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Little League | Giants rally in 6th to edge Red Sox for championship

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Courtesy photoThe Giants of the Truckee Little League Majors division defeated the Red Sox 4-3 for the championship on Friday. The bottom row from left to right are Cole Harrity, Jamie Parisi, Shane Poe, Ian Schmidig and Colin Just. In the middle row are Connor Vaughan, Ryland Ward, Brennen Conklin, Cooper DeRyk, Conor Pugh and Hunter Rogers, with coaches Tom Just, Carl DeRyk, Craig Poe and Matt Parisi in the back.
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League: Truckee Major Little League

Game: Giants at Red Sox, Championship, June 15

Score: Giants 4, Red Sox 3

Summary: Truckee Little League came to a close Friday with the Major Divisionand#8217;s Championship game under the lights at Truckee River Regional Park. After winning their respective playoff games, the No. 1-seeded Red Sox and No. 2-seeded Giants took the field with a couple hundred spectators watching.

The game was a real pitchersand#8217; duel between the Red Soxand#8217;s Dawson Smith and the Giantsand#8217; Colin Just. Both pitchers pitched five innings, with Smith allowing only four hits and Just only five. Relievers Max Wingard for the Red Sox and Cole Harrity for the Giants were called upon to pitch the sixth inning, when the Red Sox led 3-2.

The Giants scrapped together two runs with a double by Just and a single by Ian Schmidig to take a 4-3 lead into the bottom of the sixth. Harrity then recorded a three-up, three-down inning to preserve the lead and the win for the Giants.

Just led the Giants with three hits in the game, while Cooper DeRyk, Jamie Parisi and Schmidig each contributed one hit. For the Red Sox, Smith, Jayden Commendatore, Max Wingard, Gibson Elkins and Drew Wingard collected a hit apiece.


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