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Mantecas major Cubs hammer foes
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Zach Johnson of the Tigers reaches for the ball as Nick Grabowski of the Cubs slides safely into third Friday in a 20-8 win for the Cubs in Manteca Little League major division action at Lincoln Park. - photo by DAVE CAMPBELL/The Bulletin

The Cubs hammered out 17 hits Friday and plated 10 runs in the third inning on the way to a 20-8 four-inning mercy rule win over the Cubs in Manteca Little League major division action at Lincoln Park.

The Cubs took an 8-0 lead into the bottom of the second when the Tigers tied the game at 8-8, but the pivotal third inning for the Cubs set the tone for the rest of the game. 

Dylan Zimmerman led the offensive charge for the Cubs, going 4 for 4 with a home run and two doubles. Raf Aguilar (3 for 3), Nick Grabowski (3 for 4, double), Mark Lopez-Smith (2-2), Cade Gemmell (2 for 3, double), Reed Goodwin (double) and Andre Villa (double) rounded out the Cubs attack.

The Tigers had six hits through two innings but had just one in the third inning and one more in the fourth.

Brandon Salisbury was 3 for 3 with a double for the Tigers. Teammates Ryan Nelson tripled and Andre Maki doubled.


Junior Interleague

Northgate Giants 8,

Manteca Nationals 7

The Giants scored four runs in the fifth to rally for their first lead.

Andrew Olivares hit a two-RBI double in the fifth for the Giants to tie the game followed by an RBI single by Marcus Sequeira to give the Giants the lead.

Sequeira pitched five innings to get the win and was relieved by Victor Alonzo in the sixth to get the save.

Logan Harries played well on both sides of the ball for the Giants, going 2-3 at the plate with a walk, RBI, stolen base and a run while catching three pop ups and tallying two assists.


Northgate Juniors

Giants 14, Athletics 2 (5)

Victor Alonzo and Olivares shared pitching duties for the Giants in the mercy rule contest, combining on a three-hitter and striking out 5 apiece.

Sequeira led offense for the Giants, going 3 for 4 with two RBI, three stolen bases and three runs.  Jamari Milligan (2 for 3, four RBI), Victor Alonzo went (2 for 3, RBI, three stolen bases and three runs), Andrew Olivares (three RBI) and Harries (two RBI) also contributed to the Giants offense. 



Braves 18, A’s 3

Tyler Looney had a monster game for the Braves, going 2 for 3 with two home runs and five RBI.

Looney had lots of help. Willie Segura (3 for 3, double, triple three RBI), Charlie Sanders (2 for 2, RBI), Brayden Hibbs (2 for 2), Michael Quaresma (2 for 3, RBI), Justin Severson (2 for 4, double, three RBI), Romeo Torres (double, three RBI) and Carl Hernandez (double, two RBI) were all part of the Braves impressive offense.

 Sanders pitched the first two innings, yielding three runs. Josh Lewallen and Quaresma each hurled a shutout inning of a shutout inning of relief for the Braves.


Mets 10 Royals 2

Ethan Reif held the Royals to two runs, allowing five hits while striking out five. 

Dylan Stokes (2 for 3, double), Luke Weaver was (2 for 3) and Mitch Lill (2 for 4, double) paced the Mets offense with Weaver, Stokes, Kody House and Mitch Lill spearheading a stellar defensive effort.

Fernando Alaniz hit a home run for the Royals.