Reds rally by Rangers
Fifth-inning runs by Jason Winslow and Teddy Kosciolek rallied the Olivo Zicko & Company CPAs to a 5-4 South Tahoe Little League major division postseason win over the Holmgren Tree Service Rangers on Tuesday
First-inning doubles by Winslow and Chris Condella staked the Rangers to a 2-0 lead. But the Rangers scored the next three runs before David Mejia tied it at 3 with a solo homer in the fourth. Ryan Woods scored the tie-breaking run for the Rangers in the fifth before the Reds rallied in the bottom of the inning.
Winslow and Condella were also standouts on the bump, allowing five hits while striking out nine. Elijiah Townsend led the Rangers with two hits, and Winslow topped the winners with two knocks.
Diamondbacks 7, Pirates 3
K.J. Allister, Kirk Baines and Charlotte Lee combined for seven hits and five runs as the Frank’s TV and Electronics eliminated the Dr. Glenn Gibb DDS from the postseason tournament June 18.
Nathan Garofalos, Tony Stagnaro and Allister limited the Pirates to six hits.
Garrett Gibb delivered two hits, a run and a RBI for the Pirates.
Marlins 5, Rangers 2
The Lake Tahoe Coin, Jewelry & Loan fell behind 2-0 in the first inning but Scott Hoffman and Sam Pierini scored two runs apiece to lift the Marlins past the Holmgren Tree Service Rangers.
Joe Morris and Ian Chandler pitched four-hit shutout ball over the final five innings.
Elijiah Townsend had two hits and two RBIs for the Rangers.
Reds 20, Giants 14
Daniel Swain went 4 for 4 and Teddy Kosciolek and Chris Condella rapped three hits apiece as the Olivo Zicko & Company CPAs kept the Tahoe Paradise Realty Giants out of the playoffs.
The Reds made two big innings pay off, scoring six runs in the second frame and seven in the fifth.
Kevin Yelles and David Mejia contributed two hits to the Reds’ 18-hit attack. Both Yelles’ hits went for extra bases, including a triple and double.
The Giants scored nine runs over the final two innings, but it wasn’t enough. Severin Nobriga smacked two Giants triples, while Kyle Dupree collected two hits and four runs.
A’s 24, Yankees 2
Holding the Accurate Audio Video A’s, the defending Little League champions, to two runs through three innings wasn’t a good omen for the South Tahoe Rotary Yankees.
The A’s bats were bound to wake up, and boy did they ever. They scored seven runs in the fourth inning to break a 2-2 tie and buried the Yankees with 15 runs in the fifth.
The heart of the Accurate Audio Video did the brunt of the damage as Kyle Mazzoni, Marty Harris and Ian Rice each had four hits and scored three runs. Michael Orman swatted three hits for the winners, while Brendan Rice, Zach Kropf and David Schue spanked two.
Kropf and Mazzoni also took care of business on the mound, surrendering five hits and striking out nine. Chris Diana had two hits and scored a run for the Yankees.
Pirates 11, Cubs 8
Michael Blank went 4 for 4, including a triple that started a game-winning three-run rally in the sixth inning, as the Dr. Glenn Gibb DDS Pirates outslugged the Sierra-at-Tahoe Cubs.
Michael Olivo, Tim Jurich and Anthony Demetri contributed singles to the Pirates’ winning rally. Jurich also tripled and doubled and scored four runs.
Ryan Lucia had two hits for the Pirates.
Beau Hallum tripled, doubled and collected three RBIs for the Cubs.
Diamondbacks 5, Rockies 0
K.J. Allister and Kevin Lucero of Frank’s TV and Electronics worked the Lakeside Inn Rockies for eight strikeouts and a three-hit shutout.
The Diamondbacks only had five hits, including two by Lucero, but the victors scored three runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth to put away the Rockies. Lucero and Charlotte Lee each scored twice.
Mario Amial hit two singles for the Rockies.
Marlins 9, A’s 8
The Lake Tahoe Coin, Jewelry and Loan Marlins handed the Accurate Audio Video A’s their second loss, stranding the tying and winning runs on first and second bases in the final inning.
Zach Kropf doubled in two runs during the A’s four-run sixth-inning rally, but Thomas Crist struck out the final batter.
Joel Morris and Garret Kankel singled in runs during a five-run third inning as the Marlins took a commanding 7-3 lead. Crist, Kankel and Aaron Datrio each spanked two hits for the Marlins.
Marty Harris went 4 for 4 and knocked in two runs for the A’s, while teammates David Schue and Kropf delivered two hits.
Pirates 16, Rockies 1
Garrett Gibb, Tim Jurich and Kyle Heidt scattered six hits and fanned seven as the Dr. Glenn Gibb DDS. Pirates rocked the Lakeside Inn Rockies.
A seven-run first inning and six-run sixth inning buried the Rockies. Michael Olivo and Ryan Lucia were dialed in as they each smacked three hits and combined for three runs and two RBIs. Gibb delivered two hits and two RBIs and scored three runs.
Jared Arnold gave the Rockies two hits from his leadoff spot.
Reds 8, Cubs 6
Teddy Kosciolek’s tie-breaking two-run double in the fourth inning lifted the Olivo Zicko & Company CPAs Reds past the Sierra-at-Tahoe Cubs.
Kosciolek also doubled during a two-run first inning. Tyler Cobrae was the only other Red with two hits.
The Cubs scored five of their six runs in the third inning. Bo Hallum, who pitched a complete game, led the Cubs with two hits.
Giants 18, Yankees 1
This one was stopped after three innings when an injury left the South Tahoe Rotary Yankees with eight players, one short of the minimum.
Before the stoppage, the Tahoe Paradise Realty Yankees teed off for 17 hits. Severin Nobriga cracked three hits and scored four runs. Devin Middlebrook and Bret Damron also had three hits for the Giants. Pinging out two hits were Spencer Orman and Derrick Sweet.
Chris Diana led the Yankees with two hits.
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