Herts Baseball Little League correspondent, Tracey Manning, reports on a dramatic final day of the 2010 Herts Little League season.
HERTS CUBS 4 HERTS YANKEES 5
The day started off with a few clouds in the sky. Starting pitcher for the Yankees Richard Ganster started strong. Power hitter Nick Martinez hit a triple and followed through to get Cubs first run in the first innings, as Yankees took their turn at the plate, Kieran Manning borrowed from the Cardinals and got the first run. Another Yankee, Charlie Mayhew, followed that up with a double. Cubs pitcher Lewis Green also made a great start. Top of the 2nd Yankees kept the Cubs from getting any further than 1st base. In the bottom of the 2nd inning Brodie Caress (Cubs) caught Kieran Manning (Yankee) fly ball. Another triple hit from Michael James (Yankee) in the 4th. As the game entered the 6th inning McKenna Martinez (Cubs) delivered a game-changing hit and evaded been tagged to get on base. She went on to do some very effective base running. Ultimately it was Aaron Witter who got the winning run and clinch the bronze medal for the Yankees with a final score of 4-5.
There was a vote for player of the game this was voted by all the soggy parents and families and the winner was McKenna Martinez. Well done to her!
CARDINALS 2 RED SOX 13
A few more showers and some lunch later the mighty Red Sox and the awesome Cardinals went head to head to play for the top spot. Cardinals batting first,Zack Longboy(Red Sox) took the mound with a super cool attitude and he did his job well as Cardinals never scored a run in the 1st inning. Kieran Manning tagged out Theo Longboy to stop her making the first run, Cardinals struggled in the 1st innings their usual team who was missing a few key players, this was also true for the rest of the other teams, just didn’t gel too well and let home too many runs.
Slugger Carlos Casal jr came in with the first run for the Cardinals and Drew Mayhew got the other one Cardinals swapped around players to try and find a game play that worked but to no end. They kept on putting players on bases but unable to bring them home. Charlie Mayhew scored the first run for the Redsox and they never looked back . Mikito Ariga, catching for the Red Sox tagged out Carlos Casal jr (Cardinals) with an assist from Red Sox first baseman, Charlie Mayhew. The game ended 13-2 to the Red Sox.
Zack Longboy was named player of the game, but I have to say all the Red Sox players made a huge effort in this final game. Cardinals did their best on the day, but the better team came home to win.
BRONZE MEDAL GAME – BOX SCORES
|Herts Cubs at Herts Yankees|
|Score By Innings||1||2||3||4||5||6||R||H||E|
|Herts Yankees 5, Herts Cubs 4|
|Herts Yankees||Herts Cubs|
|Aaron Witter 2b||4||0||1||1||Alexander Deacon 2b-3b||3||0||0||0|
|Kieran Manning c||2||1||0||1||Brodie Caress 1b||3||0||1||0|
|Richard Ganster p||2||1||0||0||Nick Martinez ss-p||2||1||1||0|
|Cameron Ross lf||2||0||2||1||Christian Lynch rf||3||0||1||1|
|Adam White 1b||3||0||0||0||Lewis Green p-ss||2||1||1||0|
|Charlie Mayhew ss||2||0||1||1||McKenna Martinez cf||3||1||2||0|
|Drew Mayhew 3b||3||0||0||0||Robert Binns c||3||1||0||0|
|Ben Day cf||2||1||0||0||Ben Jones 3b-2b||2||0||1||2|
|Michael James rf||1||2||1||0||Jamie Griffin sf||1||0||1||0|
|Aki Matsuo sf||2||0||0||0||Lewis Auchterlounie lf||3||0||0||0|
|George Owens rf-dh||2||0||0||0|
|TEAM TOTALS||23||5||5||4||TEAM TOTALS||27||4||8||3|
|E: Adam White, Nick Martinez. LOB: Herts Yankees 9, Herts Cubs 10. 2B: Charlie
Mayhew. 3B: Michael James, Nick Martinez.
|Richard Ganster W||6.00||8||4||1||3||13|
|Nick Martinez L||3.67||3||1||1||2||9|
|HBP: by Richard Ganster (Ben Jones). . , by Richard Ganster (Lewis Green). T: 1:45.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – BOX SCORES
|Herts Cardinals at Herts Red Sox|
|Score By Innings||1||2||3||4||5||6||R||H||E|
|Herts Red Sox||5||4||0||4||0||0||13||3||1|
|Herts Red Sox 13, Herts Cardinals 2|
|Herts Red Sox||Herts Cardinals|
|Theo Longboy rf||2||0||0||1||Carlos Casal Jr p-ss||1||1||0||0|
|Charlie Mayhew 1b||2||2||0||0||Brodie Caress 1b-p||1||0||0||0|
|Mikito Ariga c||3||2||1||0||Kieran Manning c||3||0||1||1|
|Jake Caress 3b||4||3||1||0||Lewis Green 3b||3||0||0||0|
|Ben Day ss-cf||2||1||0||0||Aki Matsuo 2b-p-1b||3||0||0||0|
|Zack Longboy p||3||1||1||2||Aaron Witter lf||3||0||1||0|
|Yuki Ariga lf||1||2||0||2||James Day ss-2b||3||0||0||0|
|Charlie Owens 2b||2||1||0||1||Drew Mayhew rf||0||1||0||0|
|Robert Binns cf||2||0||0||2||Ben Day cf||2||0||0||0|
|Adam White sf||0||0||0||0||Alexander Deacon sf||2||0||0||0|
|Lewis Auchterlounie dh||0||1||0||1|
|TEAM TOTALS||21||13||3||9||TEAM TOTALS||21||2||2||1|
|E: Mikito Ariga, James Day(2), Brodie Caress, Aki Matsuo. LOB: Herts Cardinals 7,
Herts Red Sox 14.
|Herts Red Sox||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO|
|Zack Longboy W||6.00||2||2||1||6||7|
|Carlos Casal Jr L||1.67||1||9||5||11||1|
|HBP: by Carlos Casal Jr (Lewis Auchterlounie). , by Aki Matsuo (Lewis Auchterlounie).
. . . T: 2:12. A: 67.