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JV Nationals @ Pirates, 2015-05-22 16:00:00                read full game highlight
The Nationals lose the Pirates 11-6

Vincent Quinn did his best to change the outcome, but Vincent couldn't lead the Nationals past the Pirates as the Nationals lost 11-6 in six innings at College Park - Field #2 on Friday.

Vincent put together a nice outing. The Pirates managed just one hit off of Q, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three during his one inning of work.

The Pirates never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring four runs on two singles.

The Pirates brought home one run in the third inning, and matched that run total in the fourth. In the third, the Pirates scored.

The Pirates added five more runs in the top of the fifth. A ground out scored Pullee to get the Pirates on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Ramzey Farah's triple, bringing home Lucas Rhoa and Chris Soliman.
Majors Yankees @ White Sox, 2015-05-19 18:30:00                read full game highlight
The Yankees and White Sox played on a Tuesday night that featured strong pitching. Jared DeMott pitched well and induced several ground balls in his two innings of work; unfortunately, a panoply of Yankee errors and some seeing eye hits by the White Sox gave the White Sox a 5-0 lead. Ryan Tanori pitched well over one and a third innings, but the Sox were able to push two more runs across and led 7-1 after three complete innings. Nathan Elias entered with one out in the fourth and was dominant on the mound, holding the Sox scoreless and hitless for the rest of the game. Meanwhile, Aiden Caron was pitching a complete game gem (three hits, three walks) as he coaxed the Yankees into one weakly hit ball after another. Many of those weak hits were fielded by Caron himself. Final score: White Sox 7, Yankees 1.
Minors A's @ Royals, 2015-05-16 15:30:00                read full game highlight
Eleven hits weren't enough for the Minors A's as it lost a shootout, 23-9 in six innings, to the Royals on Saturday at F1.

Justin Gonzalez racked up three RBIs on three hits for the A's. He singled in the first inning, tripled in the second inning, and doubled in the fifth inning.

The Royals easily handled the A's pitching as nine hitters combined for 19 hits, 20 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

The Royals never trailed after scoring five runs in the first on a three-run triple by Myles Coats.

Congratulations to the Royals
Majors Cardinals @ Padres, 2015-05-16 10:30:00                read full game highlight
Padres hit like crazy all game. Padres pitched Danny Retzlaff for 2 innings, Matty Graves for 2 innings, Sammy Buch for an inning and finished with Jordan Blackwell...Game was marked but good efforts on both sides...Go Padres and Go Claremont Little League
JV Brewers @ Nationals, 2015-05-13 16:00:00                read full game highlight
The Nationals outlast the Brewers in high-scoring affair, 16-14

The Nationals and the Brewers lit up the scoreboard on Wednesday as they combined for 30 runs. In the end, Nationals won the offensive battle 16-14 in five innings.

There were 29 hits, including seven extra base hits in the game.

The Nationals held off the Brewers, as the Brewers were unable to overcome a nine-run fifth inning deficit.

The Brewers scored five runs in the fifth on a two-run double by Matthew Brown and two singles. Unfortunately, the Brewers weren't able to take the lead back.

Karson Grillo racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Nationals. He tripled in the first inning, doubled in the third inning, and singled in the fifth inning.

The Nationals easily handled the Brewers pitching as seven hitters combined for 13 hits, 13 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

Four relief pitchers didn't loosen their grasp on the win as they finished off the game for the Nationals. Ian Gaynor faced two batters in relief, while Karson managed to record two outs to aid the victory.

The game was never in doubt after the first, as the Nationals scored five runs on a three-run home run by Jack Grillo, an RBI single by Vincent Quinn, and a two-run triple by Karson.

Four runs in the bottom of the second helped the Brewers close their deficit to 7-4. An RBI single by Bodie Chapman, an RBI single by James Pearsall, a groundout by Octavio Jimenez, and a passed ball set off the Brewers rally. But, Vincent got Chase Jackson to ground out to end the inning.

After posting five runs in the third, the Nationals again scored five in the fifth. In the third, the Nationals scored on a passed ball, plating Ryan Aguilar.

After pushing across two runs in the bottom of the third, the Brewers faced just a 12-6 deficit. A passed ball and a passed ball fueled the Brewers' comeback. Finally, Jack induced an inning-ending strike out from James.

Three runs in the bottom of the fourth helped the Brewers close their deficit to 13-9. A sacrifice fly by Erik Patronite, an RBI single by Chase, and a bases loaded walk triggered the Brewers' comeback. Finally, Jack got Dylan Faustlin to to end the threat.
Majors Cardinals @ Angels, 2015-05-09 15:30:00                read full game highlight
It was the rubber match for season series finale between the Angels and Cardinals, 2 teams going in different directions. The Cards heading upwards and, The Halos descending. The winner having the tie breaker edge in anything to do with tie breaking. However beyond all that it was also a game for unsung Heros to rise above as well. Watching and being a part of games like this is what makes baseball the grand game that it is. Read on.

The visitor Angels came out of the gate in the 1st taking a 4 run lead before any of the 50 or 60 fans in attendance could get comfy in their VIP seats. Just as they got comfy the home team Cards put up 3 runs of their own courtesy of a Luke Pruitt 3 run Home run. However play was stopped when Angel Manager Olea noticed that the Cards had batted outta of order. As the line up card which had been given to The Angels by Mgr Luna of the Cards at home plate which the Angels used in their unofficial team scoring of the game, had Luke Pruitt hitting 4th and Payton Scott hitting 5th. Clearly, a point of contention to rule a batter hitting out of order. After umpire discussions they ruled against Mgr Olea offering him the option to play the game under protest. The umpires claiming the official score keepers batting order matched the order in which the Cards batted but did agree with Angels that the line up presented to Olea from the Cardinals did not match what was entered in the
book.

When interviewed after the game the only thing Mgr Olea said was “it’s now a league matter” but did follow up saying, “when a Mgr modifies its batting order after it has been exchanged with the opposing team, it’s the opposing Mgr’s responsibility to notify the other team of the change immediately and quickly ended the interview slamming his office door!

In the 2nd inning both teams tack on a run making the score 5-4 in favor of the Angels. With what looked to be an offensive contest now became a Pitcher’s duel. As neither team scored another run till the Cards in the bottom of the 5th, Up to that point Angel Starter Nathan Ford had retired 6 of the last 7 batters he faced till the 5th when unbeknownst to any of the 60 fans in attendance what was about to occur. Ford quietly walked Thomas Riordan which extracted 10 pitches from Ford in this at bat. Riordan was forced out at 2nd on a Alex Sotolongo, fielders choice, Sotolongo reached 2nd base on a wild pitch and then scored on a Cody Johnson single tying the score at 5-5.

Both teams played a scoreless 6th inning and went into extra innings. With 1 out in the top of the 7th Nathan Ford picked the right time to hit his 1st and long anticipated Home Run of the season to give the Angels a 6-5 lead. The next 2 Angel batters Anthony Olea, and Aidan Ross reached base on singles but were left there as Cody Johnson pitched his way outta trouble getting the last 2 outs of the inning to keep the score at 6-5.

In the Cards 7th Joey Mariscal got things going reaching base on an Angel error. 1 of the 4 Angel errors on the day. Then up to the plate comes our Hero of the day. Thomas Riordan, Riodan surprises the Angel defense with a well placed bunt on the 3rd base side of the mound. Angel Pitcher Aidan Ross bounces off the mound like a cat and throws a strike to Wishek at 1st base just a bit late. Mariscal never stopped running and was heading to 3rd base. On a the high risk throw from Wishek to 3rd baseman Saelzer the throw is wild and allows Mariscal to score tying the game 6-6.

With the winning run Riordan at 1st base Angel pitcher Ross gets Alex Sotolongo to strike out for the 1st out of the inning. Next batter Cody Johnson singles advancing Riordan to 3rd base. Next up to the plate is Taylor Luna, The Angels infield is playing up and the Angel outfield is playing up all eyes focused on a play at the plate. Luna fouls off a few Aidan Ross 95 mph fastballs, has now run the count to 2-2. Luna smacks the next pitch a hard 3 hopper to 1st baseman Wishek playing even with the bag who makes a clean catch of the ball and throws a dart to Catcher Ethan Crates at the plate who quickly makes a big league sweep tag to the incoming runner Riordan who slides perfectly away from the tag to score the winning run!......Ohhhh My!.....Cards win!, Cards Win!, Cards Win!.....

That was team baseball at its best as Riodan and his Cards did it best today. If the league had a Game ball of the week award Tom Riordan would get it this week! …...For all 60 fans in attendance and both teams and especially our Hero of the day Thomas Riordan this game will be one that lives on thru the ages.
Majors Padres @ Phillies, 2015-05-09 13:00:00                read full game highlight
Wow, what a game...Eddie Moreno vs Cole Hunter on the mound and they both delivered. Padres got hot early despite Eddie pitching strong by scoring 3 on the first. Cole Hunter held a no hitter till 1 out in the sixth. The difference was the Padre offense. Led by Christian Bravo, Jakee Retzlaff, Thomas Stephens, Cole Hunter and Colin Jaques they produced again to take the team on to victory...Go Padres, Go Phillies and Go Claremont LL
JV Nationals @ Red Sox, 2015-05-09 10:45:00                read full game highlight
The Red Sox fall 11-5 at the hands of the Nationals

The Nationals beat the Red Sox on Saturday 11-5 at College Park - Field #2 in six innings.

The Nationals scored five runs in the fourth on the Nationals scored in the fourth on a three-run home run by Vincent Quinn, a steal of home by Adam Gaynor, and a wild pitch.

Vincent racked up three RBIs on one hit for the Nationals.

The top of the second saw the Red Sox take an early lead, 4-0. The Red Sox's rally started when Ryan Dorman singled. Then moved Ryan D from first to second. Jackson Large singled, bringing home Ryan D. The Red Sox then tacked on more runs when L scored on a groundout by Nicholas Paiva-Diaz, R scored on a steal of home, and L scored on a steal of home.

The Nationals survived the Red Sox's surge and put up two runs of their own in the third. The Nationals scored on a wild pitch and a groundout by Anthony DeLoach.

The Nationals built upon their lead with three runs in the fifth. A clutch wild pitch scored Jack Grillo to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up by Karson Grillo's double, scoring Ryan Aguilar and Anthony.
Majors Padres @ White Sox, 2015-05-08 18:30:00                read full game highlight
Really great game dominated by two of our top pitchers. Aiden Caron pitched great for the Sox scattering hits and only allowing 3 runs to the leagues best offense. His efforts were great but out done by Jakee Retzlaff who had his best outing of the season holding the explosive WS's to just 1 run...Retzlaff pitched 5 strong and Thomas Stephens came in to close a great game...See everyone next week at the park...Go Padres...Go White Sox...go Claremont LL...
Majors Yankees @ Angels, 2015-05-07 18:30:00                read full game highlight
The Yankees played their best game of the season and earned a 15-3 victory over the visiting Halos. Bruce Leavitt led the way with four innings of great pitching, a three run home run and a double. Not to be outdone, Jared DeMott went 4-4 with a double and a triple among his hits. He also pitched a brilliant fifth inning. Sean Wright had a day, hitting his second home run of the season, along with two doubles.Nathan Elias was 2-2 with two walks, Ryan Tanori was 2-3 with a walk, and Gordon Krauss added a double to the Yankee cause. The Yankee defense was solid throughout the game. All in all, a nice upswing for the Yankees.