Little League roundup


Tuesday, June 10

Cubs 7, Tigers 6

Summer Cardoza hit her fourth home run of the season to spark the Cubs to a come-from-behind 7-6 win over the Tigers.

Cubs relievers Andrew Marchand and Chris Ferry pitched 5 2/3 innings, limiting the Tigers to four hits and a walk as the Cubs came back from a six-run deficit.

The Cubs (12-2) clinched second place with the victory.

Miles Sidoti pitched the final three innings for the Tigers, allowing only one run. Ryan Scanlon reached base three times and caught a great game.

Monday, June 9

Athletics 11, Cardinals 5

The Athletics and Cardinals squared off for a Monday night doubleheader. Aiden Rogers took the mound for the Cards, striking out five over a solid first two innings. Halfway through the third, Cam Moore tripled for the Athletics. Emily Mello then stepped to the plate and blasted a two-run homer over the left field fence.

Colby Balboni pitched a solid four innings with seven strikeouts but the A’s let the Cards back into the game on four errors in the third inning, allowing Jackie Pisano and Leo Neville to score. The A’s came out slugging again in the fourth and fifth, scoring eight runs on hits by Nate Porterfield, Hoffie Hearn, Ben Peters, Cam Moore, and Nico Arroyo. Harper Hearn also got his first major league hit.

Cardinals 4, Athletics 2

The Cards got even in game two. Ben Peters pitched well for the A’s, striking out seven in three innings. Leo Neville doubled and singled to score Aiden Rogers for the Redbirds. Neville and fellow Cards pitcher Jackie Pisano also flashed the glove with stellar defense to keep the A’s at bay.

Nico Arroyo and Emily Mello batted in the A’s runs after Nate Porterfield and Hoffie Hearn singled.

Two Athletics pitchers made their Major League debuts. Matthew Moore had one strikeout, while Emily Mello closed the final two innings, facing eight batters and striking out one.

Saturday, June 7

Cubs 8, Athletics 6

Down to their last strike and trailing by a run, the Cubs batters responded with five consecutive hits to beat the A’s, 8-6. Southpaw Michael O’Brien struck out three A’s batters in the bottom of the inning to secure the victory. The free-swinging teams combined for 21 hits by 14 different players.

Summer Cardoza blasted her third home run of the season, drove in four runs, and pitched three innings for the Cubs.

Cam Moore threw five solid innings for the A’s. Miley Cosgrave reached base four times, including a triple to center.

Red Sox 6, Tigers 5

Red Sox 23, Tigers 1

The Red Sox opened a Saturday doubleheader with a 6-5 win over the Tigers. The Sox jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the first, courtesy of a two-RBI double by Finn Lewis.

The Tigers responded with four of their own, following a two-RBI double by Miles Sidoti. The Tigers added another in the third on an RBI single by Ryan Scanlon.

In the bottom of the fifth, Joe Serpa and Jacob Maccaferri combined for back-to-back singles in front of a Nick Cranston sacrifice fly and another RBI hit by Lewis for a 6-5 lead.

Peter Burke was called on by the Sox to tame the Tiger bats over the final three but not before Serpa threw out an attempted steal of second, stranding Sidoti at third, and ending the game.

The Sox bats came alive in game two, banging out 15 hits to defeat the Tigers, 23-1. Jeremy Regan lead the charge with a single, two doubles, a triple, and five runs batted in. Finn Lewis and Joe Serpa each had three hits. On the mound, Jared Regan limited the Tigers to just a Ryan Scanlon single in the fourth, while striking out nine along the way.

For the Tigers, Trent Bilodeau made several nice defensive plays in the field and Aiden Smith reached base safely in all three of his at bats.

Pirates 10, Cardinals 0

Owen Bresnick pitched a four-inning two-hitter, leading the way for the Pirates’ victory over the Cardinals. Aiden Rogers and Eli Gundersen had base hits for the Cardinals. For the Bucs, Luke Nivals had a two-RBI double, and Jason Kurth added a two-run single.