Colts win pitchers’ duel, 3-2, in Little League baseball
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Kaison Williams for the Colts and Carter Owen for the Indians locked in a pitchers’ duel as the Colts nipped the Indians, 3-2, in Cartersville Little League baseball play April 23.

With solid relief pitching from Jonah Gambill for the Colts and Peyton Willoughby for the Indians, the game had the lowest combined score of the season so far, and it included 21 strikeouts and only five hits.

Williams and Gambill combined to pitch a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts, and Owen and Willoughby combined for a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts.

Williams pitched five innings and 85 pitches with 10 strikeouts, and Gambill pitched one inning and threw 12 pitches with one strikeout. Owen pitched four innings and 84 pitches with eight strikeouts, while Willoughby threw one inning and 20 pitches with two strikeouts.

Williams and Gambill also led the Colts at the plate, together with Caz Smith. Williams had one hit with a base on balls, a run; Gambill, one hit with an RBI; and Smith, one hit with two bases on balls. Other offensive contributors for the Colts were Alex Freeman, two runs; Logan Cagle, a base on balls; Patrick Shelley, a base on balls.

For the Indians, Bailey Jacobs had one hit with a base on balls, a run; and Owen had one hit with an RBI. Other offensive contributors for the Indians were Dalton Henson, two bases on balls, a run; Nick Bailey, two bases on balls.

Tigers 11, Braves 4

For three innings, the game was a pitchers’ duel between Koby Jordan for the Crackers and Preston Welchel for the Braves.

Tied 3-3 after three innings, the Tigers scored four runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings and held the Braves to one more run to get an 11-4 win.

Jordan finished with 3 2/3 innings and 75 pitches with seven strikeouts and no hits, and Welchel finished with three innings and 71 pitches with eight strikeouts and three hits.

For the Tigers in relief, Brady Craig pitched 1 1/3 innings and 18 pitches with one strikeout, and Jacob Evans pitched one inning and 11 pitches with one strikeout. Jordan, Craig and Evans combined to throw a three-hitter.

For the Braves in relief, Logan Martin pitched one inning and 23 pitches with two strikeouts; Austin Baker, 1/3 inning and 13 pitches; Byers Murray, one inning and 21 pitches with two strikeouts; and Trey Holstein, 2/3 inning and 11 pitches with one strikeout.

Brady Evans and Josh Quinney led the Tigers at the plate. Evans had two hits with a double, a run and an RBI, and Quinney had two hits with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Micah Tart had a hit with a base on balls, a run; Jordan, one hit with a triple, two runs and an RBI; Tyler Gamble, one hit with a hit by pitch, a base on balls, two runs; Jacob Desmond, one hit with a double, a base on balls, a run, three RBIs; and Craig, one hit with two bases on balls, two runs, an RBI; Brittney Henderson, a base on balls.

For the Braves, Trey Holstein had one hit with a triple, a run, two RBI; Hunter Campbell, a triple and a run; and Martin, one hit.

Also contributing offensively for the Braves were Byers Murray, a base on balls; Welchel, hit by pitch; Hayden Cagle, a base on balls, a run; Jesse Grogan, a run.

Dodgers 9, Padres 6

Tanner Brumfield, Colin Eaton and Clay Ross combined for a strong pitching effort with 10 strikeouts as the Dodgers edged the Padres, 9-6.

Brumfield pitched one inning and 18 pitches; Eaton, one inning and 24 pitches with three strikeouts, and Ross, four innings and 64 pitches with seven strikeouts.

Evan Crane led the Dodgers at the plate with two hits with an RBI. Brumfield had one hit with a base on balls, a run and an RBI; Tanner Wall, one hit with a base on balls, two runs; Jaden Avalos, one hit with an RBI; and Triston Berryhill, one hit with a run.

Malik Watts led the Padres at the plate with three hits with a triple, two runs and an RBI. Dadrian Dennis had a double, a run; Trevor Pfiester, a double, an RBI; and Chanc Willis, one hit with a run.

Zach Fisher pitched two innings and 37 pitches with one strikeout; Malik Watts, three innings and 80 pitches with six strikeouts, and Danny Fisher, one inning and 16 pitches with a strikeout.

Other Dodgers contributing offensively were Jaylen Benham, two bases on balls, a run; Kolbe Benham, a base on balls, two runs; Clay Ross, a base on balls, a run; Cole Crump, a run.

Other Padres contributing at the plate were Xzavier Moore, two bases on balls; Mack Morris, a base on balls; Danny Fisher, a base on balls, a run; Christian Martin, a run.

Crackers 13, Phillies 6

Four pitchers for the Crackers combined to throw a three-hitter in their 13-6 win against the Phillies.

Josh Nolan threw two innings and 42 pitches with two strikeouts; Titus Jones, 1 1/3 innings and 28 pitches with four strikeouts; Jaylen Akins, 2/3 innings and 25 pitches; and Lane Hutson, one inning and 19 pitches with one strikeout.

Jones and Hutson also led the Crackers at the plate. Jones had two hits with a run and an RBI; and Hutson had two hits with a run. Micah Earwood had a triple, a run and an RBI; TJ Jackson, one hit with a base on balls, two runs and an RBI; Jackson Norris, one hit with a base on balls, a run, an RBI; and Charlie Heidman, one hit with a base on balls and a run.

For the Phillies, Michael Abernathy had one hit with a run; Matthew Surrett, one hit with a run; and Amarion Stenzel, one hit.

Karson Hornberger pitched 2 1/3 innings and 57 pitches with two strikeouts; Coy Cappelen, 1 1/3 innings and 24 pitches with two strikeouts; Jake Woodall, 1/3 innings and 23 pitches; and Lance Shields, one inning and 14 pitches with two strikeouts.

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

Others contributing at the plate for the Crackers were Christian Gardner, a base on balls, two runs; Morocco Wilkey, a base on balls, a run; Caleb Jones, two runs; Jalen Thomas, a run.

Other Phillies contributing at the plate were Karson Hornberger, base on balls, two runs, an RBI; Thomas Peters, base on balls, a run, an RBI; Coy Cappelen, a base on balls, a run; Dante Harris, two bases on balls; Tyler Putz, a base on balls; Dylan Childers, a base on balls; Camden Webb, hit by pitch; Jake Woodall, a base on balls.