The Scotts Valley majors division Giants won two games last week, strengthening their hold on first place with a 2½-game lead over both the Red Sox and Cardinals.
Scotts Valley Little League
Giants 12, Braves 9
Colton Marshall had two doubles and a single, Jacob Weichmann had three hits, Jack Palmer and Jack Beyke each had two hits and Trevor Alvarez tripled to lead the Giants. For the Braves, Ryan Traulsen and Nick Smith hit crushing home runs, Joe Espinola had three hits and Riley Hilton and Sawyer Stemm each had two hits.
Giants 14, Cubs 4
Colton Marshall hit a long home run over the left-center field fence and singled, driving in three runs and scoring three in the Giants’ win. Teammates Jacob Weichmann and Josh Anderson doubled and singled, while Jack Beyke, Tanner Spence and Michael Levy each had two hits.
Red Sox 9, Cubs 3
David Snider struck out seven en route to a complete-game win, backed by Evan Carvalheira, Paul Erickson and Danny Snider, who each had two hits. Spencer Smith was 1-for-1 with a two-RBI double.
Braves 8, Cardinals 3
The Braves’ Nick Smith homered, doubled, knocked in three runs and struck out six in four innings of pitching. Teammates Mitchell Pisciotta and Ryan Traulsen both singled and doubled, while Traulsen struck out the side in the final inning and Sawyer Stemm pitched a scoreless fifth.
Bulls 5, Rivercats 2
The Bulls’ offense was led by Logan Hudson and Trevor Wiechmann, who both had three hits, while Cade Ammann, Kaden Pryor and Zach Snider each had two. Tyler Bustichi went 2-for-2 for the Rivercats with two doubles, and teammates Vincent Beraut and Erik Olson both had doubles.
Redwings 5, Owlz 5
The Owlz came back from a 3-0 deficit with hits from Ramon Nunez and Keiji Haruyama, and later, a two-out, bases-loaded double from Phillip Garrison. In the last inning, the Owlz’s Kai Haruyama struck out the side to preserve the tie. Zach Washburn had three hits while Nick Endres, Connor Wilson and Gavin Ultsch each had two for the Redwings.
Mudcats 9, Redwings 4
Luke Balch had three hits for the Mudcats, while Shane Burns, Jake Thornley and J.P. Hendricks all had two hits. From the mound, Ryan Bariteau struck out five in two innings of work. Nick Endres had two hits for the Redwings, including a long drive over the left-field fence and Zach Washburn pitched two scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
Mudcats 5, Owlz 1
For the Mudcats, Luke Balch was 3-for-3 and Shane Burns had two hits, while Jake Thornley singled and J.P. Hendricks doubled. The Owlz were paced by Jackson O’Brien, who went 3-for-3 and Josh Fritz, who went 2-for-2.
San Lorenzo Valley Little League
White Sox 13, Dodgers 1
After a 6-run first, the White Sox played solid defense behind pitchers Isaac Newberry and D’Shawn Hopkins, who combined for a no-hitter. Dodgers lead-off hitter Brandon Stoddart scored the lone run for the Dodgers after he reached on errors.
White Sox 2, Brewers 0
White Sox Kenny Cella scattered three hits and struck out 10 in facing all but the final batter of the game. D’Shawn Hopkins and Cella scored for the Sox.
Chris Sutherlin, Cody Lipperd and Ryan Heikens picked up the Brewers’ three hits, and starter Jonah Shabry allowed three hits in 42/3 innings.
Padres 12, Cardinals 3
The Cards opened up the second half of their season with a walk to Donovan Francis, a triple by Jackson Turner, and a single to Evan Seligman — all three scored. However, the Padres scored four in the bottom of the first on singles by Coll Sitton and Elliot Brown, an RBI double by Jack Gentry and a single by Adam Peters. Relief pitchers Taj Yanez and Gentry struck out five in three innings of combined work.
Angels 7, Pirates 1
The Angels and Pirates faced off in a playoff game to determine the first-half champs, after finishing the first-half in a tie. The Angels came out on top with some help from Aidan Callahan (tripled in a run), Reese Castagna (3-for-3, two RBIs) and Jacob Auldridge (two RBIs).
Scotts Valley Little League Standings
Giants 9-3
Red Sox 6-5
Cardinals 7-6
Braves 5-8
Cubs 4-9
Astros 12-1
Marlins 9-3
Yankees 4-8
Padres 3-7
Nationals 1-10
Riverdogs 11-1-1
Mudcats 9-3
Rivercats 8-3-1
Bulls 5-6-1
Hooks 2-8-2
Redwings 3-10-1
Owls 2-9-2

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