South Tahoe Little League final four set
Matt Bobman fired a one-hitter and nine of the 12 batters he retired went down on strikes as the Sierra-at-Tahoe Cubs advanced to the semifinals of the South Tahoe Little League major tournament with a 12-1 triumph over the Accurate Audio Video A’s on Tuesday.
The Cubs will meet the Giants, a 13-3 winner of the Rangers, today in the second semifinal at 5:30 p.m. at Al Tahoe Elementary School.
Darren Perucci’s double ignited a two-run first and his RBI triple highlighted a seven-run third inning.
Jerel Dutton rapped two hits and knocked in two runs for the Cubs. The Cubs’ Mike Gaston smacked a two-run double and reached base in all three plate appearances.
Dean Spencer’s one-out single in the fourth inning was the only hit off Bobman.
Giants 13, Rangers 3
Kyle Churchill tossed a five-hitter and fanned eight as the Longs Drugs/NORCAL Giants made four-inning work out of the Shehadi Motors Rangers.
James Moore’s three-run triple triggered a nine-run fourth inning that broke open what was a tight quarterfinal.
Churchill and Moore led the winners with two hits. Randy Henson and Josh Mason each scored three runs.
Jason Debacker and Martin Rubio combined for four of the Rangers’ hits.
Reds 7, Pirates 3
Greg Dupree and Ryan Bosson joined forces on 14 strikeouts and a two-hitter as the Red Hut Reds advanced to a semifinal showdown with the Rockies scheduled for 3 p.m. today.
Dupree also clobbered a two-run homer and Alex Urreaga legged out a pair of triples as the Reds made the most of their seven hits off Vinnie Stagnaro. Rob Dekruse also delivered two hits for the Reds, which put away the Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Pirates with a four-run third inning.
Stagnaro and Brandon Eris accounted for the Pirate hitting, and Ruben Aguilar scored two of the team’s three runs.
Rockies 12, Royals 4
The Meeks Rockies scored eight runs in the fifth inning to snap a 4-4 tie and qualify for the league semifinals.
A’s 14, Dodgers 2
Nick Kallenbach of the Accurate Audio Video A’s silenced the Chart House Dodgers on four hits as the A’s won their playoff opener Monday.
The A’s put together six straight hits, including singles by Dean Spencer, Kallenbach, Ian Rice, Abe Greenspan, Spencer Swearingen and James Robinson, to lead to a 10-run first inning.
Spencer and David Schue pounded three hits as the A’s swatted 15 in all. Cody Harrington, Greenspan and Robinson slapped two hits.
Jake Jacobs stroked two of the Dodgers’ four hits.
Pirates 16, Yankees 3
Brian Hanson threw a seven-hit complete game and Dillon Yuzbick slammed a three-run homer, triple and RBI double as the Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic Pirates made it through the first round of the playoffs with a rout of the Optimist Yankees.
Despite going hitless in the first frame, the Pirates scored six runs. Seven free passes made the inning productive.
Ruben Aguilar had two hits for the Pirates.
Ben Goldenberg’s RBI double highlighted a three-run Yankee fifth inning. Goldenberg had two doubles in his final game, and the Yankees’ Jason Anthenien poked a double and single.
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