Giants win pitching duel, 2-1

March 30, 2011

In a game featuring two outstanding pitching performances, the Fountain Valley Giants edged the Westminster Angels, 2-1, in Little League Majors Division action.

The Angels jumped out to an early lead, pushing across an unearned run in the top of the second inning. With one out in the bottom of the fourth, Drake Sueda singled to give the Giants their first hit of the game off Angels pitcher Jason Carroll. One out later, Sueda, who advanced to second on a wild pitch, scored the tying run on a single up the middle by Azael Peralta.

The score remained tied (1-1) heading into the sixth where the Angels put the go-ahead run on first with two out in the top-half of the inning but Giants catcher Derrick Weinheimer threw to shortstop Mark Madrid who tagged out the Westminster base runner on a steal attempt at second base.


Sergio Temores drew a walk to lead off the bottom of the sixth for the Giants and moved to second on an infield ground out by Pablo Crespo. With two outs, Sueda lifted a fly ball over the head of the Westminster centerfielder to score Temores with the winning run.

Peralta threw a complete-game for the Giants, allowing just three hits and an unearned run while striking out 10 and not giving up a walk.

The victory kept the Giants (4-2) tied for first place in the division with the Twins.

— Mike Romine, Community Correspondent


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Braves 16 Nationals 1: The Braves struck early and went on to defeat the Nationals in Majors Division action.

The Braves scored three runs in the first inning. Jason Mayorga and Nathan Crocker both had run-scoring singles that scored Braydon Salzman and James Williams, and Mayorga later scored on an error. The score stood at 3-0 until the fourth.

In the fourth inning, Andrew O'Brien brought in Trevor Windisch to score the Nationals' only run. In the bottom of the frame, the Braves scored 12 runs to move out to a 15-1 lead. Michael Baker scored twice and Salzman, Williams, Mayorga, Crocker, Sadie Atwood, Jackson Roeder, Devin Lacy, Jacob Sievers and Jake Legg also scored. In the fifth, the Braves scored their final run when Williams was forced home on a bases-loaded walk.

Mayorga started on the mound for the Braves and Legg, Sievers, Crocker, Lacy and Daniel Myers, all saw relief action.

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