F.C. Kiwanis Little League Weekly Recap: May 28 – June 4

Majors Division

The Red Sox defeated the A’s on Monday by a score of 11 to 8. Red Sox pitcher Thomas Dean picked up the win and teammates Thomas Creed and Craig Fischer pitched in relief to earn a save. Ben Freeman of the Red Sox had a hit and 2 RBIs. The Athletics were led offensively by lead-off man Jacob Audick who had 2 hits and 2 RBIs, and teammates Ben Sharrer, Matthew O’Cadiz, and Nick Well all hit safely in the game.

The Nationals and Orioles met in back-to-back games (5/30 and 6/2). On May 30, the Nationals dominated, resulting in a 12-0 shut-out. Behind the strong pitching Connor Freeman and Sam Poggioli, was an errorless field performance by the Nationals. Poggioli contributed three hits, including two doubles. David Miller also had two hits for the Nationals. The Orioles effort included a two-hit performance by James August.

It was a different story on Saturday, June 2. Orioles pitcher Joey Handley took command of the mound, allowing three hits over 5 2/3 innings. O’s center fielder Josh Barker drilled a three-run homer, and Tyler Campbell slammed a triple. The O’s defense remained solid for the win with Harrison Nixon catching a high fly deep in left field and a double play by 2nd baseman Joseph Lampman and 1st baseman John Schooner. Although the Nationals mounted a 6th inning rally capped by an RBI single from Aidan Freeman, the Orioles won 11 to 6.

AAA Division

The AAA Phillies and Cardinals mixed it Tuesday night at Westgate in a rain-shortened game that featured some strong pitching and defense and pitching by both teams, the Cardinals came out on top with a 5-1 victory and and stay in the race for the AAA division. A strong 3 inning pitching performance by Josh Meighan set the tone early, keeping the Phillies off the board except for an early 1st inning run. The Cardinals pulled away late with some clutch hitting from Zach Barnes who had two hits including a triple in the final inning. Caleb Parnell smashed a long double to seal the victory. The Phillies were led by Ben Shannon’s solid 4 inning pitching performance on the mound and kept the game competitive with a strong defensive effort led by Rishi Singh.

Single A Division

Chandler Petty knocked in the winning run, scored by Nathan Madden, to lead the Bees to a 7-6 come-from-behind victory Friday over the Express at Westgate. Henry “Wheels” Boland went 2-for-2 and Ben Rodriguez had two hits and several nice defensive stops for the Bees, who took control of second place in the standings. Tapi Goredama and Kai Kujawa each delivered RBI doubles for the Express to help them jump out to a 6-1 second-inning lead. Bobby Puentes went 4-for-4 for the Express.

Chandler Petty went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored to help the Bees erase an eight-run deficit and tie the Volcanoes 15-15 Saturday at Westgate. The Bees had the winning run at the plate with nobody out when the game’s 105-minute time limit elapsed. Nathan Madden also had a perfect day at the plate for the Bees and started off their game-tying rally in the bottom of the fourth. Bella Dudding went 2-for-3 and scored twice for the Volcanoes.

Majors Standings

Yankees, 12-1-0; 24

Nationals, 6-7-0; 12

Red Sox, 5-8-0; 10

Orioles, 5-8-0; 10

Cubs, 5-8-0; 10

A’s, 4-9-0; 8

AAA Standings

Cardinals, 9-2-1; 19

Tigers, 7-4-1; 15

Mets, 7-6-0; 14

Phillies, 7-6-0; 14

AA Standings

Storm, 7-4-0; 14

Lugnuts, 5-3-3; 13

Scrappers, 5-3-3; 13

Blue Claws, 5-6-0; 10

Sand Gnats, 4-4-3; 11

Rockhounds, 2-8-1; 5

Single A Standings

Mudcats, 10-0-0; 20

Bees, 6-3-1; 13

Raptors, 5-4-1; 11

Muck Dogs, 4-5-0; 8

Ironbirds, 4-6-0; 8

Express, 4-5-1; 9

Sea Dogs, 4-5-1; 9

Volcanoes, 3-5-2; 8

River Cats, 1-8-0; 2