Ford Motors Scoreboard and News (Week 11)
A Round up of all the action from Week 11 at Dubai Little League.
Ducks 20 – 9 Gators
Aliza showed timely hitting on Friday, driving in four on three hits to lead the Ducks past the Gators 20-9 on Friday. Aliza drove in runs on a double in the second and a double in the fourth. Ducks collected 19 hits and Gators had nine in the high-scoring affair. The Ducks opened up scoring in the first inning. Hanna drove in one when she singled. The Ducks put up nine runs in the fourth inning. The offensive onslaught came from singles by Tasia, Surina, Joelle, Thais, and Nida and a double by Aliza. Nida went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead her team in hits. The Gators totaled nine hits in the game. Laila, Noor, Marcela, and Malak each had multiple hits for their team. The Gators scored three runs in the third inning. Beliz and Malak each drove in runs during the inning. Tasia was in the circle for the Ducks lasting two innings, allowing six hits and five runs while striking out four. Audrey led things off in the circle for the Gators. The pitcher went one and one-third innings.
Aggies 20 – 6 Gators
Aggies defeated Gators 20-6 on Friday thanks in part to Farrah, who drove in four runners. Farrah drove in runs on a single in the second and a single in the fourth. The Gators scored five runs in the fourth inning, but Aggies still managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for Gators came thanks to walks by Reese and Marcela, a single by Malak, and by Isla. Aggies got things moving in the first inning, when Adalyn singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. Ariana led things off in the circle for the Aggies. The righthander lasted one inning, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out three and walking zero. Farrah came in as relief, throwing two and one-third innings, allowing two hits, six runs while striking out four. Marcela was in the pitcher's circle for the Gators. The Aggies totaled 13 hits. Rebecca, Adalyn, Farrah, and Abigail each managed multiple hits. Rebecca went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Aggies in hits.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Berrak Karapinar on being named this week’s Junior Softball Subway Player of the week. Berrak was born in Chicago and has lived in Dubai for 8 years. She attends ASD and is in her second year participating at DLL. She is an active person, also playing basketball and training in dance multiple times a week. She has a love of reading and may be the league’s expert in Greek Mythology. At 11 years old, she has committed herself to learning the catching position this season in the Junior Softball League. This week during her double header she caught for 5 innings and was stellar in allowing very few passed balls. From the plate she is developing as a hitting threat and will certainly be driving them to the fence by the end of the season. Her value to the Gators goes far beyond her play. She is a positive and joyful player who is emerging as a leader on the field and in the dugout. Great job Berrak!
Huskies 13 - 10 Crimson
The Huskies built an early lead but the Crimson nearly came back in an exciting game on Friday. Despite the loss the Crimson outhit the Huskies 13 to 11. Huskies offense was led by Bethlyn Whitehead, Zoya Merchant, and Katie Claver who all collected multiple hits for the Huskies. Orna Morgan and Mackenzie Render smacked doubles while Claver and Aaliyah Haider belted triples. Haider led the team with 4 RBI. Bethlyn Whitehead and visiting Juniors player Ariana Hardman shared pitching duties in the win.
Emily Rice, Mikoto Kumano, Ishanika Babhania, and Haruka Katsuda each managed multiple hits for the Crimson. Kumano and Rice each had three hits. Katsuda contributed a double. Leili Vessali and Natalie Chamwada toed the rubber for the Crimson.
Tigers 12 - 10 Crimson
The Tigers built a six-run lead in the fourth inning and then held off the Crimson's late charge for a 12-10 victory on Friday. Each team collected nine hits in the effort. Anaka Brawn, Kima Sepic, and Bella Boson each managed multiple hits for the Tigers. Boson was a standout with two doubles and a team leading 4 RBI on the afternoon. Emma Sadeghi, Brawn and Kinza Bokhari split pitching duties in the Tigers victory.
Mikoto Kumano, Mila Looten, Emily Rice, and Clara Rice each racked up multiple hits for the Crimson. C. Rice was a force on the base paths with 5 stolen bases. Leili Vessali and Natalie Chamwada toed the rubber for the Crimson allowing just 5 earned runs.
Defensive Player of the Week: Congratulations to Grace Hofmann (Crimson) on being named the Defensive Player of the Week. Grace had several amazing plays at shortstop for the Crimson - including a diving catch leading to a double play to clear the bases. Her solid play and leadership on the field kept the Crimson in both games.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Katie Claver (Huskies) on being named the Senior Softball Subway Player for Week 11. Katie went 2-3 with 2 runs, 1 RBI and a triple. Katie is a junior at American School of Dubai and has been playing softball at DLL for the past 3 years.
Mne's Dodgers 2 - 1 Astros
The Men's Dodgers and Astros met again for an early morning showdown. It was a hard-fought battle with excellent defence overall. Experience prevailed as the Men's Dodgers capitalized early and kept their lead with zero error defence throughout the day. This put’s Men’s team on the first spot in the league.
Dodgers 1 - 6 Giants
Ollie Duthie was brilliant on the pitcher's mound on Saturday, as Duthie threw a no-hitter to lead DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors past DLL - Giants Seniors 10-0. DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors fired up the offense in the first inning. Josh Jamal drew a walk, scoring one run.
DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors scored three runs in the fourth inning. Collin Bianchi, Jamal, and Jacob Essick all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Duthie was credited with the victory for DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors. The southpaw went five innings, allowing zero runs on zero hits and striking out seven. Ben Anderson led things off on the hill for DLL - Giants Seniors. The righthander lasted three innings, allowing four hits and six runs while striking out five. Jibran Murtaza threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors collected eight hits. Bianchi and Duthie all collected multiple hits for DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors. Bianchi went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors in hits. DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors didn't commit a single error in the field. James Harman had the most chances in the field with eight. Duthie led DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with six stolen bases.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Ollie Duthie on being named the Subway Player of the Week for week 11. Ollie allowed 0 hits with 7 strikeouts to achieve a complete game shutout! Offensively he was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's and 3 stolen bases.
Athletics 12 - 11 Red Sox
Aayan Chaudhry's Walk-Off Seals The Deal In Athletics Victory Over Red Sox
The Athletics defeated the Red Sox 12-11 on Saturday thanks to a walk-off single by Aayan Chaudhry.The Athletics were down 11-10 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Ayaan singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs. The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Athletics collected ten hits and DLL Red Sox had five. In the first inning, DLL Red Sox got their offense started when an error scored two runs for DLL Red Sox. Athletics Intermediate put up six runs in the fifth inning. The Athletics big bats in the inning were led by singles by Guy Perry and Joseph Khoury, by Tysei Marou, a groundout by Nyle Chaudhry, and a double by Cohen Miller.
The Red Sox scored four runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught by the Red Sox was led by Jake Claver and Luca Hoeppler, who each had RBIs in the inning. Will Brawn got the start for the Athletics. The righthander went one inning, allowing four runs on one hit and striking out one. Jake Claver was on the pitcher's mound for the Red Sox. The hurler surrendered zero runs on two hits over three innings, striking out seven. Conner Hall, Dorian Fredrick, and Sam Claver each contributed in relief for the Red Sox.
The Athletics tallied ten hits. Miller, A. Chaudhry, and Khoury all had multiple hits for the Athletics Miller led the Athletics with three hits in four at bats. Jake Claver went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Red Sox in hits including a two-run bomb in the fourth inning.
Dodgers 9 - 5 Braves
Dodgers Nabs Win Over Braves Despite Early 5-Run Inning
The Dodgers managed through a push by the Braves in the sixth inning where the Dodgers coughed up five runs, but the Dodgers still won 9-5 on Saturday. The Braves big bats were led by Chanhong Min, Zach Swartz, Yared Davis, and Jordan Bahar, all driving in runs in the inning. The Dodgers got things moving in the first inning, when Kenny Yoshida grounded out, scoring two runs. The Dodgers notched four runs in the second inning. Ben A, Kenny Yoshida, and Zach Durben all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.
Hayden Thomas pitched the Dodgers to victory. The ace lasted one inning, allowing zero hits and zero runs while striking out two and walking one. Zach Durben, Nathaniel Anderson, and Billy Fordyce all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory. Davis led things off on the mound for the Braves. The hurler went two innings, allowing seven runs on six hits and striking out five. Swartz and Sulaiman Kwajah entered the game from the bullpen, throwing three innings and one inning respectively.
The Dodgers collected nine hits. Zach Durben, Kenny Yoshida, and Nathaniel Anderson each had multiple hits for the Dodgers. Anderson led the Dodgers with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with ten stolen bases. The Dodgers didn't commit a single error in the field. Aiden Zoretic had the most chances in the field with six. Davis led the Braves with two hits in three at bats. The Braves was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Will Brawn made the most plays with ten.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Aayan Chaudhry on being named the Subway Player of the Week. Aayen went 2 for 2 with the game winning single to drive in two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Dodgers 11 - 7 Royals
Dodgers clinch win over Royals to stay at the top of the rankings. Dodgers scored 7 and Royals scored 5 in the first 2 innings was looking like a close game but Royals defense suffered making multiple errors allowing 11 runs in the end. Dodgers Yohji Shintani-Yoshida batted 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs, and pitched 1.2 innings allowing only 1 hit and 2 runs. For the Royals, Hide Katsuda batted 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBIs pitched 1.1 innings allowing 2 runs.
Braves 8 - 6 Yankees
Braves scored crucial runs in the final innings to keep them tied at the top of the rankings.
Yankees were leading 5-3 at the end of the 3rd inning but the Braves effectively scored a total of 5 runs in the 4th and 5th innings through 6 hits including a homerun from Jehyun Moon. Ben Audi of the Yankees batted 3 for 3 with 1 RBI and pitched 3 innings allowing 6 hits and runs. Jehyun Moon batted remarkably 4 for 4 with 5 RBIs including a crucial homerun in the 4th, and also pitched 0.2 innings to close the game.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Jehyun Moon. Jehyun Hit 4 for 4 including a 2 run homerun, picking up 5 RBIs, while pitching in the final inning to close the game allowing no runs.