Little League roundup

Little League roundup

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Tuesday, June 3

Pirates 7, Tigers 3

Owen Bresnick hit an RBI double to key a three-run sixth inning as the Pirates broke open a close game and beat the Tigers at Veira Park in Oak Bluffs. Isaac Richards came on in the bottom of the sixth to close out the 7-3 win for the Bucs. Starters Harold Lawry of the Pirates and Miles Sidoti of the Tigers both pitched strong games.

Monday, June 2

Red Sox 5, Athletics 1

The Red Sox topped the A’s Monday in a well-played contest to remain in first place at 10-1, one game up on the 9-2 Cubs.

The Sox jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning on back to back hits by Joe Serpa and Jacob Maccaferri. Jared Regan doubled in the second, knocking in two more runs to make it 5-0.

From there, the A’s kept the Sox bats quiet, thanks to some crafty pitching by Colby Balboni, an outfield assist by Nico Arroyo and two Mikey Cosgrave web gems in center field.

The A’s mustered five hits and three walks against four veteran Sox pitchers. Mikey Cosgrave had two hits, while Colby Balboni doubled to right center.

Saturday, May 31

Cubs 10, Tigers 0

Keaton Aliberti threw a five-inning no-hitter as the Cubs tamed the Tigers, 10-0, Saturday at Veira. Aliberti struck out 10 and walked one. Shortstop Chris Ferry helped his pitcher’s cause with a stellar play in the fifth.

Ferry led the Cubbies at the plate, reaching base four times. Keaton Aliberti had three hits and Andrew Marchand drove in four runs.

Tigers starter Ryan Scanlon pitched a strong three plus innings.

Red Sox 18, Cards 1

Jeremy Regan’s leadoff home run in the first inning and a bases-loaded triple in the third led the Red Sox to a four-inning victory. Jake Howell stroked three hits and Oliver Lively reached base three times for the Sox.

Jacob Maccaferri, Finn Lewis, and Nick Cranston split the pitching duties for the Sox, limiting the Cards to just two hits.

For the Cards, Lowan Thigeth had an RBI single and Bizu Horwitz made his mound debut, pitching two innings and striking out three.

Pirates 18, Athletics 8

Pirates 6, Athletics 3

The Bucs swept a Saturday doubleheader from the A’s.

Harold Lawry and Isaac Richards pitched well for the Pirates in game one. Aiden Marek had two singles, two doubles, and three RBIs. Owen Bresnick had three hits, and Isaac Richards scored four runs.

Ben Peters, Colby Balboni, Matthew Moore, and Patrick Dutton had base hits for the A’s. Mikey Cosgrave hit an inside the park home run with two RBIs and Nate Porterfield smacked a bases-clearing triple to left, keeping the A’s alive for a late-game rally.

The Pirates completed the sweep as Owen Bresnick pitched a complete game, holding the A’s to three runs. Owen Bresnick chalked up three hits, Isaac Richards added two more, and Sam Seidel-Aldrich-Moodie had a key RBI single to pace the Bucs at the plate.

Cam Moore pitched 4.5 innings for the Athletics with 10 strikeouts. Colby Balboni’s towering home run in the sixth brought the A’s to within three runs.

Little League Majors standings: Red Sox 10-1, Cubs 9-2, Pirates 7-5, Cardinals 4-7, Tigers 3-9, Athletics 1-10.