Little League roundup
In the Minor Division, Red Sox pitchers showed signs of the effect of canceled and back-to-back games. While Chris Towle did an outstanding job in his two innings of work ” as he struck out five batters and did not allow an earned run ” a succession of Red Sox pitchers had trouble finding the strike zone and walked a total of 15 Cubs in the third inning.
Blake Crosby was the Red Sox’s hitting star, as he went 2-for-2 with a single, double, and an RBI.
Andrew Blaker pitched very well, only allowing one earned run in his three innings of work. Again, back-to-back games had an effect on Red Sox pitchers, as 10 walks were issued in the final three innings.
Blake Crosby was the defensive star of the day, making an unassisted double play at first base and recording four other putouts, as well. Thomas Newcomb made an outstanding stop on a hard-hit ball at third base and threw the runner out at first, with the help of a great stretch and catch by Branden Deeter.
Chris Towle was the hitting star, going 2-for-3 with a single, double, and an RBI. Thomas Newcomb made the hustle play-of-the-day, turning a bunt into a trip all the way around the bases to score a run. Griffin Churich also added a hit and a run.
The Minor Division White Sox beat the Mets on May 12. The combination of the White Sox’s bats and the accurate pitching by the Mets produced 16 hits for the Sox.
Kick-starting the hitting was Andy McKechnie, who hit a home run to right-center in the top of the first inning. McKechnie had three hits on the evening. JC DiMaggio and Aaron Pado each had three hits, as well, and Henry Blinoff and Tyler York each had two.-
Kasey English pitched the first two innings and yielded three hits while striking out three. McKechnie pitched the final two innings, yielding three hits but striking out four, including a one-two-three, three-strikeout fourth inning to end the game.