Truckee Little League: Red Sox cruise to big wins over Giants, Dandamp;#8217;Backs
League: Truckee Major Little League Game: Giants at Red Sox, June 7Score: Red Sox 8, Giants 1General: The Red Sox and the Giants played with the regular season championship and first seed for the playoffs next week at stake. The story of the night was of two Red Sox: Jack Wright, who in the second inning threw out a Giants runner with a great throw to home plate, and then in the bottom of the second (as seems to happen often) led off the inning with his first career home run. Then, he came in at the end of the game to end it on one pitch to one of the most dangerous hitters in the league, Cooper DeRyke. The second part of the story was Dawson Smith, who put on another great exhibition of pitching, reaching his pitch count limit just before the very last Giants batter. Dawson stuck out 11 and allowed only one run in a dominating performance. Batting Stars: For the Red Sox, Dawson Smith helped his own cause with a three-hit night, scoring a run, and driving in a run. Sean Kelly was outstanding as well, turning a double, a walk and a hit by pitch into three runs. Of course, Jack Wrightandamp;#8217;s home run was the hit of the day, but both Gibson Elkins and Drew Wingard had hits and scored runs. Fielding Stars: In addition to Dawsonandamp;#8217;s great pitching, and Jackandamp;#8217;s great throw from the outfield, Devin Lewis made a heads-up double play in the fifth inning, catching a ground ball, tagging the runner out going to second, and throwing to first to complete the double play. Jayden Commendatore made an outstanding catch in center field as did Ethan andamp;#8220;Etrainandamp;#8221; Maiden in right field. League: Truckee Major Little LeagueGame: Red Sox at Diamondbacks, June 6Score: Red Sox 15, Diamondbacks 4General: The Red Sox jumped out quickly, scoring the first three batters of the game, to take a 3andamp;#8211; 0 lead. The Diamondbacks responded just as quickly with two of their own in the bottom of the second. However, the Red Sox broke open the game with an explosive 10 runs in the second, with almost every Red Sox player scoring a run, a true team effort. Batting Stars: For the Red Sox, Sean Kelly and Dawson Smith both had two hits, scored two runs, and drove in two runs. Andrew Parkhurst also had two hits and scored a run. Jayden Commendatore had a hard-hit double and drove in two runs, and Peter Vaio had a bases-loaded single to also drive in two runs. Max Wingard also had a hit, scored two runs and drove in a run. Andrew andamp;#8220;Kmanandamp;#8221; Kratz, Ethan andamp;#8220;Etrainandamp;#8221; Maiden, Jack Wright, Gibson Elkins, and Drew Wingard also scored runs for the Red Sox. Fielding Stars: Playing second base, Drew Wingard and Devin Lewis each made multiple plays and anchored a fine Red Sox defense. Ethan andamp;#8220;Etrainandamp;#8221; Maiden made an excellent running catch in right field and Jayden Commendatore made a great snag of a line drive at shortstop. Max Wingard threw three effective innings as the starting pitcher and Andrew andamp;#8220;Kmanandamp;#8221; Kratz came on in the last inning to close out the game, shutting the Dandamp;#8217;backs down with two strikeouts and a ground ball out.andamp;#8212; Submitted by John Pratt, Truckee Major Red Sox Coach
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