base on balls; Brendon Walker, one hit with a base on balls; Seth McFarland, one hit with a run; Noah Davis, hit by pitch, base on balls, run; Chris Davis, base on balls, a run; Peyton Willoughby, a base on balls; Carter Owen, a base on balls.

Contributing on the mound were Inaba, two innings, 45 pitches with five strikeouts; Chris Davis, 1 2/3 innings, 53 pitches with three strikeouts; Noah Davis, 2 1/3 innings, 49 pitches with two strikeouts; Carter Owen, two innings, 28 pitches with three strikeouts.

Dodgers 9, Padres 6

The Dodgers scored seven runs in the game’s final two innings to rally past the Padres, 9-6.

The Padres were leading 6-2 after five innings, when the Dodgers tied them in the top of the sixth by scoring four runs on hits by Crawford Taylor and Tyler Dover. The Dodgers finished the job in the top of the seventh by scoring three runs on hits by Clay Ross and Dover.

Blake Stover and Brant Smith led the Padres at the plate. Stover had four hits with three doubles, two runs and two RBIs, and Smith had two hits with a double, a base on balls, a run and an RBI. Malik Watts added two hits with a double and an RBI.

For the Dodgers, Dover, Kaleb Chance and Tyler Dilcher combined for 16 strikeouts. For the Padres, Smith, Stover and Jaylen Knowles combined for 12 strikeouts.

Providing the Dodgers offense were Dover, two hits with three RBIs; Kaleb Chance, two bases on balls and two runs; Tyler Dilcher, a hit with a double, three runs and two RBIs; Clay Ross, one hit with an RBI; Crawford Taylor, one hit with a base on balls and an RBI; Braden Sutton, three bases on balls, three runs; Cole Crump, a base on balls.

The mound work for the Dodgers was done by Dover, 2 2/3 innings, 54 pitches and seven strikeouts; Chance, 1 1/3 innings, 23 pitches with two strikeouts; Tyler Dilcher, three innings, 54 pitches with seven strikeouts.

Padre hitters were Stover, four hits with three doubles, two runs and two RBIs; Smith, two hits with a double, a base on balls, a run and an RBI; Watts, two hits with a double and an RBI; Jesse Martin, a double; Dadrian Dennis, one hit with a run; Trevor Pfiester, one hit; Jaylen Knowles, a base on balls and a run; Seth Porter, a base on balls.

Padre pitchers were Smith, 3 2/3 innings, 52 pitches with seven strikeouts; Stover, 2 1/3 innings, 44 pitches with three strikeouts; Jaylen Knowles, one inning, 24 pitches with two strikeouts.

Crackers 7, Phillies 2

Chase Horn pitched four strong innings, struck out nine and hit a two-run shot to lead the Crackers over the Phillies, 7-2.

Will Noble had three hits with a double, an inside-the-park home run, two RBIs and scored two runs. Jacob Daniel had two doubles and a base on balls. Titus Jones had a hit with a triple, two RBIs and scored two runs.

For the Phillies, Reece Thompson, Chance Willis and Derrick Pearson each had a hit.

Also providing the offense for the Crackers were Chase Horn, a home run, two RBIs and a run; TJ Jackson, a hit with a run; Ben Ammons, a run; Jackson Norris, a base on balls.

Contributing from the mound were Horn, four innings, 82 pitches, nine strikeouts; Noble, two innings, 28 pitches, three strikeouts.

The Phillies were led offensively by Thompson, one hit with an RBI; Willis, a hit with a run scored; Pearson, one hit; Gavin Geros, RBI; Blane Belisario, base on balls, a run; Jordan Wells, a base on balls; Karson Hornberger, hit by pitch; Landon Powell, a base on balls.

Pitching for the Phillies were Pearson, four innings, 61 pitches, two strikeouts; Thompson, three innings, 32 pitches and three strikeouts; Blane Belisario, one inning with 12 pitches.

Tigers 8, Braves 2

Garrett Shelton and Gage Morris struck out 11 and the Tigers overpowered the Braves, 8-2.

Shelton and Morris combined for 5 1/3 strong innings, and Koby Jordan pitched the final 2/3 inning with one strikeout.

At the plate, Shelton hit a homerun, drew two bases on balls, tallied two RBIs and scored a run. Morris had a hit with a base on balls, a run and an RBI. Micah Tart added a hit with a base on balls, scored three runs and Brady Craig had a hit and drew a base on balls.

Preston Welchel had two hits and scored a run for the Braves. Cody Edwards had two hits.

The Tigers also drew offensive power from Kolby Jordan, an RBI; Jacob Edwards, two bases on balls, scored a run; Brady Evans, a base on balls and scored a run; Jacob Desmond, a base on balls and a run; Tyler Gamble, a base on balls.

Pitching for the Tigers were Shelton, three innings, 59 pitches, seven strikeouts; Morris, 2 1/3 innings, 49 pitches, four strikeouts; Jordan, 2/3 inning, 16 pitches, one strikeout.

The Braves also were powered offensively by Austin Baker, a walk, a run; Trey Holstien, a base on balls; Byers Murray, a base on balls; Kolby Adams, a base on balls; Hayes Miller, a base on balls; Jesse Grogan, a base on balls; Baylor Agan, a base on balls; Eoin Neal, a base on balls.

Pitching for the Braves were Kolby Adams, two innings with 31 pitches, one strikeout; Preston Welchel, 3 innings, 63 pitches, four strikeouts; Donovan Harrison, two innings, 22 pitches, two strikeouts.