Little League wrap up
Staff reportsRed Sox v MetsWith only one week left in the season and first and second place already decided, the Mets found themselves needing to win their last three games to move into third place.The first of the three final games pitted the Mets against the Red Sox. Both teams had the same record and matched up well against each other in their last contest. Behind the pitching of Jamin Parker and David Curtis, the Mets held off a determined Red Sox team. Key hits by Alex Davis, Gustavo Torres, Zachary Bush, and Travis Ferre kept the pressure on the Red Sox. David, Travis, Riley Guiragossian and James Schleusner scored two runs each to help with the Mets win. Mets v CardinalsThe following night the Mets found themselves in a battle with a determined Cardinals team. The Mets jumped out to an early lead on RBI hits by Zachary Bush and Jamin Parker, only to have the Cardinals come back and tie the game in the third inning. Just as the Cardinals were threatening in the fourth, Jamin made an unassisted triple play to end the inning. Then, the fun began. Matthew Bush, Bryce Ingle, Riley Guiragossian, Gustavo Torres, David Curtis, and Travis Ferre all had hits for the Mets. Strong pitching by Louden Smith but costly errors behind him put the Cardinals ahead 19-10 in the top half of the fifth inning. But the Mets came back. Going into sixth inning the score was tied at 19. The Cardinals scored in the top of the sixth to put the pressure on the Mets. The Mets came back with one run to tie again and had a runner on third with only one out when the Cardinals defense stiffened and got the next two batters out. So the game went to extra innings. The Cardinals were shut down in the seventh by the pitching of Travis Ferre. The Mets managed to score the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to move into third place overall, just ahead of the Cubs. Mets v CubsGame three was a showdown between the Mets and the Cubs. The winner of this game would take the third-place trophy for the season. The Mets led 2-0 after the third inning on strong pitching from Riley Guiragossian and two outstanding putouts at home by catcher Zachary Bush. The Mets scored two more in the third when Jamin Parker hit a two run home run deep to center field. The Mets then closed out the game in the bottom of the fourth with hits by Travis Ferre and Gustavo Torres and aggressive base running by Bryce Ingle, Scott Womack, and Alex Davis.Red Sox v MarlinsIn a game played in what has become typical Truckee spring conditions – with threatening skies and flurries of rain and snow – the Red sox prevailed 145 over the Marlins on Thursday. Both teams used pitchers who had not pitched very much, or at all, this season. For the Red Sox, Thomas Newcomb, Branden Deeter, Nathan Golden, and Derek Jones pitched one inning each and held the Marlins to five runs. Marcos Fox made an excellent play from the outfield to cut down a Marlins runner who was trying to extend a single into a double. Branden Deeter, Chris Towle, and Andrew Blaker also made good defensive plays.Offensively, the Red Sox were led by Andrew Blaker, who blasted a triple and drove in four runs. Griffin Churich had a hit while scoring two runs and driving in three. Thomas Newcomb, Marcos Fox and Aaron Deeter also scored two runs each. Deeter, in his first game back since breaking his arm earlier in the season, laid down a perfect bunt in the third inning to drive in a run. The game was the last of the season for the Red Sox.
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Students frustrated at the cancellation of sports waved signs and delivered speeches at a Truckee High School protest in an attempt to return to the field this year.