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Bobman has a season in Little League opener

Tribune Staff Report

Grand Central Pizza’s Matt Bobman must have figured he was headed for an off-day at the plate when he flew out to center field in his first at bat against the Shehadi Motors Rangers on May 2.

But Bobman kept his head up and happily watched three homers leave the park in his next three at-bats as the Grand Central Pizza Cubs trounced the Shehadi Motors Rangers 26-1 in a South Lake Tahoe Little League game. Bobman also doubled and knocked in seven runs.

In addition, Bobman was one of three Cubs pitcher who combined on a six-inning no-hitter. Devin Blann and Ryan Kraw also were unhittable.

The trio combined for 10 strikeouts.

Bobman belted a two-run homer during a four-run third inning, a two-run homer during an eight-run fourth and a three-run shot during a 12-run fifth.

But as good as Bobman was, cleanup hitter Blann was one better. Blann went 5 for 5, including a triple and double, and scored four runs. Darren Penicia collected three hits.

Jason DeBacher scored the Rangers’ only run.

Nor-Cal Beverage Giants 12, Edgewood Reds 7

Shaun McLaughlin went 3 for 3 and drove home two runs and scored runs as the Giants rallied from a 7-4 deficit.

Giants pitcher Tyson Cunningham struck out 10 batters in four innings while walking 11. He and Justin Keys combined on a five-inning one-hitter. Cunningham also delivered two hits.

Parker Eoff had the Reds’ only hit, a third-inning double. Alex Urreaga and Alex Miller scored twice for the Reds, who scored all of their runs in the first two innings.

Gary Jones Paving Pirates 16, Paradise Timeshare Sales A’s 10

Ry Greenstein smacked two doubles and the Pirates scored in every inning for a victory in paradise.

The Pirates also got two hits and four runs from Kyle Jones. Derek Witters, Dee DeeCrist, Brian Hanson and Harrison Elkins scored three runs for the winners.

Danny Shapiro clouted a three-run homer in the first inning for the A’s.

Tahoe Women’s Care Yankees 6, S.T. Refuse Royals 5

Allen McDermott and Cameron Nuslein retired 14 of 18 Royals by strikeout. Nuslein struck out the side in the sixth inning the notch the save.

The Yankees only managed four hits off Anthony Winters and Peter Maes, but used their good hitting eyes to coax eight walks.

Mike Ledesma led the Royals’ six-hit attack with a double and single.

Embassy Suites Dodgers 8, Sierra Tahoe Ski Rockies 4

Kevin Woodman and Marcus Woodman hit a triple and double, respectively, triggering a three-run sixth inning that put away the Rockies.

Kevin Woodman also starred on the mound, facing only 10 batters in three innings work. He struck out eight and got the win. Leon Abravanel pitched the final three innings and fanned four.

Carl Hunter’s three-run triple highlighted the Rockies’ four-run fifth. Hunter also pitched three innings, striking out six and allowing three hits.

Grand Central Pizza Cubs 13, Paradise Timeshare Sales A’s 2

Matt Bobman continued his home-run tear with two more bombs as the Cubs again won in a rout.

Bobman’s fourth and fifth homers of the young season included a three-run shot in the second inning and a solo blast in the sixth.

Devin Blann’s batting averaged dropped from 1.000 to .889 as he followed a 5-for-5 performance with a 3-of-4 showing. Ryan Kraw, Darren Perrucci and Adam Wagner chipped in two hits.

Bobman and Kraw kept the A’s off the bases most of the day, surrendering three hits while fanning nine. Danny Shapiro doubled for the A’s.

Tahoe Women’s Care Yankees 7, Edgewood A’s 4

J.J. DaLallo’s triple ignited a five-run fourth inning as the Yankees erased a one-run deficit.

Cameron Nuslein and Ryan Englar lined two hits for the Yankees.

Luke Bobeda accounted for two of the A’s six hits.

Allan McDermott went the distance, striking out 13 Reds while allowing three earned runs.

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