LBLL is proud to host its third annual Hit-A-Thon event, which provides a chance for our players to showcase the hitting skills they have developed over the season while raising critical funds to support the league at the same time. Each player will get six swings and the hits will be scored, with the point totals then generating money based on the amounts pledged. If every player raises just $50, this will be a $10,000 fundraiser for our league! This helps us pay for all the things big and small that allow game day to happen, such as uniforms, equipment, umpires, utilities, field maintenance, etc., etc., etc. Please give generously and come out on April 28 to cheer on our players!
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For the second consecutive intraleague game, the Lunada Bay Major Diamondbacks put together a last inning rally to prevail, this time finally getting past the Lunada Bay Cubs.
The Diamondbacks enjoyed another strong outing from Patrick Robles on the mound, as Robles went 5 and 2/3 innings and struck out 14 batters, but Leo Casey and John Duffy were having equal success on the mound for the Cubs, assisted by some nifty defense from Mateo Mackiewicz and Dylan Dempster. The score stood at 3-1 Cubs through four innings, thanks primarily to a timely hit from call-up Keegan Leslie, who slapped an RBI double just inside the third base bag and then hustled around the bases to score himself when the throw in from the outfield sailed high.
The Diamondbacks scratched together two runs in the top of the fifth to tie the game, but the Cubs responded in kind to lead 5-3 going into the top of the sixth. Down to their final three outs, the Diamondbacks dug deep, and loaded the bases when Drew Smitham and call-ups Jake Pekarek and Trevor Jones all reached base. This set the stage for a dramatic two-run double into the left field gap from Donovan Capozzola, which tied the game and shifted momentum in favor of the Diamondbacks, who ended up scoring six to take a 9-5 lead into the bottom of the sixth. The Cubs showed some last inning fight of their own and had the tying run on deck before Diamondbacks closer Navraj Singh shut the door for good.
Both teams have midweek interleague games this week. The Cubs are at home to the PV Cubs on Tuesday while the Diamondbacks are at RH to play the RH Dodgers on Thursday. Good luck to both teams!
Both Lunada Bay Little League home fields are closed for games & practices through today because of wetness.
Cage times for tonight TBD, but not looking good. Please check with your coaches
If you have games at other leagues around the hill, your games may still be on, so again - please check with your coaches.