MacLean homers twice as Royals edge Yanks
Evan MacLean showed that you don’t have to hit in the cleanup spot to deliver the deep ball.
MacLean’s two-run homer in the fifth inning lifted the Royals past the Optimist Club Yankees 12-11 in a recent South Tahoe Little League major division game. He also homered in the second inning and batted 4 for 4 with three runs scored.
Steven Lovingier and Sho Kashima swatted three hits for the winners. Two of Lovingier’s went for three bases.
The Yankees, which took an 11-9 lead in the top of the fifth with five runs, received three hits from Ben Goldenberg.
Rockies 22, Giants 2
Mike Van Gorden’s bases-clearing triple highlighted a six-run first inning as the Meek’s Rockies blasted the Longs Drug Store Giants.
Van Gorden and Jharrell Neamo smacked four hits for the Rockies, who benefitted from 13 Giant walks.
Marcus Mellberg homered for the Rockies.
Neamo and Daniel Tinlin combined on a five-hitter and seven strikeouts.
Dodgers 10, A’s 8
The Chart House Dodgers scored six unanswered runs, including four in the sixth inning, to rally from an 8-4 deficit.
A double by Anna Kingman, her second of the game, and singles by Derek Kolstadt, Jake Jacobs, Taylor Wood and Brian Vogt keyed the final-inning comeback.
Kolstadt, Jacobs and Vogt contributed three hits to the Dodgers’ 16-hit output. Cody Harrington and Zack Kropa lined three hits for the Auccurate Audio Video A’s.
Reds 13, Rangers 12
The Red Hut Reds withstood a four-run final-inning rally by the Shehadi Motors Rangers to win a wild one.
Greg Dupree and Jason Hallano clutchly delivered three hits for the winners, while Ryan Bosson scored three runs.
Dupree and Bosson struck out 11 Ranger batters.
The Rangers received three hits from Buck Pershing and two hits, two RBIs and three runs from Martin Rubio.
Cubs 8, Pirates 5
Three errors and a timely triple by Adam Wagner and double by Darren Perruci led to a six-run fifth inning, wiping out a 5-2 Champion Carpet Pirates lead.
Matt Bobman and Kevin Schlange checked the Pirates on three hits. Bobman also helped his own cause with a homer.
The Pirates Vinny Stagnaro and Kyle Jones limited the Cubs to seven hits and fanned nine.
Rockies 25, Yankees 9
The Meek’s Rockies brought out the lumber again, making the Rufus Allen park resemble Coors Field.
The Rockies connected for 25 hits, including four by Jharrell Neamo.
Neamo was a triple shy of the cycle, as he hammered a grand slam and knocked in seven runs.
Daniel Tinlin also played an instrumental part in the trouncing, lashing four hits, including a triple and double, and scored three runs.
Meek’s big innings were an eight-run first and 10-run second.
Also taking the wood to the Optimist Club Yanks were Cory Vermillion, two doubles and a single and three runs; Nicholas Heng, two hits, two walks and four runs; and Joel Uppendahl, three hits and three runs.
Brian Galea and Nick Loomis doubled for the Yanks.
Rangers 20, A’s 18
Eight walks and Steve Yarrow’s double and single led to a game-turning 11-run fourth inning as the Shehadi Motors A’s outlasted the Accurate Audio Video A’s.
The’s A’s came back to score six runs in the fifth inning, but it wasn’t enough to force the Rangers to hit in their half.
Spencer Dean socked a pair of triples for the A’s.
Royals 11, Giants 10
The Royals only reached Kyle Churchill and Troy Radke for four hits, but eight walks and a slew of wild pitches produced the victory.
Evan MacLean and Anthony Cecchettini hit two-baggers for the Royals, while Radke and Churchill collected a double and single for the Longs Drug Store Giants.
Reds 10, Cubs 9
Clutch sixth-inning doubles by Alex Urreaga and Rob Dekruse keyed a two-run rally. Dekruse’s second two-bagger of the game with one out scored Greg Dupree with the deciding run.
Dupree bashed a two-run homer and walked three times. The Cubs’ Darren Perruci and Kevin Schlange had two hits.
Pirates 18, Dodgers 9
Kyle Jones’ three-run homer, a two-run double by Derrick Witters and Brandon Eris’ RBI triple contributed to a decive 10-run fifth inning as the Champion Carpets beat the Chart House Dodgers.
Jones was more than a one-inning star as he collected two triples and a single and scored four runs. Eris had three hits and scored two runs.
Jones and Dillon Yvzbick restricted the Dodgers’ bats to six hits and fanned eight hitters. Brian Vogt led the Dodgers with two doubles.
Cubs 11, Giants 1
Kyle Churchill’s first-inning single was the only hit off the Sierra-at-Tahoe Cubs’ Matt Bobman, Jerel Dutton and Darren Perucci.
They also were linked to 12 strikeouts, including the side three times.
Bobman, Dutton and Perucci also brought their bats, combining for six hits and six runs.
Rangers 10, Yankees 3
After surrendering three first-inning runs, Shehadi Motors Rangers hurler Trevor Crossley settled down to allow only two more hits to pick up the complete-game win.
Crowley gave up four hits and struck out nine.
Buck Pershing homered, Matt Shively spanked a pair of doubles and a single and Crossley tripled and singled to lead the Rangers’ comeback.
Ben Goldenberg led the Optimist Yankees with two hits.
Royals 7, Dodgers 7
This matchup wound up a tie when the lights went out in the sixth inning, negating the Royals’ five-run uprising.
Sho Kashima led the Royals with three hits, while Anna Kingman cracked a two-run homer and two singles for the Chart House Dodgers. Taylor Woods also came through with three hits for the Dodgers.
Reds 10, Pirates 3
Ryan Bosson and Greg Dupree slugged two-run homers as the Red Hut Reds pulled the rug from under the Champion Carpets Pirates.
Bosson also doubled and scored twice, and teammate Alex Urreaga slugged two hits and scored twice.
Bosson and Dupree also were huge on the mound, giving up seven hits and fanning 11.
Kyle Jones and Dillon Yvzbick collected two hits for the Pirates, and Brandon Eris tripled.
Rockies 34, A’s 6
The Meek’s Rockies certainly understand how to greet an opponent, scoring 16 runs in the first inning against the Accurate Audio Video A’s.
Mike Van Gordan slammed a homer, three doubles and a single to lead the rout. Marcus Mellberg had five hits and Nik Mercado rapped four hits.
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