Rogers’ clutch hit knocks Dodgers from unbeaten ranks
Unbeaten Little League seasons are hard to come by, and the Dodgers found that out against the Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Jason Rogers smacked a two-out, two-run double in the sixth inning to lift the Red Sox to a 4-3 South Tahoe Little League majors victory over the previously unbeaten Dodgers.
The two-bagger scored Connor McKeen, who had singled, and Jared Fajman, who had walked.
The Dodgers (8-1) had taken a 3-2 lead by pushing two runs across the plate in the top of the sixth inning. Cory Plummer and Kyante Wilson collected base hits to set up River Quinn with his game-changing double.
Red Sox pitcher Andrew Noll limited the Dodgers to four hits entering the final inning, while Wilson three-hit the Red Sox through five innings.
McKeen finished with two hits and two runs, while Noll roped a triple. Plummer led the Dodgers with two hits.
Angels 7, Yankees 6
Kirby David recorded the final two outs with the bases loaded, preserving the Angels’ one-run lead against the Yankees.
The Angels were ahead 7-1 at one point, but the Yankees scored five runs in their final three at-bats.
Kyle Miller had three hits and scored two runs for the Angels, while Gabe Carranza and Jarret Young delivered two hits. Craig Levine topped the Yankees with two hits, including a double, and two runs scored.
A’s 15, Yankees 9
The A’s top two hitters – Ty Sprock and Spencer Buchholz – frustrated Yankees’ pitchers. Sprock and Buchholz combined for eight hits and seven runs scored.
Three of Sprock’s hits went for two bases, and Buchholz hit two doubles. Liam Loftis and Jessie Crouch each swatted a pair of hits, while Luke Garratt scored four runs.
Dominic Diana belted two doubles and a single and scored twice for the Yankees. Levine, Kyle Rossi and Bryan Peuse also hit doubles for the Yankees. Peuse and Dylan Gardner collected two hits.
Giants 12, Red Sox 1
Giants’ starting pitcher Sergio Burqueno allowed three straight hits to start the game, then allowed only three the rest of the way to pitch the complete game.
Burqueno struck out six, including the final two batters.
Chad Kaassamani and Kolby Eymann pinged out three hits apiece, and Burqueno and Jommy Smith chipped in two. Jack Coolbaugh led the Giants with three runs scored.
McKeen had two of the Red Sox’s hits.
Red Sox 7, A’s 6
McKeen knocked in the tying run and Jared Lindner chased home the winning run with his single as the Red Sox rallied to beat the A’s.
The A’s took a 6-5 lead in the top of the sixth inning on Crouch’s RBI double. But the Red Sox battled back in the bottom of the frame on a hit batter and successive singles by Kyle Moreno, McKeen and Lindner.
Noll led the Red Sox with three hits and two runs scored, while Moreno, McKeen and Lindner connected for two hits. For the A’s, Buchholz blasted a three-run homer, and Sprock and Loftis supplied two hits.
Angels 9, Yankees 2
Four Angels’ pitchers scattered eight hits in the seven-run win over the Yankees.
David, Young, Carranza and Tyler Dill each toiled on the bump for the winners.
Carranza went 3 for 3 and scored twice, and Miller and Grant Fagen slugged a pair of hits for the Angels.
Randy Hutton clubbed two doubles for the Yankees, while Diana hit a double and a single.
Dodgers 11, Yanks 5
Trevor McCollough’s triple keyed a four-run fourth inning, enabling the Dodgers to pull away from the Yankees.
The Yankees had pulled to within 5-4 in the top of the fourth.
Wilson hit a run-scoring triple an inning later as the Dodgers scored two insurance runs. Skylar Sheldon led the Dodgers with three hits, and Wilson and Logan Brewer lashed out two hits.
Levine and Hutton led the Yankees’ attack with two hits, while Randy Stockton tripled and scored.
Dodgers 8, Red Sox 1
Sheldon pitched a complete-game five-hitter and fanned six for the Dodgers.
Plummer had a homer among his three hits, and Wilson and Tyler Buyak were part of the two-hit club.
McKeen had three of his club’s five hits.