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TCKL Roundup: Hot Rods complete rally over Cardinals

Tribune Staff • Jun 29, 2018 at 11:09 PM

Here’s a recap of this past week’s action from the Tri-Cities Kids League.

Boys Minor

Hot Rods 9, Cardinals 7

For the Hot Rods, Ethan Ness took over on the mound with a deficit and threw his team back into the lead. The tide of the game turned with Will Plummer stopping a hard drive at shortstop and passing it over to Jake Chasco at second base for a momentum-swinging out.

Dash 19, Red Sox 9

For the Dash, Colson Grant belted three RBIs, Emmit Wenta pitched one shutout inning to go with two RBIs and Austin Slagel through two solid innings from the mound.

For the Red Sox, Tye Barber cracked a massive hit to earn a double and Gavin Bates stepped up and played multiple positions with the team short on players.

Reds 8, Iron Birds 5

For the Reds, Will Mastenbrook belted three hits to lead the offense.

For the Ironbirds, Morrison Vangalder smacked a double after being called up a level for the game.

Reds 15, Marlins 14

For the Reds, Caleb Chryst legged a double and a triple to go with two strong innings pitched.

For the Marlins, Ethin Dewitt, Shane Brosnan and Carter Wells all finished with two hits.

Dash 12, Hot Rods 10

Dean Koert made a few great defensive plays in the second inning to keep the game close early. Aiden Dault belted two doubles for three RBIs, while Liam Fellows knocked three singles for two RBIs.

Boys Intermediate

Hurricanes 16, Tigers 2

For the Hurricanes, Chase Tyler led the team at the dish with a 4-for-4 outing with a run scored and pitched two shutout innings. Allen Tovey also finished 4-for-4, scoring four runs and making a stellar play in centerfield. Thomas Rasmussen played solid defense while going 2-for-3 and scoring two runs.

For the Tigers, Ethan Dougherty played strong defense, turning an unassisted double play. Jacob Ramirez and Jake Anderson managed hits to lead the team at the plate.

Razorbacks 4, Wolverines 0

For the Razorbacks, Chase Leeuw, Reece Robson and Jimmy Cain combined for the shutout. Nolan Powell belted an RBI triple to lead the offense.

For the Wolverines, Ethan Burns led from the mound with two strong innings pitched, while Trenton Caswell led at the plate, finishing 3-for-3 with a triple.

Sun Devils 9, Bulldogs 5

Anthony Schrouder knocked a double and racked up two RBIs. Will Butler made an awesome catch in deep left field to save a run and Gavin Warhurst pitched well in two innings. Sam Skogler picked up a double and a single and Robert Greene caught a flawless five innings.

Jayhawks 7, Rams 5

For the Rams, Brendon Howard was all over the field, making plays at first and third base and in the outfield. Kayden Wells pitched well and finished 3-for-3 at the plate.

The Jayhawks owe their victory to a solid team effort, staving off a Rams rally with scoreless fifth and sixth innings to save the close win.

Wolverines 16, Jayhawks 6

For the Wolverines, Mason Thomas blasted his third grand slam of the season to open up the game. Matt Keuning and Andrew Brink both finished 4-for-4 at the plate, scoring two runs and one RBI.

For the Jayhawks Korey Weekly, Justin Rabidoux and Christian Catalino all played great games.

Razorbacks 13, Bulldogs 8

For the Razorbacks, Austin Engel led the way on offense with a bases-loaded triple. He, Trenton Watt and Jared O’Brien combined for a solid pitching performance.

For the Bulldogs, Dylan Wunder had a hit and two stolen bases. Caleb Daly knocked one hit and nabbed three steals, while Gavin Warhurst threw a shutout from the mound and took three put outs at second base.

Hurricanes 3, Rams 1

For the Hurricanes, Justin Johnson and Chase Taylor both had RBIs while Carson Clink was closed out the win from the mound.

For the Rams, Cayden Smaka locked down the field with a pair of catches, while Kaden Wells made several solid defensive plays to keep the game close.

Sun Devils 16, Tigers 0

For the Sun Devils, Logan Petrus, Sawyer Van Abbema, Adam Haug, Spencer Schenck, Gabe May and Will May combined for a no-hitter from the mound.

Boys Instructional

Riverdogs 13, Mudcats 9

For the Riverdogs, Phillip Young, Parker Slater and Grayam Beyer all had three hits. Pierce VanStratt had three doubles. Breslen Boersen also knocked a hard-hit double.

For the Mudcats, Caleb Brugger, Owen Sipe, Connor Sakel and Greyson Davis each had three hits.

Knights 9, Muckdogs 2

The Knights came out swinging, connecting for a number of hits throughout the game. The Muckdogs showed signs of rust after a break in their schedule last week. They continue to be led by Lucas Young, Jonas Meeuwsen and Taylor Collins, who turned out another solid offensive and defensive performance.

Thunder 12, Lugnuts 1

For the Lugnuts, Nolan Stelec and Dominic Wrona led the way at the plate with a pair of gap doubles, while John Westhoff and Braeden Jansen held down the field with outstanding defensive plays.

For the Thunder, Valerien Miller led the way at the dish with three hits and three runs scored, increasing his batting average to .900 on the season. Byron Nevins also scored following a base hit and Archer Verhage knocked two hits and one RBI.

Muckdogs 15, Mudcats 8

For the Muckdogs, Jalen Williams continues to emerge as the most improved player, finishing 3-for-3 at the plate. Keegan Brengel also put together a perfect plate performance at 3-for-3. Bryson Cena kept the outfield in check, watching a fly ball to take away a potential double.

Riverdogs 11, Bluerocks 5

For the Riverdogs, Ryder Woodwyk, Parker Slater, Chandler Bovee and Charlie Wiseman all converted hits. Josh Wisman played strong defense in the win.

For the Bluerocks, Andrew Sleeper, Caiden Lefere and Calvin Brunsting each knocked hits.

Riverdogs 15, Mudcats 8

For the Mudcats, Becket Williams and Ryan Dumbrell each had a hit and played great games defensively, while Caleb Tjapkes and Chase Williams each had three hits.

Girls Junior

Tigers 19, Angels 9

For the Angels, Kandence and Abby combined for a beautiful play at home plate, while Ava made two crucial defensive plays at first base.

For the Tigers, Sophia Megna, Rhyan Hare and Ellie Cavalier all hit well.

Tigers 16, Dodgers 15

For the Tigers, Josie Ross belted three hits to lead the offense, ahead of Megan Norton with two and Alivia Perez with one.

Pirates 20, Dodgers 5

For the Pirates, Estella Kuiper served up a dominant performance from the circle, pitching three no-hit innings and knocked three hits on offense. Kayle Schohl also added a double and Evie McDonald added a well-hit ball.

For the Dodgers, Addison LaDronka turned in an outstanding performance from the circle while Calie Williams turned a double play on a fly ball to shortstop.

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