Sante Duarte’s two-RBI double in the second inning and his two-RBI single in the third was part of a 10-run blitz for the Giants in their 12-5 win over the White Sox in Spreckels Park Little League majors playoff action on Saturday at Brock Elliott School.
Duarte reached base four times, going 2 for 2 with four RBI, three runs and two walks.
The Giants had three hits in their six-run third. Aside from Duarte’s two-RBI single, Noah Aguirre had a two-RBI double and Kainoa Ontai an RBI single. Zac Cook (two runs, two RBI) was hit by a pitch in the frame with the bases loaded for an RBI.
The White Sox took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on RBI singles by Rylan McDonald, Ian Burk (2 for 3, RBI, run) and Scotty Hamilton that scored Tanner Davidson (2 for 2, double, two runs), McDonald and Burk.
Blue Jays 12, Dodgers 11
The Blue Jays staved off elimination on Sunday afternoon thanks in large part to Erick Vicarra, who was 3 for 3 with two doubles and the game-winning run.
Vicarra broke for home on a bad exchange between the Dodgers’ pitcher and catcher, solidifying a come-from-behind 12-11 victory. The Blue Jays trailed 11-9 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but kept their season alive with a two-out, three-run rally.
Marcus Davenport also singled and swiped home in the fifth, punctuating a gutsy afternoon by the first-year minor leaguer. Davenport pitched three innings of relief, and left the game with a 9-7 lead after reaching his pitch count.
Jake O’Neill earned the win, despite a shaky fifth. O’Neill also had three hits, sparking the Blue Jays at the top of the order. Noah Valdivia also had an RBI extra-base hit for the Blue Jays, who will play the Twins in another elimination game on Tuesday.
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A’s 4, Giants 3 (7)
The A’s eked out an extra-inning win over the Giants in a pitcher’s duel on Saturday with both teams combining for 26 strikeouts at Lincoln Park.
Seth Van Dyk and Tyler Paul Wentworth allowed eight hits by the Giants, striking out 12. Wentworth was 2 for 3 with a triple, double and three runs.
Nate Dorn, Landon Chamberlain and Eli Terpsma combined for 12 strikeouts and allowed just three A’s hits, but the A’s drew 10 walks.
Terpsma (two runs) was 3 for 3 with Andrew Villa and Wes Currigan each going 2 for 3.
The A’s continue the playoffs on Wednesday at 5:30.
Rangers 10, Giants 2
Doubles by Kirk Simoni, Hayden Coronado and Logan Tyler led to a four-run fourth for the Rangers.
A Coronado single and walks by Logan Lewis and Ryan Coxsey led to a first-inning lead for the Rangers. Simoni stole three bases with the Rangers stealing 11 total.
Cubs 3, Braves 0
Zach Wilson of the Cubs broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a three-run home run for the only runs of the game.
The Cubs will face the Rangers Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.