The Minor Giants asserted their will over the Angels on their way to an easy 14-2 victory.
The Giants got on the board in the first inning when Jackson Watten singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
The Giants blew the game wide open when they tallied five runs in the fifth inning. The rally was led by singles by Auggie Blachy and Jackson Gregory and a double by Tate Haaz.
Tate was credited with the victory for the Giants. He allowed one hit and zero runs over two innings, striking out six and walking one. Jackson Watten threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Jackson recorded the last three outs to earn the save for LB Minor Giants. Jacob Agaiby took the loss for Minor LBLL Angels. He pitched one and one-third innings, striking out three.
The Giants had 21 hits in the game. Tate, Auggie, Jackson Gregory, Charlie Heim, Julian Imposimato, Jackson Watten, Maddox Grogan, and Bode Voytilla all had multiple hits for the Giants. Tate went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Lunada Bay LL Giants Minors in hits. Auggie led with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases.
Minor LBLL Angels racked up ten hits in the game. Poom, Donovan Jones, and Diego Gutierrez each racked up multiple hits for Minor LBLL Angels. Poom led Minor LBLL Angels with three hits in three at bats. Minor LBLL Angels stole four bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Cameron Celestin led the way with two.
The LB Dodgers experienced “Minor” redemption today scoring a win over a rough & ready Angels team. This was the second meeting of these baby brawlers and the Dodgers got the win they needed to even the score. The Dodgers came out swinging scoring 5 runs in the first but due to some amazing bat work by the Halos Cam Celestin and Diego Gutierrez, the score was tied at 7 by the time the live arms took to the hill. Liam Lohman threw well for the dodgers allowing 3 runs in the fourth before retiring his third batter. Liam Cody finished the game for the Dodgers with 17 pitches. The Angels mixed it up on the mound which momentarily confused the Dodgers but by the time the ump walked away the Dodgers had what they needed to get the W. It was a well fought battle and with two more games left in this four game series, it’s anybody’s guess as to who will win the next. The Dodgers and the Halos take the field again at 5PM this coming Wednesday in what is sure to be a barn burner..
The LBLL Minor Angels got their first win of the season by besting the Dodgers 9-4 on Tuesday evening. Both teams now have one win under their belt and that tiny taste of Victory is just the motivation they need as they make their way through the infant stage of the season. The win rested heavily on some great bat work by the entire Angel Team which proved too much for a very talented Dodger infield. Angels pitcher Jacob Agaiby went the distance in great form while striking out 9 Dodger batters. Coach Lohman of the Dodgers was quoted as saying “ the kid was throwing smoke out there and we left way too many ducks on the pond in the first two innings to overcome a solid and well coached Angel team”. Dodger Pitcher Kirk Nakkasian got his first taste of the mound along with the first strikeout of his career. An overjoyed Nakkasian was quoted as saying “ I got my first strikeout!”. This was the first of a four game series between these two teams with the next meeting taking place Saturday at 1PM. “We have made the adjustments we feel will bring us to victory at our next meeting” said Lohman. “It’s all about doing what we need to do to get us to the playoffs in June”.
Come out to the park this Saturday and watch what is sure to be a great game between these two teams.