Salzman leads Braves to win

Pitcher is dominant again on the mound as Majors Division team shuts out Rockies, 3-0.

April 06, 2011

The Braves picked up a shutout victory Saturday by defeating the Rockies, 3-0, in Ocean View Little League Majors Division play.

Braydon Salzman threw a complete game and also scored a run. The Braves scored in the opening inning when Michael Baker singled home James Williams and the second run came when Sadie Atwood drew a walk to force home Jason Mayorga. In the fifth, Salzman scored on a fielder's choice, thanks to smart base running by Mayorga.

The Braves prevented the Rockies from scoring in the sixth on a double play between Mayorga at first base and Williams at the plate.


— Jennifer Sievers, Community Correspondent


Minor B Division

Mets 7, Lookouts 6: Nathan Skorheim scored on an overthrow in the sixth inning to give the Mets the one-run win.

A double by Edison Chiu and key hits by Tristan Kennedy and Lucas Pantel in the third inning turned things around for the Mets, who had trailed to that point. Pantel started on the mound for the Mets and threw two innings.

Rockhounds 12, Mets 5: The Rockhounds took control of the game in the third inning to defeat the Mets.

Starting pitcher Tristan Kennedy struck out four and didn't allow a walk in 2 1/2 innings for the Mets who scored two runs to take an early lead.

— Laurie Skorheim, Community Correspondent


Minor C Division

Raptors vs. Iron Birds (no score kept): The Raptors hosted the Iron Birds Saturday in the first kid-pitch game of the season.

Pitchers for the Raptors included: Quinn Ortiz, Samuel Cohn, Riley Bradley and Owen Sideris. Making their pitching debuts for the Iron Birds were Ramon Lopez, William Lawler,Gavin Kells, Miles Lopez and A.J. Hurtado.

Both teams were quiet offensively until the fourth inning where the Raptors preyed the Iron Birds for three runs. The Iron Birds rallied in the fifth with base hits by Kells and Isaac Ballinas who was also named offensive player of the game for the Birds.

— Marcella Erickson, Community Correspondent


Farm Division

Sun Devils vs. Waves (no score kept): Saturday's much anticipated clash between the Sun Devils and Waves did not disappoint.

For the Waves, there were stars everywhere but Luke Kumaric and Bradley Navarro both had strong games with good hitting performances. Navarro made a sharp play at first base. For the Sun Devils, Kyle Palmer had several key hits, Kyle Donoho made an incredible grab of a line drive and Matthew and Nicholas Severin, along with Nicholas Flum, also played well.

— Kevin Carlin, Community Correspondent


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