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Truckee Little League roundup

Red Sox 22, Cardinals 19

In an exciting seesaw battle that had six lead changes, the Red Sox prevailed over the Cardinals, thanks in large part to Blake Crosby’s outstanding relief pitching.

The outstanding defensive play of the day was Andrew Blaker snagging a hard-hit line drive off down the first base line, then alertly tagging out the runner who had ventured a little too far off the bag, for an unassisted double play.

Red Sox hitters did well, led by Chris Towle’s 4-for-4, including three doubles and nine runs batted in. Derek Jones and Griffin Churich also went 4-for-4, with Churich laying down a perfect drag bunt for one of his hits. Thomas Newcomb and Andrew Blaker had great days at the plate, going 3-for-4. Branden Deeter went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs, and Nathan Golden smacked a bases-loaded double and drove in three runs.

In a very close game that had a lot of close plays on both sides of the field, the Red Sox beat the Cubs, coming from behind in the last inning. Another outstanding relief job by Blake Crosby held the Cubs scoreless in their last at bats.

Defensively, Branden Deeter snagged a hard ground ball at second base, tagged the runner going to second and threw out the batter at first for a well-executed double play. Later, Branden also threw out a runner at home. Chris Towle, playing catcher, threw out a runner trying to steal second in the fifth inning to help keep the Cubs scoreless in that inning.

Offensively, Blake Crosby went 2-for-3 scoring two runs and picking up two RBIs. Griffin Churich also went 2-for-3 and scored three runs. Andrew Blaker had a hit and scored three runs and drove in three runs. Chris Towle also had a hit and four RBIs. Nathan Golden and Branden Deeter also had key hits, and Thomas Newcomb scored three runs in the winning effort.

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