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Abravanel does it all for the Dodgers

Tribune Staff Report

By the end of the Dodgers-Yankees South Lake Tahoe Little League game May 29, the fans should have been shouting, “Leon, Leon, Leon.”

Leon Abravanel of the Embassy Suites Dodgers had one of those complete games that Little-Leaguers dream about in a 9-5 win. Abravanel started his memorable day with a two-run homer in the first inning. He went on to double, single and walk and steal a base.

But that was only half of it.



With the score tied 5-5 after three innings, Abravanel took the mound and stymied the Yankees on one hit the rest of the way to earn the win. He also struck out seven Yanks.

Alex Yure stroked a two-run single and Allen McDermott fanned nine batters for the Yankees.



Abravanel’s run-scoring double in the fourth inning snapped a 5-5 tie. Kevin Woodman followed with a run-scoring single. Marcus McKinnon chipped in two hits for the winners.

Edgewood Reds 14, Sierra Rockies 5

Bobby Gienapp pounded out three hits to spearhead an 11-hit attack as the Reds rolled.

Alex Urreaga and Greg Dupree collected two hits for the Reds.

The Rockies’ Carl Hunter and Marcus Mellberg had two hits.

G.C. Pizza Cubs 4, S.T. Refuse Royals 2

Ryan Kraw relieved Devin Blann with one run in, one out and the bases loaded in the first inning and got out of the jam with two quick strikeouts.

Kraw two-hit the Royals the rest of the way and finished with 11 strikeouts.

Royals leadoff man Danny Justus accounted for all of his team’s hitting. Justice had three hits and scored both of the Royals’ runs.

Haven Wilvers walked, stole a base and scored on a error to put the Cubs ahead, 2-1, in the second inning. Kraw’s added some insurance with a two-run single in the fourth inning.

Anthony Winters and Pete Maes held the high-powered Cubs attack to four hits, including two by Kraw.

Embassy Suites Dodgers 27, Paradise Timeshare Sales A’s 6

Leon Abravanel socked three-run and two-run doubles during a 13-run Dodger uprising in the first inning.

Brian Volts and Kevin Woodman also delivered two hits in the first as the Dodgers made it through their batting order two times.

Abravanel wound up with five hits, including three doubles, and eight RBIs. Marcus McKinnon was a homer shy of the cycle.

Josh Platner delivered two singles and two runs for the A’s.

Nor-Cal Beverage Giants 9, TWC Yankees 4

Tyson Cunningham tossed a five-hitter and fanned 10 in only five innings as the Giants won.

Tyler Corey belted a two-run homer for the Giants. Corey also doubled and walked twice. Justin Keys had three hits.

Allen McDermott had a double and single and scored a run for the Yankees.

J.C. Pizza Cubs 15, Embassy Suites Dodgers 1

This one didn’t stick too well in the Dodgers’ “Kraw.” Reason being, Ryan Kraw threw a two-hitter for five innings.

The Cubs made good use out of their nine hits and 12 walks. Matt Bobman, the Mark McGwire of the South Tahoe Little League, hit a solo bomb in the fourth inning after doubling, singling and walking. Kraw had two hits and scored two runs.

Marcus McKinnon doubled for the Dodgers.

S.T. Refuse Royals 9, Gary Jones Paving Pirates 8

Royals pitcher Peter Maes whiffed a hitter and then coaxed a fly ball out to end a furious final-inning rally by the Pirates.

The Pirates trailed 9-3 entering the sixth inning, but scored five times and had runners on second and third bases when the game ended. Dylan Yuzbick’s two-run double was the big blow.

Behind Anthony Winters’ two-run double and Kenny Craig’s RBI double the Royals had gone ahead 9-3 with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Craig led the Royals with two hits, while Yuzbick had a triple to go along with his double for the Pirates.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Rockies 8, Paradise A’s 7

Corey Velmiller’s RBI double in the fifth inning was the difference as the Rockies held off the Paradise A’s.

Carl Hunter and Marcus Mellberg connected for two hits for the victorious Rockies.

Kyle Heller and Albert Paloran checked the A’s on six hits – two coming off the bat of Nick Summers.

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