Crist throws perfect game
The feats keep pouring out of the hard-throwing arm of Thomas Crist.
Crist tossed a perfect game in the Lake Tahoe Gold, Jewelry & Loan Marlins’ 14-0 victory over the Sierra-at-Tahoe Cubs in a South Tahoe Little League baseball game May 21.
Earlier this season, Crist fanned 17 batters in a six-inning stint.
Crist retired all 18 Cubs he faced, including 15 on strikes. The first 10 Cubs to step into the batter’s box fanned.
Scott Hoffman rapped two hits and scored two runs.
Rangers 14, Giants 8
Ryan Woods, Derek Holmgren and Elijiah Townsend each scored three runs as the Holmgren Tree Service Rangers used a top-heavy lineup to bring down the Tahoe Paradise Realty Giants.
Townsend was one tough out as he went 4 for 4, including a pair of doubles and a walk. Holmgren, Brian Popeney and Travis Beer smashed two hits apiece.
Whereas the seventh through ninth hitters provided one hit and eight strikeouts, the top six Rangers’ hitters delivered all 14 runs and 11 hits.
Severin Nobriga clubbed three hits, while Nick Spano spanked two for the Giants.
D-backs 13, Pirates 1
Pitchers Nathan Garofalos and K.J. Allister teamed for a three-hitter and no earned runs as the Frank’s TV and Electronics pummeled the Dr. Glenn Gibb DDS. Pirates.
Kevin Lucero gave the Diamondbacks three hits, including a double, three RBIs and two runs. Garofalos also had a double among his two hits and he scored twice. Kirk Baines did a leadoff man’s work, scoring three runs on two hits.
A’s 10, Reds 6
A four-run deficit in the top of the first inning only served to make the Accurate Audio Video A’s more determined.
The defending Little League champions retaliated with five runs in the bottom of the first en route to beating the Olivo & Zicko & Company CPAs. David Schue, Ian Rice and Kyle Mazzoni all tripled for the winners. Schue clobbered three hits and scored two runs, while Zach Kropf and Marty Harris gave the A’s two hits.
Daniel Swain of the Reds was a perpetual visitor to first base, reaching three times on singles. The Reds’ Teddy Kosciolek and Jason Winslow slugged two hits.
Rockies 11, D-Backs 5
Patrick Lahlum doubled during a three-run third and a seven-run fourth as the Lakeside Inn Rockies outslugged the Frank’s TV and Electronics Diamondbacks.
Donald Choate and Daniel Vallejo spanked three hits for the Rockies, and teammates Lahlum, Christian Shamas and Mario Amial smashed two.
Hoover Garofalos and Wade Calkins belted three hits, while Kevin Lucero and Tony Stagnaro were good for two for the Diamondbacks.
A’s 25, Yankees 3
Ian Rice was the main course in this rout as he slugged three doubles, knocked in three runs and scored four times.
The Accurate Audio Video A’s 22-hit output also included Michael Orman’s three hits and three runs, Dru Blair’s three hits and two hits by Michael Caro, Kyle Mazzoni, Marty Harris and Zach Kropf.
Mazzoni and Blair also kept the South Tahoe Rotary Yankee bats relatively quiet, allowing five hits while striking out seven. Shayne Rowe had two hits and two RBIs for the Yankees.
Pirates 11, Cubs 3
Michael Blank and Kyle Heidt walloped six hits and scored three runs between them as the Dr. Glenn Gibb DDS Pirates cut down the Sierra-at-Tahoe Cubs.
Michael Olivo and Ryan Lucia contributed a pair of hits to the winning cause. Blank also threw four innings of blanks en route to a complete-game seven-hitter. Keith Parks had two Cub hits.
Marlins 13, Rangers 12
Sam Pierini came off the bench to score three runs, including the winning run with two outs in the fifth inning as the Lake Tahoe Gold, Jewelry & Loan Marlins came back from an 11-7 deficit.
Ryan Woods walked three times and scored four runs for the Holmgren Tree Service Rangers.
Rangers 9, D-Backs 6
Elijiah Townsend’s two-run double triggered a five-run first inning as the Holmgren Treen Service Rangers dropped the Frank’s TV and Electronics Diamondbacks.
Mound men Townsend and Ryan Woods kept the Diamondbacks from making the most of their 10 hits by striking out seven.
K.J. Allister drove home two runs with a single in the sixth inning, but the Rangers held on. Allister and Kirk Baines led the D-backs with three hits. Allister had four RBIs and Baines hit a triple and scored three runs. Wade Caulkins delivered two hits for the D-Backs.
The Rangers’ Chad Cooney and Brian Popeney rapped two hits and scored two runs.
Reds 11, Cubs 5
Dan Swain, Teddy Kosciolek and Kevin Yelles produced seven hits and three runs collectively in the Olivo Zicko & Company CPA Reds’ romp over the Sierra-at-Tahoe Cubs.
Chris Condella scored three runs for the Reds.
The Cubs received two hits from Blaine Inglis, Marty Rahbeck and Mason Stanley.
Pirates 20, Rockies 6
The Dr. Glenn Gibb DDS Pirates only clubbed two more hits than the Lakeside Inn Rockies, but their patience at the plate led to 12 walks and the one-sided victory.
Tim Jurich and Kyle DeGrande each scored three runs; and Jurich, Kyle Heidt and Trey Cherry slapped two hits. Cherry also scored two times and knocked in three Pirate runs.
Donald Choate and John Giordano roped two hits for the Rockies.
Marlins 11, Giants 10
Michael Anstett doubled, stole third base and scored the winning run in the sixth inning as the Lake Tahoe Gold, Jewelry & Loan Marlins ruined a fabulous comeback by the Tahoe Paradise Realty Giants.
Scott Hoffman and Ian Chandler smashed two hits for the Marlins.
The Giants rallied from a seven-run deficit with a seven-run sixth inning. Severin Nobriga and Ivan Trebotich knocked three hits for the Giants.
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