Cubs’ pitchers combine on two-hitter |

Cubs’ pitchers combine on two-hitter

Tribune staff report

Tim Stone, Thomas Eidom and Chris Klug combined on a two-hitter as the Cubs routed the Reds 20-1 during the opening week of South Tahoe National Little League majors division play.

Both Reds’ hits came in the second inning.

The Cubs benefitted from 19 walks.

Derek Holmgren was a tough out, going 2 for 3, including a triple and double, and five runs. Leonard had similiar stats, tripling and doubling in his first two at-bats, and scoring four times. Manuakon went 2 for 3 with two runs.

Willy Irvin doubled and scored the Reds’ run.

Marlins 13, Pirates 4

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Brandon Thornburg and Max Delallo scattered eight hits and fanned six.

Colt Johnson, Garrett Tinlin and Brett Hartley only allowed three hits and struck out seven, but 16 walks did them in. Thornburg and Sam Pierini each scored three runs.

The Pirates’ Dane Carmichael’s three-hit day included a pair of doubles.

Pirates 6, Reds 5

Jimmy Talbot doubled and scored on Adam Kingman’s single in the eighth inning to lead the Pirates past the Reds.

Colt Johnson had two hits, including a two-run homer, and scored three runs for the Pirates. Talbot had a double among his two hits and scored twice.

Alan McLeod and Nick Olivares fanned 10 Pirate batters, while Pirates’ Johnson, Garrett Tinlin, Brett Hartley and Dane Carmichael set down 16 batters on strikes. Kas Kosciolek and Johnny Jones each had three hits for the Reds.

Giants 7, Rockies 2

Otto Trebotich and Kyle Dupree collectively pitched an eight-hitter, striking out seven, and Dupree tripled, doubled and scored three runs to key the Giants’ win.

The Giants’ Matt Stuck delivered two hits and scored once. The Rockies’ Matt March collected two hits and T.J. Kolesnik, Max Simonian and Jordan Zager doubled.

A’s 10, D-Backs 3

Korey Mazzoni, Cameron Hausfield and Gavin Chandler pitched a five-hitter with 11 strikeouts to direct the A’s to victory.

Connor Ferris scored three runs for the A’s. Gary Prescott homered and singled for the Diamondbacks.

Cubs 15, Pirates 11

Derek Holmgren’s double and Thomas Eidom’s two-run single highlighted a 10-run sixth inning as the Cubs rallied from a three-run deficit.

The Pirates came back with three runs in their last at-bat and left the bases loaded.

Holmgren finished with three hits, including a pair of doubles, and scored three runs. Teammate Jake Leonard tripled in two runs, while Jimmy Talbot and Matt Blank each slapped three hits and scored twice for the Pirates.

Marlins 9, Reds 0

Joel Morris struck out 17 and pitched a perfect game (May 9, Tribune) against the Reds. Morris also provided three hits and Sam Pierini delivered three hits and scored three runs.

Brandon Thornberg tripled and Notanee Vasquez doubled for the winners.

Rockies 10, A’s 8

Max Simonian tripled and Steven Mick singled twice as the Rockies scored nine of their 10 runs in the first three innings.

Gavin Chandler hit a triple and singled and scored twice to keep the A’s within striking range. Conner Gallego, Cameron Hausfield and Connor Ferris doubled for the A’s.

Giants 8, D-Backs 2

Tyler Venema, Jacob Price and Matt Stuck evenly split up the six innings of work and were equally as effective, allowing only four hits while striking out 11.

Stuck also was a Giant with the bat, hitting two doubles and a single. Kyle Dupree and Spencer Orman doubled and Price rapped two hits.

Adam Laub had two hits and scored once for the Diamondbacks.

D-Backs 18, Rockies 7

Cooper Stanley went 5 for 5 and Gary Prescott delivered in four of his five at-bats as the Diamondbacks defeated the Rockies. Both of the D-Back hitting stars also scored three runs.

Two of Prescott’s four hits went for two bases and McQuade Brubaker pounded two singles.

The Rockies were also on their hitting game with T.J. Kolesnik spanking three hits and Nick Shepack and Jordan Zager collecting two. Cameron Chase also legged out a triple.

A’s 16, Pirates 4

Cameron Hausfield and Gavin Chandler combined on a one-hitter and nine strikeouts in the A’s one-sided victory.

Matt Blank’s fourth-inning single was the lone hit off the A’s.

The A’s Ricky Braun had two hits, three runs and stolen bases; Kory Mazzoni doubled and singled and scored twice; and Hausfield had a double among three hits, stole two bases and scored twice.

Standings As of Monday, May 12



Marlins 40

Cubs 40

Giants 41

A’s 23

Pirates 23

Reds 14

Diamondbacks 14

Rockies 14

Minor A


Throough May 12

Padres 31

A’s 10

Mariners 21

Dodgers 21

Angels 11

Cubs 12

Giants 02