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June 1, 2023

Little League: Bulls upset Riverdogs in AA tournament

The season-ending AA tournament began for Scotts Valley Little League last week, with the hard-charging Bulls topping the Riverdogs, who went 16-2 during the regular season.
Scotts Valley Little League
AA Division
Bulls 7, Riverdogs 5
The Bulls held off a last-inning comeback to get the win over the regular-
season champion Riverdogs. Zach Snider led the Bulls with three hits, while Trevor Wiechmann, Kaden Pryor, Jarrett Bare and Logan Hudson each had two. Jaya Parisi had three hits for the Riverdogs, and teammates Nathan Schafer, Garrett Fisher, Tanner Steen, Brenden Hite and Jaden Christensen recorded two each.
Owlz 8, Rivercats 5
The Owlz stopped a three-run Rivercats sixth inning, notching the win while the ’Cats had the tying run at the plate. Kai Haruyama went 3-for-3 for the Owlz and had four RBIs while teammates Brody Affolter, Jackson O’Brien, Josh Fritz and Jack Ponza had two hits each. Garrett Hormel, Tyler Bustichi, Vincent Beraut and Chris Wright had two hits for the Rivercats, with Garrett tripling and Tyler doubling.
Mudcats 9, Hooks 1
Soren Burns hit his first home run of the season, a three-run shot in the first inning that was the first of his six RBIs on the day. Teammates Neil Pacella, Shane Burns and Ryan Bariteau all had two hits each. Nolan Fish had two hits for the Hooks.
Majors Division
Cardinals 5, Giants 4
After three one-run defeats against the Giants this year, the Cardinals battled back from a 4-0 deficit to win in the bottom of the sixth as Nick Carli singled home Tim Wagner, who pinch-ran for Caleb Bassi, who in turn had singled. Drew Collishaw was 3-for-3 for the Cards, who earned second place and a first-round playoff bye with the win. Ben Christensen was 4-for-4 for the Giants.
Red Sox 17, Cubs 10
The Red Sox exploded for 21 hits, with Paul Erickson, David Snider, Nick Rains, Jonny Velez and Dana Ford all recording three each. Rains had five RBIs. For the Cubs, Kevin Seib hit two home runs and went 3-for-3, Cole Amodeo hit his first home run, and Andreas Omvik doubled to the wall.
Red Sox 16, Cardinals 4
Nick Rains hit a grand slam and had five RBIs while teammate Orlie Herrera added a two-run homer. Drew Collishaw had two hits for the Cardinals, while Nick Carli tripled and Jake Carli and Casey Combos singled.
San Lorenzo Valley Little League
Majors Division
Red Sox 9, Brewers 2
Nate Gentry pitched a complete game for the Red Sox, striking out nine and issuing two walks. Gentry was also 3-for-3 at the plate with a home run, two singles and three RBIs. Max La Capria homered and drove in three. Brewer’s shortstop Jonah Shabry provided the highlight of the day, executing a triple play in the fourth inning. With runners at first and second, Shabry caught a line drive, stepped on second base and threw out the runner at first to seal the deal.
In interleague play against Live Oak Little League, Red Sox shortstop Brian Robbins hit a triple and batted in two runs in a 6-4 win over the LO Padres.
Noah Lyon of the White Sox went 3-for-3, with three runs and three RBIs in a 12-2 win over the LO Blue Jays. Isaac Newberry doubled in two and D’Shawn Hopkins was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Brewers’ first baseman Chris Sutherlin hit a home run against the LO Giants in a 5-3 loss.
AA Division
Pirates 15, Red Sox 0
Mark Carling, Gabe Pavelko and Cameren Buts all doubled in a game where the division-leading Pirates combined for 14 RBIs in all. The Pirates can win their division with one win in their final two games.
Giants 3, Angels 2
The Angels are the only team with a chance at catching the Pirates, but lost to the Giants. Vincent Prograce, Nikolai Heinen and Blake Kuehl each had RBIs for the Giants, and Skylar Zenone doubled in the second inning.
Scotts Valley Little League Standings
Giants 13-7
Red Sox 11-9
Cardinals 11-9
Braves 10-10
Cubs 5-15
Astros 16-3
Marlins 13-7
Padres 10-9
Yankees 7-12
Nationals 2-17
Riverdogs 15-3-1
Mudcats 13-6
Rivercats 11-6-1
Bulls 9-9-1
Redwings 6-11-1
Owlz 5-11-2
Hooks 2-15-2


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