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March 20, 2007 > Niles/Centerville Little League

Niles/Centerville Little League

March 10, 2007

Minor B - Reds 13 White Sox 3

Summary by Marta Vera Leon:
The White Sox continued to give it their all in the second game of the season. With most of the team transitioning from Farm to Minor B, the White Sox players are showing tremendous team spirit and determination. At today's game, many of the terrific plays happened in the infield as the White Sox players worked hard to throw out runners.

Ken Oliver and Alex Rodriguez served as the game's pitchers and did a terrific job partnering with Damian Ulloa at first base and Dylan Edelson at second base. Showing us that they were ready to outplay the Reds, Ulloa and Edelson demonstrated awesome skills. Paolo Delgado was also a key contributor to the game as he partnered with Edelson on defense and made several successful plays.

Jeff Collins played extremely well at third base by catching several fly balls, contributing to many of the Reds' outs. Matt Collins proved one of the game's strongest hitters by smacking the ball into the outfield several times. The best offensive play of the game for the White Sox came from Evric Gray as he smashed an RBI hit to bring home several of his teammates. With his hit, the White Sox players were able to avoid a shutout.


Inter-League Junior - Dodgers 11 Reds 1

Summary by Jill Erickson:
Everyone contributed to another Dodger team effort. Nine of twelve players had an RBI, nine different players had a hit, and nine different players crossed the plate. Bryce Fryan pitched well over 6 innings with 11 strike outs while allowing only 3 hits. The Dodgers' outfielders had a long day in the 2 hour and 45 minute game, as all the outs were made in the infield.


Farm - Royals 6 A's 5

Summary by Dana Casey:
What an awesome game of baseball played on the minor league field! All together the Royals had 16 hits and the A's had 10 with the Royals coming up with 7 of those hits in the bottom of the 1st. The Royals' E.J. Santos, Colton Casey, Jackson Christopulos and John Michael Kovacich plated the first RBI's of the game in the 1st inning. Early in the contest, the A's Isaac Huffman made an outstanding play at first base to record an out as did the Royals first baseman, Thomas Ponitowski.

During the 3rd inning, second baseman, Christopulos, scooped the ball and made a good throw for an out at first while the Royals pitcher, Ryan Caravantes, caught a pop up for the 3rd out of the inning. The 4th inning began with only 10 minutes remaining in the time limit and the A's holding a 5-4 lead. In the top of the 4th the Royals held the A's scoreless with the help of a great play in the infield by Casey as he threw the ball to first baseman Trevor Gee who made a super stretch to get the ball in time for an out.

With the Royals trailing 5-4 in the bottom of the 4th inning and time running out, this would be the last at bat for the home team. The A's got the first out of the inning on an excellent play between second baseman, Alan Edwards, and first baseman, Sam Hoeven. With two outs, and the score still 5-4 A's, the rally hats came out. The Royals would string together 5 hits, including RBI's by Gee and Ponitowski, to give the Royals a 6-5 win. The Royals' game balls went to Caravantes and Gee.

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