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Dodgers in Little League driver’s seat

In a battle of early season South Tahoe Little League leaders, the Dodgers had a little too much offense for the Giants, winning 8-3 recently at Fred Rightmier Field.

The Dodgers (6-0) scored four times in the third and sixth innings to remain unbeaten as the league neared its halfway point. Cory Plummer was 3 for 4 with two runs scored, and teammates Kyante Wilson and River Quinn were good for two hits.

David Sando clubbed a pair of hits for the Giants, and Sergio Burqueno hit a double. But for most of the five innings that Wilson pitched, the Giants struggled at the plate in losing their second game of the season. Wilson gave up just two hits and struck out 10 before departing in the fifth inning.

Dodgers 10, Angels 3

Plummer and Skylar Sheldon kept the Angels’ bat relatively quiet with a five-hitter and 14 combined strikeouts.

Plummer and Wilson delivered six of their team’s eight hits.

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The Angels scored all three of their runs in the third inning. Kyle Miller’s double was the big blow. Gabe Carranza led the Angels with two singles.

A’s 10, Red Sox 5

Ty Sprock whacked a home run and nearly hit for the cycle as the A’s doubled up the Red Sox.

Sprock went 4 for 4 with a home, triple and two singles. He also scored four times. Stone Merkley clubbed two hits and scored twice and R.J. Rivera had two hits for the A’s.

Jared Lindner and Kyle Moreno collected a pair of hits for the Cubs, while Andrew Noll legged out a triple. Moreno, Jason Rogers and Jared Fajman hit two-baggers.

Giants 14, A’s 3

The Giants got out of the gates quickly, scoring nine runs in the first three innings.

For the Giants, Chad Kaassamani had four hits and scored twice; Cody Gibson had three hits, including a triple; Sando rapped three hits; and Jason Elder and Jack Coolbaugh blasted a pair of hits.

Burqueno kept the A’s off the scoreboard in three of the five innings he pitched.

Sprock had four hits and scored three runs for the A’s, and Spencer Buchholz drilled a double.

Angels 6, Red Sox 4

Miller threw five scoreless innings to lead the Angels to the victory.

Tyler Dill and Nick Cefalu hammered doubles during the Angels’ decisive, five-run third inning. Dill and Carranza topped the Angels with two hits.

Jason Rogers’ double highlighted the Red Sox’s four-run final inning. Connor McKeen and Aaron Pfister also cracked doubles for the Red Sox.

A’s 7, Angels 2

Rivera bashed a two-run homer and Sprock went 2 for 4 with two runs scored.

Four A’s pitchers handcuffed the Angels on six hits. Sprock, Liam Loftis, Buchholz and Rivera handled the pitching for the victorious A’s.

Miller and Jarret Young smashed doubles for the Angels, and Michael Crandall unleashed a triple.

Giants 16, Yankees 5

A seven-run first inning did the trick for the Giants. Six straight walks, followed by singles from Jensen Green, Jommie Smith and Coolbaugh did in the Yankees.

Green and Gibson hit doubles as the Giants plated six more runs in the third. Green and Smith each went 3 for 4, while Sando and Coolbaugh knocked out two hits.

Randy Stockton was 2 for 2 with two runs scored for the Yankees.