Smith drives in 6 runs as Giants defeat Cubs
Vincent Smith drove in six runs with four hits in four at bats, including two homers and a double, as the Giants rolled past the Cubs 19-6 in Harlan Little League action Tuesday.
Tristan Cooper and Donovan Montanaro each had had three hits for the Giants. Dylan Cox added two hits. Nate Montanaro, Dalton Noe, Peyton Thompson, Jaxson Perry, Brody Owens and Landon Myers added one hit each.
Cooper gave up four runs (one earned) with four strikeouts and three walks in two innings. Nate Montanaro struck out four and walked none as he allowed two hits in two innings. Smith also pitched, giving up two runs on three walks.
Thomas Jordan paced the Cubs with a double and single. Jaydon Sutton added a double. Caleb Rose had a single.
Sutton, Tristian McMillian and Chris Gray shared mound duty.
The GIants fell 6-2 to the Braves on Monday.
Isaac Kelly and Bryce Mabes each had doubles for the Braves. Luke Kelly and Aiden Johnson added singles.
Isaac Kelly earned the win as he struck out 11, walked four and gave up only one hit in 4 2/3 innings. Elijah Freyer closed the game, striking out two and allowing one hit.
Cooper had both of the Giants’ hits.
Donovan Montanaro and Cox each pitched for the Giants.
Swanner tosses 4-hitter to lead Rays past Yanks
Jonah Swanner pitched a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts as the Rays defeated the Yankees 5-1 in Tri-City Little League action on Thursday.
Brayden Blakley and Swanner each hit inside-the-park homers while Blakley also added a triple. Nazareth Sanchez had two singles and closed the game on the mound, recording the final out. Jesse Franks, Luke Goode and Jayden Sexton added one single each.
Jaedyn Gist pitched for the Yankees, striking out 11 and walking two in 3 2/3 innings. Shawn Carroll pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, striking out six and walking one.
Carroll led the Yankees’ offense with a triple and single. Alex Creech had a double and single.
Swanner hit two inside-the-park homers as the Rays overpowered the Dodgers 14-3 on Tuesday. Sanchez added a triple and two singles. Darius Akal contributed an inside-the-park homer. Blakley had a triple and Goode added a double.
Franks pitched 1 2/3 innings with three strikeouts and five walks. Blakley went the rest of the way, striking out six and walking two to earn the win.
Tyler Lunsford led the Dodgers with two singles. Caleb Banks and Christian Teaster added a doubles. Kaden Boggs had a single.
Liam Garland, Karston Dixon and Lunsford shared mound duty.
Cornett pitches 1-hitter as Dragons defeat New Harlan
Ethan Cornett pitched a one-hitter and drove in four runs with a double and single as Harlan rolled past visiting New Harlan 13-2 in four innings on Tuesday in middle school baseball action.
Trey Barnes added two singles for the Dragons. Noah Lewis, Evan Browning and Montana Harris had one single each.
James Gray singled for the Patriots.