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Giants get early breaks to win, 3-2

May 11, 2011

The Giants parlayed a catcher's interference call and an error into the winning run Tuesday as they defeated the Twins, 3-2, in Fountain Valley Little League Majors Division action at Mile Square Park.

The interference call and outfield error occurred in the bottom of the third inning.

The Twins took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first when Nathan Young singled before Riley Hanson drove a two-strike pitch over the center-field fence. In the bottom of the first, Drake Sueda and Azael Peralta singled for the Giants and Derrick Weinheimer's grounder to shortstop was thrown away, the two-run error tying the score.

In the bottom of the third, Alex Frias walked and went on to score the winning run.

The Giants played errorless defense and turned two double plays.

Hanson went two for three and his home run was his third of the season, which ties him with Parker Smith of the Red Sox for the division lead.

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Peralta picked up a complete game win, allowing eight hits and one walk with six strikeouts. Nick Taylor and Young pitched for the twins and didn't allow an earned run on three hits and two walks with seven strikeouts.

Twins 14, Westminster Padres 6: Trailing 5-4 in the bottom of fourth inning, the Twins plated six runs on six hits and one error. They added four more runs in the bottom of the fifth on three hits and one error.

Tanner Motske went three for three with a double, two runs scored and five runs batted in. Nick Taylor went three for three with a double and three runs, Riley Hanson two for four with three runs and an RBI, Mark Volkert two for three and Garrett Gilmore had an RBI Double.

Hanson didn't allow an earned run on four hits and six strikeouts to pick up his seventh win of the season. Nathan Young pitched the last two innings and allowed one run on two hits.

Red Sox 7, Twins 1: Parker Smith pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up one run on four hits and two walks, to power the Red Sox. Smith also went two for three with an RBI double on offense.

Other key Red Sox performances included Jake Bitzer who was two for three with a double, triple and three RBIs, Luke Arnold who had a three-run triple and Kyle Adams, who went two for three.

Nathan Young went two for three and scored the only Twins run and Garrett Gilmore went two for three with an RBI. Nick Taylor went four innings and gave up three earned runs on nine hits with three strikeouts.

 

— Steve Motske, Community Correspondent

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