Little League<br>Majors Roundup
(Following is a summary of last week's Williams Little League Majors baseball games. Players who collect two-plus hits or an extra-base hit are listed, based on the official scorebook, along with the winning pitcher).
Devil Rays 12, Astros 11
Ash Fork’s Chris Myers tripled and then scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Devil Rays a 12-11 victory over the Williams Astros.
Myers hit the three-bagger and then crossed the plate moments later with no outs and Bert Sample at the plate.
The Astros held a 9-5 lead after three innings, but the Devil Rays rallied to tie the game in the fourth. Then trailing, 11-9, Ash Fork scored twice in the fifth to again force a tie. The Williams team went down scoreless in top of the sixth to set up the dramatic bottom half of the inning.
There was plenty of offense in the game. Wally Singley, Mike Jackson and Ethan Carmen each had two hits for the Devil Rays. Josh Gray hit a home run in the first inning and Myers had his triple in the sixth. Jackson and Carmen had two-baggers.
For the Astros, Shawn McWilliams and Kole Wiese each had three hits, including three triples for McWilliams and a home run for Wiese. Raul Duran, Ethan Durnez and Timmy Davis each collected two hits. Durnez hit an over-the-fence home run in the second inning. Duran and Davis had doubles.
Singley was the winning pitcher for the Devil Rays.
Astros 162 020—11
Devil Rays 411 321—12
2B—Raul Duran, Ethan Durnez, Timmy Davis, Mike Jackson, Ethan Carmen. 3B—Shawn McWilliams 2, Chris Myers. HR—Durnez, Kole Wiese, Josh Gray. WP—Wally Singley.
Tigers 34, Cardinals 5
The Williams Tigers cruised to a 34-5 victory over the Grand Canyon Cardinals Wednesday evening.
The Tigers hit double digits in two of the four innings played in the contest. The Williams ballclub had 10 in the second and 11 in the third.
Carl Osborne and Bobby Pruett each had three hits to lead the Tigers. Trevor Parenteau and Josh Pettit had two hits apiece. Garret Parenteau nailed a triple and Pruett had a double.
Austin Fairhead collected two hits for the Cardinals.
Austin Gastineau got the win on the mound for the Tigers.
Tigers 5(10)(11) 8—34
Cardinals 113 0—5
2B—Bobby Pruett. 3B—Garret Parenteau. WP—Austin Gastineau.
Tigers 17, Devil Rays 9
The Williams Tigers continued their winning ways this week by taking a 17-9 win over the Ash Fork Devil Rays.
Trailing 2-0, the Tigers erupted for 10 unanswered runs over the third and fourth innings to take a 10-2 lead. But the Devil Rays came right back with seven runs in the fourth to pull within one. That was it for the Ash Fork team, however, and the Tigers finished with a run in the fifth and six in the sixth to put the game away.
Carl Osborne and Trevor Parenteau led the Tigers with three hits apiece. Trevor Parenteau had three doubles, Osborne had one double and Garret Parenteau hit a triple.
For the Devil Rays, Bert Sample and Austin Gastineau each had three hits, including two doubles and triple for Gastineau. Dave Ekloff and Wally Singley each had two hits. Ekloff had a triple and double, Singley hit a double and Chris Myers had a triple.
Tigers 006 416—17
Devil Rays 200 700—9
2B—Carl Osborne, Trevor Parenteau 3, Austin Gastineau 2, Dave Ekloff, Wally Singley. 3B—Garret Parenteau, Gastineau, Eckloff, Chris Myers. WP—Bobby Pruett.
D-Backs 18, Pirates 16
The Williams Diamondbacks defended their perfect record by holding on for an 18-16 victory over the Parks Pirates Saturday.
The D-Backs jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the top of the first inning and appeared to be well in control. But Parks battled back to within 10-9 by the bottom of the second. After the Williams team went up 16-9 in the third, the Pirates again rallied and trailed only 16-13 heading into the fourth. Over the last two innings, the D-Backs scored twice and allowed three more runs, but held on to win.
Robbie Puga and Tyrell Valdivia led the D-Backs with three hits apiece, including two doubles by Puga and a double and fourth-inning home run by Valdivia. Keaton Hageman had two hits with a triple. Michael Pettit had a double.
For the Pirates, Andy Hammitt, Keegan Axtell, Brian Kelly and Justin Ringle each had two hits, including doubles by Axtell, Kelly and Ringle. Seth Tate hit an inside-the-park home run and Matthew Polley had a triple.
Hageman got the win in relief for the Diamondbacks.
D-Backs (10)06 20—18
Pirates 274 03—16
2B—Robbie Puga 2, Michael Pettit, Tyrell Valdivia, Keegan Axtell, Brian Kelly, Justin Ringle. 3B—Keaton Hageman, Matthew Polley. HR—Valdivia, Seth Tate. WP—Keaton Hageman.
Astros forfeit over Cardinals
The Williams Astros were credited with a forfeit win over the Grand Canyon Cardinals in the second game set for Saturday. The Cards did not have enough players to field a team.
The two ballteams did play a practice game with the Cardinals borrowing some players.