A Round up of all the action from Week 10 at Dubai Little League.
Gators 12 – 4 Ducks
The Ducks were mighty at the mound but couldn’t recover in a 12-4 loss to the Gators on Friday. Gators scored on a double by Marcela, singles by Baila, Laila, and Reese in the first inning. Gator’s shortstop, Reese, had multiple defensive plays preventing batters from reaching first. A double play in the 4th by Malak and Baila and a strike-out by Marcela closed the game at the bottom of the 4th. Audrey was on the rubber for the Gators. The righty surrendered one run on three hits over one and one-third innings, striking out two. Tasia started the game for the Ducks. The pitcher went two and a third innings, allowing nine runs on eight hits and striking out six. The Ducks racked up seven hits in the game. Joelle and Nida each racked up multiple hits for Ducks each collecting two hits to lead their team. The Gators collected nine hits on the day. Laila, Baila, and Malak all managed multiple hits for the Gators.
Ducks 21 – 21 Aggies
Ducks and Aggies played to a 21-21 tie on Friday. Scorekeepers were kept busy during this high scoring battle between the two teams. Aggies tallied 21 hits in the game with Abigail, Eloisa, Ilze, Ida and Rebecca along with welcoming sub, Baila, where each managed multiple hits to lead the Aggies. Alex led the Aggies with three stolen bases. Ducks collected 18 hits on the day contributed by Surina, Thais, Joelle, Norah, Tasia, Sasha, Joaquinne and Nida. Power hitters, Sasha and Tasia both hit doubles during Game 2. Ducks came in and tied the game by running in 9 in the fourth inning. Norah hit a triple to center field bringing in 2 RBIs in the 9th inning to close out the game in a tie.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Anastasia "Tasia" Schumaker. She had an outstanding showing at the mound last weekend. She pitched 16 strikes out of 23 pitches against the Aggies and 47 strikes out of 80 pitches against the Gators. Tasia had a total of seven strikeouts in the double header. She also contributed at the plate with 3 hits including a double and 2 RBIs. Tasia is a determined individual whose quiet leadership was shown bright for the Ducks. Tasia is in her 4th year at DLL, having missed a few years between T-Ball and Softball. Tasia is in 7th grade at ASD and just turned 13 yrs old. She was born in Moscow and has lived in Dubai for 8 years. Her hobby includes reading, reading, and reading! Well done Tasia!
Crimson 18 - 11 Huskies
The first game on Friday was a high-scoring affair as the Crimson collected 13 hits and the Huskies had 12. For the Crimson, Clara Rice, Emily Rice, Quilia Ho, and Mikoto Kumano each collected multiple hits while Grace Hofmann and Mila Looten each added one. C. Rice and E. Rice each contributed a double and C. Rice led the team with an impressive 5 RBI. Leili Vessali and Natalie Chamwada split the pitching duties in the Crimson victory. Bethlyn Whitehead, Aaliyah Haider, Zoya Merchant, and Ainsley Whitehead each racked up multiple hits for the Huskies. B. Whitehead led the Huskies with four hits in five at bats. Three Huskies smacked doubles (Merchant, B. Whitehead and A. Whitehead) and two Huskies belted triples (Mia Mroueh and Haider).
Huskies 11 - 5 Tigers
In the second game of the afternoon, the Huskies outhit the Tigers 13-4 on thier way to victory. Mackenzie Render, Aalia Gulamhusein, Ainsley Whitehead, and Mia Mroueh all managed multiple hits for the Huskies. Gulamhusein contributed a double and led the team with 4 RBI. Bethlyn Whitehead was the winning pitcher for Huskies Seniors allowing three hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out seven. Kima Sepic led the Tigers with two hits in three at bats. Charlotte Whitnell belted a triple and Ruba Nasr contributed a single.
Defensive Player of the Week: Congratulations to Kinza Bokhari (Tigers) on being named the Defensive Player of the Week. Kinza was a standout at the catcher position blocking everything that was thrown at her. She also was impressive from the pitcher’s circle - hurling two shutout innings.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Quilia Ho (Crimson) on being named the Senior Softball Subway Player of the Week. Quilia went 3-3 with 2 runs scored to help her team to victory. Quilia is a recent addition to Senior Softball and to DLL. She is a ninth grader at ASD.
Giants 10 - 7 Astros
The Giants and Astros met again for a showdown under the lights. It was a hard-fought battle but the Giants prevailed 10-7 rallying back from a 5 run deficit and securing their 4th win in a row. Jibran Murtaza started on the mound for the Giants while Ben Anderson came in to secure the comeback. The offensive attack for the Giants was led by a guest appearance from Ollie Duthie with 3 hits and having 2 hits each were, Jibran Murtaza, Ben Anderson, Bjoern Brake and Cohen Miller. The Astros were led by Uli Henderson with 2 hits.
Dodgers 1 - 6 Men's Dodgers
DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors Fall Short To Mens Dodgers, 6-1 the Mens Dodgers scored three runs in the seventh inning to cap off the victory over the Senior Dodgers. Bobby Fiala pitched a no-hitter while striking out 14 and surrendering only 1 run. Collin Bianchi started the game for the Senior Dodgers. Bianchi surrendered one run on one hit over two innings, striking out two and walking one. Ollie Duthie threw five innings out of the bullpen.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Bjoern Brake, the Subway Player of the Week for Seniors baseball! He stepped up and helped Giants tremendously with two hits.
Braves 13 - 6 Red Sox
Red Sox Leave Victorious After Challenging Back-And-Forth Game Against Dodgers!
DLL Intermediate Braves ran off with the lead late in the game in a 13-6 victory over DLL Intermediate Red Sox on Saturday. The game was tied at six with DLL Intermediate Braves batting in the top of the fifth when Zachary S drew a walk, scoring one run. DLL Intermediate Red Sox scored five runs in the third inning, but DLL Intermediate Braves still managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for DLL Intermediate Red Sox came thanks to an error on a ball put in play by Connor H, Jacob C, and Luca H and a single by Mahdi M. DLL Intermediate Braves fired up the offense in the first inning, when Zachary singled on a 2-0 count, scoring one run. In the top of the fourth inning, DLL Intermediate Braves tied things up at five when Sulaiman K singled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.
DLL Intermediate Braves scored five runs in the sixth inning. The offensive firepower by DLL Intermediate Braves was led by Chanhong M, Yared D, Jordan B, and Corbin, who each had RBIs in the inning. Zachary toed the rubber for DLL Intermediate Braves. The pitcher allowed two hits and five runs over two and a third innings, striking out four and walking one. Jacob was on the hill for DLL Intermediate Red Sox. The pitcher surrendered one run on one hit over three innings, striking out five. Connor and Mahdi entered the game as relief, throwing two innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively. DLL Intermediate Braves collected 13 hits. Yared, Shiven J, Zachary, and Matthew Y each had multiple hits for DLL Intermediate Braves. Yared went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead DLL Intermediate Braves in hits.
Mahdi led DLL Intermediate Red Sox with two hits in four at bats.
Dodgers 7 - 5 Athletics
Dodgers Clinch Lead In Fourth Inning To Defeat Athletics
Dodgers DLL Intermediate stole the lead late in the game in a 7-5 victory over DLL Athletics Intermediate on Saturday. The game was tied at five with Dodgers DLL Intermediate batting in the top of the fourth when Kenny doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. DLL Athletics Intermediate scored four runs in the first inning, but Dodgers DLL Intermediate still managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for DLL Athletics Intermediate came thanks to by Perry and N Chaudry and a groundout by Brawn. DLL Athletics Intermediate captured the lead in the first inning. DLL Athletics Intermediate scored two runs on a stolen base.
After Dodgers DLL Intermediate scored one run in the top of the third, DLL Athletics Intermediate answered with one of their own. Dodgers DLL Intermediate scored when Zach D drew a walk, scoring one run. Dodgers DLL Intermediate took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Albie doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run and Aiden Z singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Nathaniel toed the rubber for Dodgers DLL Intermediate . The fireballer surrendered four runs on two hits over two innings, striking out four and walking one. Brawn led things off on the hill for DLL Athletics Intermediate. The pitcher allowed two hits and two runs over one inning, striking out one and walking one. Sepic and Miller entered the game as relief, throwing three innings and two innings respectively.
Aiden Z, Nathaniel, Santiago, Kenny, Albie, and Zach D each collected one hit to lead Dodgers DLL Intermediate . Dodgers DLL Intermediate stole five bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Santiago led the way with three. Dodgers DLL Intermediate didn't commit a single error in the field. Aiden Z had ten chances in the field, the most on the team. Sepic went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead DLL Athletics Intermediate in hits. DLL Athletics Intermediate tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Perry led the way with four. DLL Athletics Intermediate was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Brawn had the most chances in the field with ten.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Yared Davis on being named the Subway Player of the Week.
Braves 0 - 0 Dodgers
Royals 12 - 8 Yankees
Royals overcame the Yankees with an early 5-run inning. Royals Taiga Hayashi debuted on the mound in the first inning and started off allowing 2 singles but managed to get through with a ground out, infield fly and a strike out. The Royals easily scored 5 runs with only one hit, 6 walks and a HBP from Yankees starting pitcher Claudio Gomez Jr. Royals continued to score 3 runs each in the 2nd and 3rd inning with 6 hits in total expanded their lead. Yankees fought back in the 4th inning, Royals reliever Hide Katsuda struggled to throw strikes and with bases loaded and no outs he was replaced by Kakeru Enkaku, but could not stop the damage, and Yankees scored 5 runs while Royals conceded 4 walks/HBP and 2 hits in total for this inning, the score gap was narrowed to 3 runs. In the bottom of the 4th the Royals picked up a crucial run with a double from Aiden Keever to make the gap to 4 runs. In the final 5th inning Royals pitcher Kakeru Enkanku closed superbly with 3 straight strikeouts to finish off the game with a victory. Exciting game with both teams hitting 10 hits each but the number of walks made the difference in the end, Yankees conceded 12 while Royals managed this to 6.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Taiga Hayashi. Hit 4 for 3 including a double and a triple, picking up 2 RBIs, while pitching for the first time this season getting 2 strike outs, allowing 5 hits and only 2 runs in 2 innings with to help Roylas take their game.