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Little League | Dawson Smith strikes out 9 in Red Sox win

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League: Truckee Major Little LeagueGame: Red Sox vs. Cubs, May 5Score: Red Sox 11, Cubs 1General: The Truckee Red Sox shook off Thursdayandamp;#8217;s close but disappointing loss to the North Tahoe Giants, exploding for five runs in the first inning against the first-place Truckee Cubs en route to an 11-1 win. Dawson Smith was outstanding on the mound as he struck out nine Cubs and only let in one earned run.Batting stars: For the Red Sox, Max Wingard was the hitting star of the day, going 3-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Sean Kelly was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Jack Wright also had two hits while scoring a run and driving in a run. Jayden Commendatorre, Andrew Kratz, Devin Lewis and Peter Vaio also had hits and scored runs.Fielding stars: With pitcher Dawson Smith recording nine strikeouts, there were few fielding plays for the Red Sox. But Andrew andamp;#8220;Kmanandamp;#8221; Kratz made a spectacular over-the-shoulder catch of a ball headed for a Texas Leaguer behind first base, and then handled two more chances in the fourth inning to record all three outs in the inning.andamp;#8212; Submitted by John Pratt, Red Sox coach.


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