Braves continue chase of Phillies as both win Saturday
The Phillies (10-0) remained in first place in the Lincoln Little League Majors standings with a 14-4 win over the Giants in Saturday’s late game.
The Phillies had 17 hits in the game, including home runs by Brennan Rozell, Ty Williams, Grady Manley and Joey Baker.
Rozell was 4-4 with two runs batted in. Also credited with two RBI were Williams, Manley, Kyle Easter and Baker. Rozell nearly hit for the cycle but had two triples in place of a double.
Hitting for the Giants were Jacob Lemus (double), Austin Ratliff, P.J. Lemus and Xavier Ortega. Ratliff, Chase Dunkinson and P.J. Lemus had RBIs. Jack Corriveau, Tyler Guthrie each scored and Jacob Lemus scored twice.
Baker, Peter Ordonio and Haydn Cloud pitched for the Phils; the SF nine sent Jack Corriveau and Jacob Lemus to the mound.
Game 2 – The Braves (8-1) stayed a game and a half behind the Phillies by defeated the Rangers 12-4 in the 3:30 p.m. game.
Harry Rounds had two home runs in the contest and Cole Cavarra hit one. It was Cavarra’s seventh round-tripper of the season to lead the Majors; Rounds has four. Rounds and Michael Newsom drove in nine of the Atlanta nine’s runs.
The Texans had hits by Aiden Isola, Evan Risucci, Alex Nunez and Robert Griffin. Ernie Cuevas, Risucci, Nunez and Griffin all scored.
Risucci and Nunez provided the Rangers’ pitching; Rounds, Cavarra and Brett Woolley pitched for the Braves.
The Braves and Phillies will go head-to-head at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday night at McBean Park.
Game 1 – In the early game, the Pirates topped the Rays 12-4. The win put the Bucs (5-4) into third place a half game ahead of the Rangers (5-5).
For the Pirates, Nick Althouse was 4-4 with a double and two RBI, and Brennan MacDonald, Jared Kelty and Dylan Jacobs all had two hits. Both of MacDonald’s hits were triples and Logan Shane also had a three-bagger.
Nolan Chapple had two hits for the Florida nine and Max Pettey also singled. Ben Buhler had an RBI.
Chapple, Gavin Young, Pettey and Josiah Woodward all scored. Pettey and Buhler provided the pitching.
On the mound for the Pirates were MacDonald and Tommy Turner. The two combined for 14 strikeouts.
April 22 – Rays at Pirates, 7:15 pm
April 23 – Braves at Phillies, 7:15 pm
April 24 – Giants at Rays, 7:15