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Grand slam leads Rockies over Royals

Mikey Van Gordan’s grand slam highlighted a three-homer attack as the Rockies bashed their way by the Royals 14-9 in a South Tahoe Little League major division game recently.

Marcus Mellberg and Jharrett Neamo slugged two-run homers during a four-run third inning.

Mellberg, Neamo, Cory Vermillion, Nicholas Heng had two hits.



Steven Lovengier did his best to keep the Royals close with his three hits – two two-baggers – and two runs.

Rockies 9, Rangers 5




Marcus Mellberg was double trouble for the Rangers as he bashed three of them, including one that triggered a game-turning six-run fifth inning.

Grant Guyer said hello and goodbye to a third-inning offering. Mikey Van Gordan also delivered three hits for the Rockies and drove home two runs. Cory Vermillion and Gharrett Neamo distributed two hits.

Matt Shively accounted for three of the four hits off Mellburg, Chris Shapiro and Albert Paloroan.

Giants 15, A’s 10

The Giants proved that it’s never too late to rally. Behind six runs in the sixth inning, the visitors came up big with a six spot in their final at-bat.

Randy Henson’s two-run double was the big blow during the comeback.

The momentum carried over into the seventh as the Giants scored five times on Henson’s two-run double and Gavin Smith’s two-run single.

Henson was nearly perfect as he went 5 for 6 with four RBIs and one run. Andrew Stuck and Kyle Churchill added three hits and James Moore, Tim Powers and Smith contributed two hits.

Cody Harrington and James Robinson pounded two hits for the A’s.

Giants 6, Pirates 4

Dillon Yuzbic and Garrett Gibb slapped a pair of singles and the Giants took advantage of 10 Pirate walks.

Brandon Eris didn’t register an at-bat as his patience was rewarded with four walks.

Andrew Stuck, Chris Smith and Randy Henson limited the Pirates to six hits, including two by Tim Powers. Vinnie Stagnaro and Brian Hanson only yielded five Giant hits.

Giants 20, Yankees 12

Troy Radke and Jake Cain combined for half of the Giants’ 18 hits as the club continued its late-season surge.

Radke batted a sizzling 1.000 with a 5-for-5 performance, which included two doubles, four runs and five RBIs. The other half of the potent combination raised some Cain with three singles, a double, three RBIs and two runs.

Randy Henson and Tim Powers chipped in three and two hits, respectively.

Ryan Gosh spanked three hits and Nick Loomis belted a two-run homer for the Yankees.

Cubs 15, Rangers 1

Matt Bobman clobbered four hits and was a third of the pitching trio that checked the Rangers on five hits.

Bobman tripled, laced four singles and fanned six batters in his two innings on the mound.

Curtis Maxwell and Kevin Schlange were the other bears on the bump. Haven Wilvers supplied the Cubs with three hits, while Darren Perucci and Maxwell smashed two.

Reds 16, Dodgers 1

R.J. Gardner and Tommy Franks spun a four-hitter as the Reds battered the Dodgers.

Leading the Reds’ 19-hit attack were Ryan Bosson, Alex Urreaga, Rob DeKruse and Scott Lusby with three hits.

The Dodgers’ Chris Thorne produced two singles.

Rockies 12, Pirates 12

A clutch two-run double by Brian Hanson with one out in the fifth inning gave the Pirates a tie with the Rockies.

Dillon Yuzbick smacked four of the Pirates’ 10 hits and knocked in five runs. Teammate Sean Maher cracked two hits.

Marcus Mellberg was rockin’ at the plate with three hits, including a homer and triple, and three RBIs. Patrick Lewis and Jharrett Neamo slashed two hits.

A’s 16, Royals 15

Johnathan Vasquez and Dean Spencer each delivered two hits during the A’s 13-run second inning.

However, the Royals didn’t become disinterested as they nearly came all the way back. Steven Lovengier inspired the comeback with three hits.

Reds 6, Giants 4

Ryan Bosson pitched the distance, escaping a three-run sixth inning to cool off the Giants. He scattered nine hits and fanned nine.

Kyle Churchill, Troy Radke and Tim Powers whallopped two hits for the Giants, who outhit their foes 9-6. Bosson had one of the six hits off Churchill and scored two runs, including the game-winner on a passed ball in the fifth inning.

Cubs 9, Pirates 4

The Cubs continued to thrive with their pitching-by-committee approach. Matt Bobman, Adam Wagner and Kevin Schlanged allowed three Pirates hits and struck out 13.

Schlange had one of the Cubs’ six hits off Dillon Yuzbic and scored three times.

Rockies 7, Dodgers 0

Albert Palaroan of the Meek’s Rockies fired a one-hit shutout and struck out 13 Chart House Dodgers.

Palaroan fanned the side three times and didn’t allow a hit until opposing pitcher Jake Jacobs led off the fifth inning with a single.

Home runs by Marcus Mellberg and Jharrett Neamo provided more than enough offense for the Rockies.

Nik Mercado reached the Dodgers for three hits, including a pair of doubles.

Reds 14, Yankees 5

The Red Hut Reds scored 13 times in the first three frames to bowl over the Optimist Yankees.

Greg Dupree slashed three hits and scored three runs for the winners. Ryan Bosson and Alex Urreaga added a pair of hits and combined to score seven runs.

James Montanari and Ben Goldenberg pounded two hits, and Ryan Gosh touched them all with a two-run first-inning bomb for the Yankees.

Royals 13, Rangers 12

The Alpine Septic & Plumbing Royals rallied for four runs with two outs in their final at-bat to edge the Shehadi Motors Rangers.

Three walks, an error and Josh Jones’ single fueled the winning rally.

The Royals’ Steven Lovengier’s four hits left the Rangers flushed. Evan McLean, Grant Guyer and Jones supplied a pair of hits for the Royals.

Luke Palmieri went 4 for 5 and scored twice and Martin Rubio delivered two hits and scored two times for the Rangers.


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