Potnick powers D-Backs by the Cubs
Alex Potnick was a one-man wrecking crew for the Diamondbacks in a 2-0 South Lake Tahoe Little League majors victory against the Cubs on June 3.
Potnick pitched five innings of two-hit relief while fanning 13. He also drove in both of the Diamondbacks’ runs with a long homer over the center-field fence and a RBI single.
Bobby Oakes tripled to lead off the Cubs’ fourth inning but was stranded at third as Potnick followed with three straight strikeouts.
Pirates 11, Cubs 10
Tyler Sharp tripled in the tying run and then stole home for the game-winner as the Pirates rallied past the Cubs.
The Pirates trailed 8-2 after two innings but fought back on the strength of a Moriah Lane two-run homer and a two-run single by Gregory Stewart. Juliano Sparzo also delivered a huge triple and scored on a error in the fifth to tie the score at 9.
Pirates’ cleanup hitter Alex Vogt was 3 for 4 with three runs scored, while Laine, Stewart and Sparzo chipped in two hits.
Sharp handcuffed the Cubs’ attack after their seven-run second, limiting them to two runs in a four-inning period. Bobby Oakes, Geddy Miller and Connor Henderson led the Cubs with three hits apeice, and Colton Marchesseault clubbed a triple.
Pirates 9, Reds 3
Moriah Lane and Alex Vogt combined for six hits, six runs and two homers as the Pirates stopped the Reds.
Bryce Hallam and Sklyer Sheldon cracked two hits for the winners. Dakota Cronin tripled and Charlie Manoukian doubled for the Reds.
Giants 13, Rockies 12
The Giants rallied from a 10-5 deficit with six runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
The Rockies were one out from victory, but Jason Elder and Leo Trebotich scored two-out runs to pull out the win. Trebotich also hit a big, two-run double in the fifth inning.
Trebotich and R.J. Rupp led the Giants with two hits apiece.
Joebacci Zanetell, Tanner McAvoy and Grant Jones formed a productive 1-2-3 punch for the Rockies, collecting 11 hits and four runs between them. Zanetell and McAvoy connected for a double.
Michael Woods delivered three hits for the Rockies and Hayden Bronken was good for two.
D-Backs 11, Reds 9
The Diamondbacks scored all 11 of their runs in the first inning and then withstood a furious Reds’ rally.
Six bases on balls and a homer and single by Alex Potnick contributed to lengthy first inning.
Craig Kondoff had a double among his four hits for the Diamondbacks, while Potnick and Tanner Burghard rapped two.
The Reds’ balanced attack saw Andrew Contaxis, Rylan Tepper, Justin Dalton and Dominic Diana collect two hits apiece.
Despite their huge early deficit, the Reds were able to battle back and have the tying run at the plate with two out in the sixth but a popup to the pitcher ended the game.
Cubs 6, Reds 2
Jess Latta, Colton Marchesseault and Jared Morris combined on a four-hitter and 12 strikeouts in the Cubs’ win.
Morris singled and scored during a two-run second inning and Connor McKeen singled and scored as the Cubs scored twice more in the third. Garrett Bronken singled, stole two bases and scored twice for the Cubs.
Reds’ pitchers Justin Dalton, Rylan Tepper and Andrew Contaxis limited the Cubs to four hits.
A’s 17, Rockies 2
Ty Sprock scored four times and Hunter Morgan and John Cefalu collected four hits as the A’s roughed up the Rockies.
The A’s scored five runs in the third and six in the fifth to break it open.
Cody Higgins, Brady Rennison and Miltaiye Vasquez delivered three hits and scored six runs between them.
Higgins, Rennison and Kolton Van Pelt scattered eight Rockies’ hits, two of which came off the bat of Joe Anderson.
Pirates 11, Giants 3
Alex Vogt capitalized on a rare opportunity to hit in the Pirates’ leadoff spot, belting three hits and scoring three times. He also responded on the mound, holding the Giants to three hits.
Cory Plummer and Tyler Sharp added a pair of hits for the Pirates.
Giants 7, A’s 2
Jake Braun and Leo Trebotich held the A’s to four hits as the A’s finally lost after reeling off nine straight wins.
Trebotich struck out the side in the fifth and sixth innings.
Chris Peterson, Eric Ward and James Coolbaugh launched two hits apiece for the Giants.
Reds 14, Rockies 12
Sixth-inning singles by Kris DiGrande, Andrew Contaxis and Charlie Manoukian helped the Reds rally past the Rockies.
The Rockies had taken a 12-11 lead in the fifth inning on singles by Grant Jones and Tanner McAvoy.
The Reds’ Rylan Tepper earned three straight intentional passes after launching home runs in his first two at-bats. Joebacci Zanetell also homered for the Rockies. Hayden Bronken had two hits for the Rockies.