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Northgate Dodgers take two-game set from Giants

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Northgate Dodgers take two-game set from Giants

Yankees pitcher Daniel Ruiz fires in a strike during the Yankee's Northgate Little League win over the Red Sox recently.


POSTED April 28, 2010 2:21 a.m.
The Dodgers of Northgate Little League’s Minor Division nearly totaled 30 runs in their two-game sweep of the Dodgers last week at Neil Hafley School.

In game 1 Friday, Tyler Soulier powered the Dodgers with five RBIs to lead the club’s 12-7 five-inning win (darkness) over the Giants. The Dodgers took the second game Saturday, 15-3.

The first contest was a see-saw battle at the start, with the Dodgers plating three in the first and the Giants taking a 5-4 lead by the third.

Soulier’s two-run double in the third gave the Dodgers the lead for good, and they stretched the lead the following inning when Elias Andrews drove in two more with a double of his own.

Ryan Zavala didn’t allow it to be a track meet in the second game, as he pitched four-plus solid innings while striking out the side in order in the second. Jacob Garcia closed it out for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers offense gave their pitcher a comfortable lead to work with at the outset, taking a 5-1 lead in the first.

Soulier crushed a home run in the third inning to continue his hot hitting, but the big knock came during a six-run fifth when Mathew Pilkay drove in three with a triple.

Brandon Goondnough chipped in a two-run triple, Jacob Garcia smacked a pair of RBI hits and Andrews sent home two runs during the fifth-inning barrage with a single.
Brandon Rullan led the Giants with doubles in the first and fourth innings. Blake Greenlee finished with two hits, including an RBI in the fourth. Rayden Onate also legged out a double.

Northgate majors
Astros 7, Red Sox 3
Adrian Affeje, Estevon Salazar and Tomas Suarez each had two hits, and Devin Abrew earned the win from the mound with three solid innings of work for the Astros.

Paul Bellina drove in two runs to pace the Red Sox, and Taylor Creek belted two hits.

Spreckels Park majors
Indians 7, A’s 5
Justin Killian did much of the damage for the Indians, going 2 for 3 with two doubles from the plate while striking out eight in three innings from the mound. Kody Justis added an RBI triple.

The A’s, down 7-1 going into the sixth and final inning, went down battling and pieced together a four-run rally. Steven Rios was 2 for 3 with a double and two runs.  

A’s 10, Blue Jays 0
Joey Perrapato threw a four-hit gem in the mercy-shortened, four-inning contest. He also struck out seven.

LeDondi Ceasar and Rios each contributed with two RBIs, and Jacob Souza belted a run-scoring triple.

— Jonamar Jacinto
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