Isaac Searcy threw all but two pitches for the Cardinals and hit a pair of doubles to help defeat the Red Sox 6-3 on Friday for the Manteca Little League major division championship.
Searcy was on the mound for 5 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and striking out nine – seven in a row at one point. He reached his pitch limit with two outs in the top of the sixth and yielded to Zach Todd who induced a popup two pitches later to end the game.
Searcy doubled and scored in the first inning and had an RBI double and scored in the fifth. Todd followed Searcy in the batting order and added a pair of doubles of his own, going 3 for 3 with two RBI.
Garren Genilla got the first of nine Cardinals hits, belting a two-run home run in the first inning for to score Ricky Lopez for a 2-0 lead. After hitting his first double, Searcy came in to score on a double by Todd for a 3-0 first-inning Cardinals lead.
Todd doubled to lead off the fourth and scored on an error. Genilla singled in the fifth and was doubled in by Searcy who scored on a single by Todd.
The Red Sox broke on to the board in the third. Jackson Brunn, Briggs Alavezos and Karson Condit (2 for 2) led off the frame with consecutive singles. Brunn came in on Condit’s single, Alavesos on a wild pitch and Condit on a sacrifice fly by Cole Gemmel to shallow center that was fielded by the second baseman.
Pirates 5, Giants 4
After four and one-half scoreless innings Friday the two teams put up nine runs the rest of the way with the game ending on a bases-loaded walk to Red Lupian in the bottom of the seventh to give the Pirates the league championship.
Tyres Harper hit a two-run two-out home run in the bottom of the fifth to score Asiah Scott and give the Pirates a 2-0 lead. The Pirates increased their lead to 4-0 in the sixth when a Jamari Milligan double scored Tyler Riggleman and Scott had an RBI single to score Milligan.
With the bases loaded in the top of the seventh inning the Giants got on the board via an error that scored Jake Lill. Jacob Frisk singled in Andre Olivares and Daniel Acosta tied the game with a screaming single down the third-base line, scoring Drew Mount and Frisk.
Fernando Segura had the lone hit for the Pirates in the seventh, leading off with a double. A walk to Riggleman and Milligan reaching on a fielder’s choice loaded the bases for LuPian’s walk-off base on balls.