Dill pitches, hits Mariners to win
Nick Gunn and Tyler Dill stirred up quite a breeze on May 11, striking out 15 A’s collectively in the Mariners’ 12-3 South Tahoe Little League minor division victory.
Todd Benedict Benny Margherone and Gabe Strong had the only hits off Gunn and Dill.
Dill also was devastating in the batter’s box, blasting a grand slam and a single. Hugh Killebrew and Bryan Peuse contributed two hits to the winning cause, and Joe Cerceo lashed a double.
Mariners 18, A’s 16
Mariners’ Tyler Dill, Nick Gunn and Tristan Beckwith touched home plate in the fifth inning, providing the decisive scores in a high-scoring game with the A’s.
Gunn, Cory Cooney and Liam Loftis each belted doubles for the Mariners. Cooney collected two hits and Dill scored three times.
Gabe Strong and Benny Margherone scored three runs for the A’s.
Royals 19, Dodgers 11
The Dodgers couldn’t keep Kyle Moreno off the basepaths and they paid dearly. Moreno’s stat line included four runs, two hits and five stolen bases.
Ben Manoukian of the Dodgers was busy on the bases as well with two singles, two runs and five stolen bases.
Angels 18, Dodgers 7
Robert Bartavian, David Sando and Chris Collins combined to score half of the Angels’ runs. All three Angels also pitched, along with Danny Gould, in holding the Dodgers in check for most of the game.
The Dodgers’ Michael Gardner, Aaron Johnson and Max Brejc reached base each time they came to the plate.
A’s 16, Rockies 14
Gabe Strong homered and Todd Benedict, Benny Margherone, Collin Cooney, Oliver Ortiz and Jacob Washalefsky added singles as the A’s rallied for six runs in their last at-bat.
The A’s scored six runs in each of the last two innings after falling behind 7-4 through four innings. Cooney (double) and Washalefsky led the A’s with two hits.
Rockies’ leadoff hitter Grant Fagen had two hits and three runs scored.
Mariners 20, Royals 18
Bryan Peuse’s second single of the game highlighted a six-run fourth inning, enabling the Mariners to hold on against the Royals.
Peuse, Nick Gunn, Cory Cooney and Hugh Killebrew scored three runs for the winners.
The Royals’ Colby Eymann delivered two hits, including a double, and scored three times.
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