Scoring outburst highlights LL action
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Apr 08, 2014 | 662 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Thursday’s Cartersville Little League action featured several close games, including the Crackers’ win over the Braves by a score of 6-5.

The Crackers edged the Braves behind the strong pitching of Jackson Norris and Charlie Heidmann. Norris pitched five innings with four strikeouts and Heidmann pitched the last inning with three strikeouts.

At the plate for the Crackers, Micah Earwood had one hit with a walk and an RBI and Marco Wilkey had one hit with a run scored.

Preston Welchel, Trey Holstein and Byers Muarry combined to throw a two-hitter for the Braves with 10 strikeouts. Welchel pitched two innings with four strikeouts, while Muarry threw two innings with five strikeouts.

Welchel and Jesse Grogan were the Braves leading hitters. Welchel had the hits and drove in three runs. Grogan had two hits, including a double. Eoin Neal, Muarry and John Robinson also recorded a hit.

Padres 20, Colts 16

In a real slugfest that included 31 hits and 36 runs, the Padres prevailed over the Colts, 20-16.

Trevor Pfiester and Chanc Willis led the Padres at the plate. Pfiester had 4 hits with two triples, six RBIs and four runs scored. Willis had three hits, three runs and an RBI. Malik Watts added two hits, a walk and scored four runs. Dadrian Dennis also had two hits, including a triple, walk, hit by pitch and three runs scored. Christian Martin added two of his own with a double, walk, two runs scored and four RBIs. Xzavier Moore had two hits, a double and four RBIs.

Jonah Gambill blasted two home runs and a double for the Colts, finishing with three hits, a walk, three runs scored and four RBIs. Meanwhile, Caz Smith had three hits with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored. Alex Freeman added three hits with a double and three runs scored. Kaison Williams had two hits, three runs scored and three RBIs. Patrick Shelley had two hits, two RBIs and a run scored. Ethan Wolfe also hits a double and had two RBIs.

The game was called after 5 innings due to the time limit.

Indians 8, Dodgers 7

Trailing 7-5 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Indians rallied for runs to squeak by the Dodgers, 8-7.

Dalton Henson had two RBIs and a run scored for the Indians, while Logan Quijano, Bailey Jacobs and Connor Clawson each scored a run and drove in another.

Braden Sutton had two hits with two runs scored and an RBI for the Dodgers. Jaden Avalos had one hit, a walk and a run scored. Cole Crump added a hit and a run scored of his won, as did Clay Ross. Triston Berryhill and Colin Eaton also had a hit.

For the Indians, Jacobs pitched four innings with four strikeouts and Quijano recorded two strikeouts in an inning of work.

Ross had a strong pitching effort for the Dodgers, recording 11 strikeouts in four innings. Crump pitched 2/3 of an inning, striking out two.

The game was called in the bottom of the fifth innings due to the curfew.

Tigers 12, Phillies 5

Koby Jordan and Brady Evans powered the Tigers to a 12-5 win over the Phillies.

Jordan blasted a home run and a double, driving in three runs and scoring two more.

Evans had three hits with three RBIs and two runs scored.

Tyler Gamble also had a hit and a run scored.

For the Phillies, Michael Abernathy slammed a home run and added a single, two RBIs and scored a run.

Tyler Putz got on base three times with a hit, two walks and came around to score once. Thomas Peters had a hit and scored a run while Coy Cappelen and Jake Woodall each recorded a hit.

On the mound, Jacob Desmond struck out two in an inning of work while Brady Evans recorded three strikeouts in an 1 1/3 innings pitched.

Micah Tart struck out five in two innings while Josh Quinney struck out one and recorded two outs for the Tigers.

For the Phillies, Coy Cappelen pitched three innings and struck out six. Abernathy threw 1 2/3 innings and struck out five.

The game was called after 5 innings due to the curfew.