GAMES - THURSDAY, MARCH 22ND
8U Game #1
Home Team - Score: Braves – 6
Away Team - Score: Rockets – 5
Game Summary: Braves jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first and scored 2 in the third. The Rockets battled back with 5 runs, but wasn’t enough to catch the Braves. Tight contest tonight, both teams played well.
Hitting Stats: The Braves collected multiple hits from Madden Davis (2-2), Eli Vahjen (2-2), Coleson Marino (2-2), William Lloyd (2-2); and one hit from Colton Lewis, Tanner Lloyd, and William Thompson. Hitting stats from the Rockets were unavailable.
8U Game #2
Home Team - Score: Fireflies – 5
Away Team - Score: Young Guns – 6
Game Summary: Both teams started off hot, scoring 2 runs apiece in the 1st inning. In the bottom of the 4th, the Fireflies jumped ahead 5-2. The Young Guns plated a 3rd run, but were held short by superb defense by the Fireflies. Tanner Stone led off with a hit to start the final 6th inning. With 2 quick outs by the Fireflies, the Young Guns were down to they're final out. Kayden Boyter, Cooper Chrisley, & Rylan Johnson all got on with hits to load the bases for Big Bo Pate. As Pate worked deep in the count, on his very final pitch blasted a 3 run triple to put the Young Guns ahead by 1. Playing great defense, the Young guns closed the door on the Fireflies and won the game. It was a great contest by two great teams.
Hitting Stats: The Young Guns had multiple hit games from Tanner Stone (3-3), Cooper Chrisley (3-3), and Bo Pate (3-3). The Fireflies put together hits from Michael Davis (3-3), Wells Calhoun (2-3, 2RBI), Cooper Lantz (1-2, 2RBI), Jon Powell (1-2), and Keithan Higgins (1-2).
Home Team - Score: River Bandits – 10
Away Team - Score: River Dogs – 6
Game Summary: The River Bandits defeated the River Dogs 10-6 thanks to a strong start. The River Bandits 10U scored on a walk by Eli Swancey and a single by Teague Meredith in the first inning. Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. The River Bandits collected four hits and the River Dogs had five.
The River Bandits notched five runs in the second inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Noah Vahjen and a double by Beau Hite. The River Dogs scored three runs in the third inning. Parker Sutley and Matt Ritter all contributed in the big inning with RBIs. Beau led things off on the rubber for the River Bandits. He went three innings, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out six. Parker started the game for the River Dogs. He surrendered five runs on one hit over one-third of an inning, striking out one. Staylon Johnson and Wyatt Hodges entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one inning and two-thirds of an inning respectively. The River Bandits was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error.
Hitting Stats: Thomas Ellenberg, Beau, Noah, and Teague each collected one hit to lead the River Bandits. Andrew Wiley led the River Dogs with two hits in two at bats, with hits also coming from Ritter.
Home Team - Score: Thunder – 3
Away Team - Score: Cubs – 2
Game Summary: The Thunder and Cubs played a close game. Both starting pitchers pitched well. Will Howard, of the Thunder, gave up 5 hits and struck out 7 over 5 innings. The Cubs' Ryan Stone gave up 6 hits over 4 1/3 while striking out 8. The play of the game came from Will Bice of the Thunder as he hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 5th inning with bases loaded to give the Thunder the 3-2 win.
Hitting Stats: The Cubs had hits from Ryan Stone (2-3; 1RBI), John Aiden Helms (2-2; 1RBI), and Hunter Archibald (1-2). The Thunder had hits from Tucker Meredith (3-3; 2RBI), Will Bice (1-3; 1RBI), Tyler Jenkins (1-3), AJ Moore (1-2), Davis Yarbrough (1-2), and Grayson Ellenberg (1-2).