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).
Marissa Timeche of the Grand Canyon Cardinals gets a few pointers from her third-base coach during a practice game in Williams recently.
Tigers 7, Diamondbacks 2
The Williams Tigers handed the Williams Diamondbacks their only loss of the season last week in Little League Majors action.
The Tigers overcame an early 2-0 deficit to score seven unanswered runs for a 7-2 victory.
The D-Backs opened the game with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning, but pitcher Bobby Pruett and his team’s defense would hold the opponent in check over the next five innings.
In the bottom of the first, the Tigers struck for five runs. Chuck Sandoval was the first to reach base with a one-out walk. From there, Trevor Parenteau singled, Garret Parenteau doubled and Pruett singled to create some runs.
After a strikeout, Austin Gastineau singled and Joel Montoya doubled to keep the inning going. The inning ended with a strikeout, but the Tigers had sent nine batters to the plate in the frame.
The Tigers then added two more in the second inning. Trevor Parenteau got things started with a two-out single, followed by a Garret Parenteau RBI double. Pruett then knocked in another run with an RBI single.
Garret Parenteau ended up with two hits in the game, both doubles. Pruett also had two hits. Montoya had a double.
Pruett was the winning pitcher.
Keaton Hageman had two hits for the Diamondbacks, which finish the regular season with a 9-1 record and head into this week’s tournament as the No. 1 seed.
Diamondbacks 200 000—2
Tigers 520 00x—7
2B—Garret Parenteau 2, Joel Montoya. WP—Bobby Pruett.
Pirates 20, Cardinals 9
The Parks Pirates ended the regular season on a high note with a 20-9 victory over the Grand Canyon Cardinals in a makeup game.
The Pirates trailed 7-4 after one inning and 7-6 after two innings, but erupted for nine in the top of the third to cruise to the mercy-rule win.
Justin Ringold led the Pirates with four hits, including two home runs and a double. Keegan Axtell had three hits, including a triple. Brian Kelly and Matthew Polley each had two hits, including a double for Kelly. Andy Hammitt and Max Barajas also had doubles.
For the Cardinals, Jonathan Yazzie and Casey Gibson each had two hits, including doubles. Jonathan Wilkerson, Magen Timeche and Austin Fairhead also had doubles.
Ringold was the winning pitcher in relief.
Pirates 429 5—20
Cardinals 701 1—9
2B—Andy Hammitt, Justin Ringold, Max Barajas, Brian Kelly, Matthew Polley, Jonathan Wilkerson, Magen Timeche, Austin Fairhead, Jonathan Yazzie, Casey Gibson. 3B—Keegan Axtell. HR—Ringold. WP—Ringold.
Note: Official scorebook incomplete.