JV Nationals @ Brewers, 2015-04-18 15:45:00                read full game highlight
The Brewers fall 17-6 at the hands of the Nationals

The Nationals beat the Brewers on Saturday 17-6 at College Park - Field #2 in six innings.

The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to five lead changes in the game.

The Nationals took the lead in the third inning and held on for the victory. A steal of home by Karson Grillo gave the Nationals the lead for good.

The Nationals were led by a flawless day at the dish by Ian Gaynor, who went 2-2 against the Brewers' pitching.

The Nationals easily handled the Brewers pitching as seven hitters combined for 10 hits, six RBIs and 14 runs scored.

The top of the first saw the Brewers take an early lead, 5-0. Romeo Padilla singled to ignite the Brewers' offense. Then moved Romeo from first to second. Matthew Brown singled, plating Romeo and Brody Telish. More runs came home for the Brewers when C scored on a steal of home and P scored on a walk by Philip Valadez.

After posting one run in the first, the Nationals again scored one in the fourth. In the first, the Nationals scored on a single by Vincent.

The Nationals scored five runs in each of the second, third and fifth. In the second, the Nationals scored on a steal of home, plating Connor Gale.
Majors Yankees @ Cardinals, 2015-04-18 13:00:00                read full game highlight
The Cardinals and the homestanding Yankees played a tightly contested baseball game for four and a half innings, at the end of which the Yankees were holding on to a 3-2 in spite the excellent pitching and hitting - an impressive solo blast over the fence in the top of the first inning - of Kody Johnson. In the bottom of the fifth, however, the Yankees were able to string together some hits and walks and open up a 8-2 lead. Nathan Elias came on in relief in the sixth and closed out the game for the Yankees. Overall, a pretty good game for both teams.

Ryan Tanori, Jared DeMott, and Nathan Elias capably handled the pitching for the Yankees, holding the Cards to four hits. Tanori, DeMott and Ryley Swift led the way on offense. The Yankee defense also had much to be proud of as they escaped dangerous situations with clutch plays on more than one occasion. Kody Johnson, as mentioned previously, was a standout for the Cardinals.
JV Royals @ Padres, 2015-04-18 10:45:00                read full game highlight
Great played game by both teams . Padres held off a late rally by the Royals . To win 12-9 .
Majors Padres @ Astros, 2015-04-18 08:00:00                read full game highlight
Wow, Cole Hunter is on fire...we hope it lasts...Through the first three innings one hit, only faced 9 batters on just 25 pitches...The Padre bats backed him up early and often. Thomas Stephens first home run of the year really did cap the day. Astros never gave up and were willing competitors till the end...Go Team, Go Padres, Go Claremont Little League...
Majors Angels @ Padres, 2015-04-16 18:30:00                read full game highlight
It was 1 month earlier when these 2 teams last played each other with The Padres coming from behind to win a close one 8-6. The Padres came into this contest leading the league in runs scored (92) against an Angel team last in the league in runs scored (44) surely on paper not the type of game one would summarize as a quality match up. Fortunately for the fans in attendance they saw how the game is played out on the diamond.

The Padres started the game out, business as usual with their first 5 hitters reaching base and scoring. Using 5 hits and a walk to take a 5-0 lead off Angel starter Braydn Wishek. Wish not being able to get out of the 1st inning gave way to reliever Charlie Kats “Katshmandu” and Charlie Kats did do! ….With 2 on and no outs he got The Padres to hit a few ground outs stopping the Padres rally.

In the Angels half of the first it sure looked like business as usual for them as well. Lead off batter, Nathan Ford reached 1st base on a error. Next hitter Anthony Olea lined the 1st pitch he saw right to Shortstop Jakey Retzlaff who quickly tossed the ball back to first doubling off Ford who was running on the pitch unable to get back to the bag in time. So there we are, bottom of the 1st, 2 fast outs for the Angels. Padres, up 5-0, Padre Pitcher Colin Jacques with his pitch count all the way up to 8 needing 1 more out to end the inning. For Padre fans the picture was looking crystal clear. Highest scoring team in league against lowest scoring team in league. It don’t get much clearer that that!........

However, somebody forgot to tell the Angels tonight’s game wasn’t being played on paper. It was being played on real grass and dirt under the lights of beautiful HENDRICKS Pharmacy Field in Claremont.

All the Angels did with some Padre generosity mixed in was having its next 9 batters in row reach base and score. 9 straight Angel runs, all 9 with 2 outs. Surely the most unpredictable game situation a Mgr can plan for. That inning The Angels were rolling 7’s and The Padres were tossing snake eyes. When the dust settled and the inning finally came to an end, Padre Pitcher Jacques had thrown 51 pitches, The Angels sent 13 batters to the plate and had a 9-5 lead. The teams combining for a 14 run 1st inning. During a timeout the TV cameras did a split screen close up on the faces of Mgr’s Retzlaff and Olea. Both were identical expressions of utter amazement at what they were seeing. It was obvious they had never been part of anything like this before. Neither was this Reporter.

Both teams had a scoreless 2nd. In the 3rd Padres added a run on a solo HR by Cole Hunter. The Angels using some more Padre charity added 6 runs in their half of the 3rd to go up 15-6. The 9 run deficit was the largest margin The Padres had ever been behind this season. The Padres have usually been the ones ahead by so much. Mgr Retzlaff being the master motivator he is used this instance as the battle cry to challenge his team to rise above the adversity they were facing. Whatever he said, worked, as The Angels decided to get charitable in the 4th inning as Danny Retzlaff and Matty Graves reached base, Sammy Buch moved the runners into scoring position on a ground out. Payton Fox walked loading the bases. Christian Bravo followed with a sharp drive into left field. Had it dropped would have easily cleared the bases. Logan Cox made a fine running catch on the ball to keep the runners from advancing. Jakey Retzlaff, then hammered a single to center scoring 2 runs. Tommy Stephens then doubled Jakey home. Stephens came into score on more Angels Charity. Cutting the score 15-11.

The Angels went down 1,2,3 in the 4th William Xue striking out the side. A single and a hit Padre batter turned into 2 more runs for the Padre 5th making it a 15-13 game. The Angels added a huge insurance run in the top of the 6th. Ford lead off with a single. Advanced to 2nd on a Olea, fielders choice barely safe at second on a questionable call by the umpire. Crates advanced both runners with a ground out to 2nd base. Aidan Ross grounded to 3rd scoring Ford. Down 16-13 in the bottom of the 6th the Padres now facing Angel Closer Nathan Ford on the mound. The Padres put 2 hits together with a fielders choice to scratch out 2 more runs on a Cole Hunter single making it a 16-15 game.

In a game where little things can end up being big things not shown in a box score. On Hunters deep single to left center Angels CF Shmuley Godt wisely seeing a throw to the plate on the ball fielded would not get a runner smartly made a strong throw to 2nd base holding Hunter at 1st base which paid its dividend that inning. With Cole Hunter the tying run at 1st and, winning run at the plate, in the dangerous Colin Jacques. Ford went to work getting Jacques on a 1-1 count to hit into a game ending force play 4 to 6. Securing the Angel win.

In addition to Cole Hunter, The Big Padre bats were Tommy Stephens and Jake Retzlaff scoring 3 runs each and 5 hits between them. Chris Blackwell had 2 hits of the Padres 10 hits. All Angel players reached base and scored in this game. The 5 Angel pitchers used in this game combined to only allow 2 walks and 1 Hit batter between them.
JV Padres @ Nationals, 2015-04-16 16:00:00                read full game highlight
The Nationals outlast the Padres in high-scoring affair, 14-9

The Nationals and the Padres lit up the scoreboard on Thursday as they combined for 23 runs. In the end, Nationals won the offensive battle 14-9 in five innings.

There were 16 hits, including six extra base hits in the game.

The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to three lead changes in the game.

The Nationals pulled out the win thanks to a strong third inning. The Nationals scored on a home run by Vincent Quinn off Grant Walsh, scoring Karson Grillo, Nate McDermott and Ryan Aguilar.

Vincent racked up seven RBIs on two hits for the Nationals.

Five relief pitchers made sure the win didn't fall through the cracks for the Nationals. Anthony DeLoach faced three batters in relief, while Adam Gaynor managed to record one out to aid the victory.

The top of the first saw the Nationals take an early lead, 2-0. The Nationals' threat began with a single by Ryan. Vincent doubled, scoring Nate and Ryan.

The Padres survived the Nationals' surge and put up five runs of their own in the first. The Padres scored on an RBI single by Nathan Gomez, a two-run double by Elijah Serrato, a walk by Rhett Ryan, and a walk by Nathan Ordonez.

The Nationals pushed across one run in both the second inning and the fourth. In the second, the Nationals scored on an RBI double by Jack Grillo, bringing home Ian Gaynor.

The lead was the Nationals' to lose after third inning. More runs came home on.

The Nationals built upon their lead with five runs in the fifth. A scored Anthony to start the scoring in the inning.

Three runs in the bottom of the fifth helped the Padres close their deficit to 14-9. A groundout by Grant, an RBI double by Elijah, and a walk by Rhett gave the Padres life. The game went final when Nathan O struck out.
Majors White Sox @ Yankees, 2015-04-15 18:30:00                read full game highlight
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. In the first inning, the White Sox struggled to get outs and the Yankees took a 4-0 lead. In the second inning, the Yankees struggled and the White Sox rebounded to take a 6-4 lead. After that, both teams settled down and played a nicely competitive game, with the White Sox ultimately earning an 8-6 victory.
Majors Padres @ Cardinals, 2015-04-04 18:00:00                read full game highlight
Cardinals jumped out to a great start and lead 3-0 before the Padres caught fire and hit, hit, hit...Both teams played hard but the Padres had the best of it in what turned out to be a lopsided game...Coach Luna and Coach Retz enjoyed a beverage after the game in a sense of sportsmanship and friendship...Go CLL...
JV Nationals @ Pirates, 2015-04-04 13:45:00                read full game highlight
Hot bats not enough, the Nationals succumb to the Pirates, 12-10

The Nationals lost a battle of the bats on Saturday at College Park - Field #2, falling short in a 12-10 ballgame against the Pirates.

Jack Grillo racked up three RBIs on one hit for the Nationals. He tripled in the second inning.

Chris Soliman, Ramzey Farah, Travis Luna and Julian Zacarias helped lead the Pirates. They combined for seven hits and seven RBIs.

The lead stayed with the Pirates after the first, when they scored three runs on two singles and an RBI triple by Ramzey.

After posting four runs in the second, the Pirates again scored four in the fourth. In the second, the Pirates scored on an RBI triple by Chris, bringing home Cypress Flores.

Three runs in the bottom of the second helped the Nationals close their deficit to 7-3. A two-run triple by Jack and a groundout by Brennan Whayn set off the Nationals rally. Finally, Ramzey got Ryan Aguilar to strike out to end the threat.

Two runs in the bottom of the third helped the Nationals close their deficit to 8-5. An RBI single by Adam Gaynor and an RBI double by Ian Gaynor sparked the Nationals' rally. The Nationals threat came to an end when Travis finally got Jack to strike out.

Five runs in the bottom of the fourth helped the Nationals close their deficit to 12-10. An RBI triple by Ryan, an RBI double by Karson Grillo, a walk by Connor Gale, a hit by pitch, and a hit by pitch fueled the Nationals' comeback. The Nationals' Jack was hit by a pitch to end the ballgame.
Majors Astros @ Angels, 2015-04-04 13:00:00                read full game highlight
The Angels and Astros met for the second time of the season. With this being the last game for both teams as they head into the spring break. The teams gave their fans their monies worth in doing so with a fantastic finish.

At first it was all Astros as they got a 1st inning rally going putting up 2 runs. On a DJ
Collins fielders choice that yielded 2 runs on Angels throwing error. The Stros feeling a lil bit greedy were stifled by the Angels as with Collins at 2nd base attempted to score from 2nd base on a Jake Raeza single to left. Collins tested the cannon arm of Angel Leftfielder Braydn Wishek and lost that one. Wishek fired a laser of a throw to the plate, Catcher Crates applied the tag on a sliding Collins cutting off the run.

Astro Starter Ben Stapp sat the Angels hitters down in order the first 2 innings. As both teams endured the plate umpires questionable strike zone, the Astros endured best as they had a 4 run 2nd. Ben Stapp and Noah Grant lead off with back to back doubles against Angel starter Aidan Ross. The highlight of the inning, with Tyler Prince at the plate, on a 0-1 count. Then, taking, the next pitch over the right center field wall for a 2 run knock. The next batter, Mathian Miller, singled, reached 2nd base when Daniel Rios was plunked with a pitch. Miller reached 3rd on a fielders choice then scored on a wild pitch. Making it a 6-0 Astro lead.

In The 3rd The Angels got on the board when Nathan Ford reached base on an infield error
with 2 outs and Ford doing best what Ford does best which is manufacturing runs with his legs. With Anthony Olea at the plate Nathan got himself all the way to third during the at bat. Anthony subsequently drawing the walk sprinted to 1st base gathering the attentions of the Astros fielders which was just enough time for Nathan to steal home prior to Olea being caught on the steal of 2nd base. Making it 6-1.

Braydn Wishek relieved Ross to pitch a 3 up 3 down 3rd inning for The Angels. In the Angel 4th Aidan Ross reached base on an error, with 2 outs John Saelzer walked and Charlie Kats singled to load the bases for Noah Vendrihoff who singled in Ross from 3rd.

Nathan Ford took over for Wishek pitching in the 4th. The Astros tacked on 2 more runs. In the Astro 4th with 1 out Tyler Prince followed his previous at bat homer with a double off Ford. Bringing up Mathian Miller, who singled into left field. The ball was over run by the left fielder which was all Miller, who is unarguably the fastest player to run the bases in this league all he needed to circle the bases turning a single and an error into inside the park home run. The Stros now out to a comfy 8-2 lead is where things got interesting.

The 5th inning saw the Angels getting 1 run to close the gap 8-3. Hits by Ford and Olea got things started. Ethan Crates walked. Ford scored on a passed ball. Aidan Ross reached base on a infield hit loading the bases for the 2nd inning in a row. Stapp now replaced by reliever Rios got Wishek to hit into a fielders choice, The Stros making the force at the plate, Rios then struck out the next batter to end the inning. Ford sat the Stros down in order for the 5th inning.

The Angels down to their last 3 outs, down 5 runs in the 6th went to work. Using lead off walks to Noah V. and Shmuley Godt, and some charitable contributions by the Astros. The Angels put 6 runs on the board to pull ahead 9-8. With Reid Morgan taking over for Rios, Aidan Ross at 2nd base for the Angels and pitching to lefty hitter Braydn Wishek. On a 1-1 count Wishek scorched a double down the right field line scoring Aidan Ross from second for the go ahead run. Giving, The Halos their 1st lead of the game. On Morgans 4th pitch of the inning he induced 3rd Baseman Saelzer to ground out ending the inning leaving Wishek at 2nd base.

It was all smiles and high fives in the Angels dugout opposite the doom and gloom in The Stros dugout going into the bottom of the 6th inning facing the Angels relief Ace Nathan Ford. Not the most favorable situation a Mgr wants his team to be in. But Stro’s Mgr Jim Entrup, a leading candidate for Mgr of the year honors according to this Reporter, short on bench help as rookie sensation Drew Palumbo was placed on the DL this past week due to a broken thumb, Jim had to run with what he brung!

Ford quickly disposed of the 1st 2 batters in the bottom of the 6th on a pop fly to 2nd and dribbler to the mound. Down to their last out with no one on Tyler Prince came up to the plate. After this game he should be known as The Player formerly known as Tyler Prince! now known as “Tyler Prince Fielder” In his 2 prior AB’s he homered and doubled, His Highness, Prince down to his last strike at a 2-2 count was able to draw the walk from his school mate Ford. Representing the tying run at 1st base. Next at bat was Mathian Miller who had 3 hits on the day already. On a 0-1 pitch it was “Miller time” as Mathian hit a double to right center field that fell in front of the diving Angel CF Ben Vogel who nearly made the catch for the 3rd out.

With the tying run Prince at 3rd and the winning run Miller at 2nd base. Reid Morgan came up the plate. Instead of intentionally walking Morgan to load the bases making a force at any base, Angel Mgr Robert Olea decided to ignore the book and pitch to Morgan instead of to Daniel Rios with the bases loaded. The book came up to bite Olea on the Butt as the first pitch to Reid was banged into center for a single. CF Ben Vogel fielded the ball perfectly and made a strong throw to the plate which may have been in time to throw out any other runner in the league except the speedster Mathian Miller who slid across home plate just beyond the reach of the swipe tag being made by catcher Olea on him for
the winning run of the game, making for a fantastic Astro finish!

Ironically, Reid Morgan won his own game as he gets credit for the pitching win as he was the Stros pitcher of record in the 6th inning using 4 pitches to get the win. We could say The Astros sandwiched the Angels on this day as Mathian Miller “Time” at the top of the batting order and Tyler Prince “Fielder” at the bottom combined to score 7 of the Astros 10 runs in the game, were on base every time at bat, had 6 hits between them, Miller was 4 for 4 with a HR and 2 doubles. Just a triple short of a cycle. Sir Prince Fielder was 2 for 2 with a HR and walk. Between them they had 17 total bases. This was the most offensive back to back hitting output this Reporter has seen this year. No doubt Mgr Entrup had to cut the game ball in half for both of these players. The Astros next game is against the White Sox. The Angels have the Padres on deck.