Braves slug their way to 14-4 win over Giants at McBean
The Lincoln Little League Majors Braves demonstrated the firepower necessary to stay in the pennant race with the Phillies by handing the Giants a 14-4 defeat Friday night.
Cole Cavarra rode one out of the park for a 3-run home run in the first inning to set the tone of the game. The Braves would bring seven more runs across the plate that inning while leaving three stranded on base before taking the field.
The Bay Area boys scored three runs in the third inning to cut into that lead but it was short lived.
Jack Corriveau, P.J. Lemus and Jacob Lemus all scored in the inning. Jacob Lemus drove in his two teammates and Austin Ratliff singled home Jacob Lemus. Corriveau again crossed the plate in the fourth inning but that concluded the Giants’ scoring.
Michael Newsom and Cavarra scored three runs for the Atlanta nine and Cavarra also had three runs batted in. Newsom recorded two RBI as did Brett Woolley. Harry Rounds, Woolley, Blake Havey and Izack Licata all had hits; Licata doubled as did Cavarra.
The Braves’ Clayton Coats and Woolley pitched two innings apiece and Jacob Lemus and Tyler Guthrie threw for the Giants. Jacob Lemus worked 2 2/3 innings.
The win kept the Braves just .177 percentage points behind the league-leading Phillies.
The Braves will have to return to McBean Park today at 1:15 to host the Pirates; the Phillies and Rays to follow.
BRAVES 14, GIANTS 4
Giants 0 0 3 1 x x – 4
Braves 10 0 3 1 x x – 14
Saturday – Braves at Pirates, 1:15 pm
Saturday – Cardinals at Giants, 3:30 pm
Saturday – Rays at Phillies, 6 pm