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Cubs maul Athletics
Smith slugs 2 HRs in MLL majors game
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Wesley Lawyer of the Cubs advances the runners. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

Carson Smith led the way for the major Manteca Little League Cubs in a 23-8 thumping of the A’s, going 4 for 4 with two home runs and four runs. 

Smith and Mark Lopez combined on the hill for the Cubs, striking out five and allowing five hits in the four-inning contest.

Garrison Reis was 2 for 3 with a double, triple and two runs for the A’s. Xavier Hernandez (run) tripled and Zach Johnson scored two run. 

Johnson, Hernandez and Reis split the pitching duties for the A’s.


Giants 7, Brewers 6 (10)

Landon Chamberlain busy for the Giants, going 2 for 2 with a triple, three runs, three walks and he drove in Nate Dorn with the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Eli Terpsma, Chamberlain, JoJo Brizuela, Michael George, Dorn and Reece George combined for the Giants pitching duties with Dorn getting five strikeouts and George six. 

Terpsma was 4 for 4 with two doubles and two runs and Dorn doubled and scored a run. 

Chris Chavez struck out six for the Brewers and Colton Murillo fanned 11.

Andrew Maki was 3 for 5 for the Brewers with two home runs, three RBI and three runs. Chavez went 2 for 3, Connor Navarro (run) was 2 for 5 and Micah English (RBI, run) had a triple.


Manteca Yankees 10, Lathrop Yankees 1

Blake Mejorado knocked in three runs for Manteca, going 2 for 2 with a home run three runs, three RBI and a walk.

Andrew Robison, Rafael Aguilar and Mejorado combined on the hill for Manteca, sprinkling eight hits over six innings with eight strikeouts and just three walks. 

Troy Pelicas was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI. Rex Watson (RBI) doubled and Wyatt Defrenchi scored two runs.




The major Northgate Little League Phillies rapped out 15 hits in an 11-1 win over the Astros.

Quinn Martinez (two RBI, triple, walk, two runs) and Shane Luevano (RBI, triple, RBI, run) were each 3 for 3 for the Phillies. Doniven Propes was 2 for 2 and an RBI and two runs, Xavier Mendez homered, going 2 for 3 with a double. 

Tyler Toste started the game on the mound for the Phillies and struck out four, allowing no runs in two innings. Quinn Martinez and Blake Mount came n in relief and allowed one run in their three combined innings with strong defensive efforts from Seth Baker and Leland Crabb. 

Caanan Showers and Tony Pretoni were each 2 for 3 for the Astros.


Cardinals 10, Braves 0 (5)

The Cardinals exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning behind consecutive doubles by Jack Cunial, Luke Abrew and Greg Adams and a triple by Nate Sheehan.

Abrew was 2 for 4. Jacob Rogers was 2 for 3 with two runs and Greg Adams doubled and scored. 

Abrew and Adams split the pitching duties for the Cardinals.

Sage Bordenave and Zack Grabowski got the only two hits for the Braves.


Dodgers 11, Braves 10

Lucas Krens went 3 for 4 for the Dodgers, knocking in five runs and scoring one with a pair of doubles.

Jayden Lopez scored four times and doubled for the Dodgers and Shane Turpin doubled and scored two runs. 

Tyler Looney was 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two RBI for the Braves. Justin Severson scored two runs and Bordenave doubled and scored a run. 



A’s 5, Nationals 3

Brayden Camara hit a two-run double in the top of the six to put the A’s ahead 4-3. Owen Gully added an RBI to make the score 5-3. 

Ryan Guibor doubled for the A’s and Julian Garcia, Josh Ojeda, Aiden Weber, Landon Neisius all aingled. Richie Hughes and Camara struck ut three apiece. 

Gabriel Pardini singled twice for the Nationals and Rudy Barney and Shane Lewis each had one single. Xavier Gaspar struck out six and Tyler Watkins had two strikeouts.

The Spreckels Park major Giants put up four runs in the second inning on the way to a 10-6 win over the Giants. 

Alex Gatty (double), Caliyann Craig, Noah Aguirre Fred Taylor, Zac Cook, Jax Ballard and K.P. Chahal paced the Giants attack. 

Cook, Gatty and Sante Duarte pitched for the Giants.



Blue Jays 13, Dodgers 8

The Blue Jays put up five runs in the first and second innings on the way to their first win of the season. 

Israel Rosenblum paced the Blue Jays, going 2 for 2 with a double and two runs. Isaiah Guerrero and Dominick Wilson each knocked in three runs and Jake O’Neill (three runs) and Noah Valdivia (two runs) each had a double.

Rosenblum, Valdivia and Guerrero combined on the mound for the Blue Jays with Rosenblum and Valdivia each notching five strikeouts.