Selected Game Recaps
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AA Padres 11, AV Cardinals 3
The Padres avenged an earlier loss in the season by vanquishing the Cardinals in a hard-fought game that was much closer than the final score. Down 3-1 heading into the 4th inning, following a superb pitching performance from the Cards’ 3-inning starter, the Padres roared back with two 5 run innings to take the lead and secure the victory. Jackson Fliegler pitched 3 1/3 innings to keep the Padres in the game, while Michael Orduno got the Padres off to a great start on the mound and Cayden Goodman fired strike after strike to finish the game in relief. Cohen Sanchez bombed a home run to right field to get the Padres on the board in the 3rd. Alert baserunning and a hit parade in the 4th and 5th innings allowed the Padres to get back on top.
AV Royals 11, AA Angels 10
It was a battle all the way to the end for the Angels & Royals. Gavin Dietz & Aiden Sipkovich worked hard protecting home plate. Sipkovich had an intense tag out at home upsetting a Royals player trying to steal.
Quinlan Ibarra racked up some powerful hits with a double and a single. Gavin Beck and Wyatt Cobb-Hardin came up with solid singles.
Maddox Fitzpatrick was fired up after a 3 run home run to left field in the 1st inning. He kept the excitement going with a grand slam in the 3rd inning sending Beck, Casey Pagatpatan & Ayden Zeffer home and completing a 7 RBI day at the plate!
The Angels tried for a late rally in the bottom of the 4th to take the lead with Bryce McDaniel’s nice bunt up the 3rd baseline. Even though the Angels came up just shy of the win, they played some impressive baseball!
AV Red Sox 16, AA Dodgers 15
The AA Dodgers lost a heartbreaker on Tuesday night to the Red Sox, 16-15. The Dodgers trailed most of the game but kept fighting and took the lead in the fourth inning. The Red Sox mounted a comeback in the bottom of the fifth, however, for the victory. Dodger bats were on fire, with eleven hits from seven players. Alex Tsujiuchi and James Pitt both had two hits on the day including RBI triples. Landon Chen and Colin Bohm added two hits apiece, with Darren Chen, Oliver Fast, and Colton Hutzler all joining the fiesta. Nolan McCarron had two RBIs on the day as well. On defense, Isaiah Romero perfectly executed a catch on a pop-up behind the plate. Later in the game, Anthony Kamae threw out a runner attempting to steal third. Colin Bohm received the game ball for his performance, in addition to his toughness and work ethic.
T-Ball Pirates Easter Unis
Another fun baseball Saturday in T-Ball! The Pirates showed great teamwork on the field making plays. With excellent hitting from the Dodgers, the Pirates really hustled after the ball, braids and bows and all!
Rookie Angels vs.
The Rookie Angels had a great game against the Rookie Dodgers. There were some stellar hits, including line drives from Royce Ke and Andrew Egge. Leo Kunszt, Thomas Glicksman and Kent Coberth were very active out in the field. They showed great hustle and teamwork. They are showing great improvement each week!
A Red Sox
A White Sox
With the early start the Red Sox were slow out of the gate but things picked up as the game progressed. Frankie Covarrubias made a diving play at first for the out and at the plate he launched a 2 run double. Henry “Hammering Hank” Kahn took home the game ball with some slick glove work behind the plate and a lined shot base hit!
For the White Sox –
White Sox came out firing. Luke Rifenberg had great base hit. Caleb Guzman made a gold glove play at second base. It was a fantastic game.