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Ford Motors Scoreboard and News (Week 13)

A Round up of all the action from Week 13 at Dubai Little League.


Junior Softball:


Aggies 9 – 3 Ducks

The Ducks fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 9-3 loss to the Aggies. Abigail led Aggies with two hits in three at bats. The Aggies tallied four runs in the fourth inning thanks to Adalyn, Ida, Farrah and Misha. Farrah toed the rubber for Aggies. The righthander went one and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on zero hits and striking out five. Ariana went two innings, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out four out of the bullpen. Tasia was in the circle for Ducks. The pitcher allowed two hits and two runs over two innings, striking out four. The Ducks’ heavy hitters of the day was Aliza, who doubled in the fourth inning and Sasha following with a triple. An outstanding defensive play by the Ducks’ second baseman Nora H. stopped runs at the top of the 4th with the third out.


Gators 12 – 11 Ducks


Despite a 4-run deficit in the fourth inning, the Ducks almost came all the way back, eventually falling 12-11 to the Gators on Friday. The Ducks was right in it until Gators DLL Juniors doubled in the fourth inning. In the first inning, the Ducks got their offense started when Sasha doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs.


They tallied four runs in the second inning. Aliza and Sasha all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning. The Gators saw the ball well today, racking up nine hits in the game. Anna, Marcela, and Noor each had multiple hits for the Gators. Marcela led things off on the rubber for the Gators. Marcela went one and one-third innings, allowing eight runs on six hits and striking out one. In for relief, Anna went two innings allowing two hits, allowing three runs while striking out four. Tasia started the game for the Ducks. The bulldog surrendered three runs on zero hits over one and one-third innings, striking out two. Norah allow six runs on two hits while striking out four out of the bullpen. Sasha went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Ducks in hits.



Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Norah Furman for the Subway Player of the week for Junior Softball! Norah is new to DLL and this is her first year playing softball. Her hard work and dedication has made her a successful player. Her passion for the sport has lead her to throw almost 600 pitches so far this season with 21 strike-outs. Her fielding percentage is 80% making her a dynamic defensive player for the Ducks. She is overall batting 500 with an RBI and 4 walks last double header. Norah is a fierce competitor who motivates her teammates to always do their best! Norah was born in Dubai and attended UAS where she played basketball and competed on the swim team. Her favourite hobby (besides softball) is architecture and design. She uses her design skills to create amazing desserts! Well done, Norah!


Senior Softball:


Tigers 15 - 7 Huskies


The Huskies and the Tigers teams each managed just 5 hits on Friday but the Tigers defense led the way to victory as they committed just one error to the Huskies’ seven. Keila Reque started the game for the Tigers. The fireballer went two innings, allowing two earned runs on one hit and striking out one. Emma Sadeghi, Kinza Bokhari and Anaka Brawn rounded out the pitching staff for the game in a great team pitching effort. Reque, Kima Sepic, Youna Lucquin, Charlotte Whitnell and Ruba Nasr accounted for the Tigers’ hits. Bethlyn Whitehead started the game for the Huskies. Whitehead lasted three innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs while striking out six. Aalia Gulamhusein, Aaliyah Haider and Ainsley Whitehead took the circle in relief. Ainsley Whitehead went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double to lead the Huskies offense. Gulamhusein, Zoya Merchant and Orna Morgan also contributed singles.


Huskies 9 - 8 Crimson


It came down to the wire on Friday, with the Huskies taking victory on a dramatic walk-off single by Mackenzie Render. Bethlyn Whitehead started the game for the Huskies. Whitehead allowed zero hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out five. The Huskies collected eight hits. Aalia Gulamhusein went 3-for-3 and Mackenzie Render went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Huskies offense. Ainsley Whitehead, Bethlyn Whitehead and Aaliyah Haider also contributed hits. Leili Vessali started the game for the Crimson and was strong all game from the pitcher's circle. Vessali surrendered zero earned runs on one hit over three innings, striking out two and walking one. The Crimson collected 5 hits on the day. Mikoto Kumano went 2-for-2 with 3 RBI to lead the Crimson offense. Clara Rice, Natalie Chamwada and Quilia Ho also contributed singles



Defensive Player of the Week: Congratulations to Leili Vessali (Crimson) on being named the Defensive Player of the Week. Leili’s strong pitching outing kept the Crimson in the game in their fierce battle with the Huskies. In her three innings pitched the righty gave up just one hit and zero earned runs while striking out two and walking just one batter.


Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Aalia Gulamhusein (Huskies) on being named the Senior Softball Subway Player for Week 13. Aalia went an impressive 4-6 with 1R and 2RBI. Aalia is a ninth grader at American School of Dubai and has been playing softball at DLL for the past 3 years.


Senior Baseball:


Astros 8 - 4 Giants


The Astros beat the Giants 8-4 in the 7-inning contest. The Giants took the early lead when, following a walk to Noah McFadzean, Ben Anderson blasted a home run over the left centerfield fence. The Astros got on the board in their half of the first inning when Jack Chapleski tripled in Uli Henderson and Mattia Sparacino followed with a single, scoring Chapleski from third base. The Astros then took the lead 3-2 in the bottom of the first when even Langer drew a bases-loaded walk. The Astros took the lead for good with 3 runs in the third inning. Faizan Waheed singled on the first pitch of his at bat, to drive home 1 run.

Mattia Sparacino got the win for the Astros. Sparacino gave up 3 runs (2 earned runs) on 1 hit over three innings, striking out 5 Giants. Jack Chapleski, Kai Chapleski, and Uli Henderson all put in work in relief out of the bullpen. Henderson recorded the final 3 outs to earn the save for the Astros.

Sparacino led the Astros with 2 hits, including a towering home run over the left field fence in the fourth inning. The Giants managed 3 hits, including the Ben Anderson HR. Brodi Anderson added a double and Jibran Murtaza a single.




Men's Dodgers 2 -1 Dodgers


Under the night lights The Senior Dodgers defeated the Men Dodgers 2-1 in another pitching battle between these two teams. This series is becoming the highlight of the Senior baseball and the players done well enough to prove it right. Ollie Duthie drove in the game winning RBI against Duthie Senior who was making his season debut on the mound. Duthie Jr. went 7 innings and gave up two hits and no earned runs. Mikhail Choudry lead all Dodgers with his first two hit game of the season and was also selected Subway Player of the Week. Mikhail is showing great development this season, well done Mikhail.


Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Mikhail Choudry on being named the Subway Player of the Week for week 13.



Intermediate Baseball:

Braves 5 - 2 Red Sox


Braves Beat Red Sox 5-2

The Braves were victorious in the first game Saturday against the Red Sox, 5-2 In the first inning, DLL Intermediate Red Sox got their offense started when Jacob Claver grounded out, scoring Connor Hall from third. The Braves evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning when Ayden Stefaniuk drew a walk, scoring one run. The Braves pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning. In the third Jordan Bahar singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run and Corbin drew a walk, scoring one run. Zachary Swartz got the start for the Braves. The pitcher went three innings, allowing one run on three hits, striking out six and walking one. Jacob Claver led things off on the mound for the Red Sox. He lasted three innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out nine. Connor Hall and Mahdi Mroueh entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one inning and one inning respectively. The Braves tallied one more run on the day when Zachary Swartz hit a bomb in the fifth inning. Zachary led DLL Intermediate Braves with two hits in two at bats.


A's 3 - 8 Dodgers


Dodgers Take Victory Over Athletics, 8-3

The Dodgers were victorious over the Athletics, 8-3, in the second contest of the day Saturday. The Dodgers got things started in the first inning when Billy Fordyce drove in one run when he singled. In the top of the second inning, the Athletics tied things up at two when Kima Sepic drew a walk, scoring one run. The Dodgers pulled away for good with one run in the third inning. The Dodgers tallied three runs in the fifth inning. The offensive onslaught was led by Zach Durben and Kenny Yoshida, all driving in runs in the frame.

Nathaniel Anderson was credited with the victory. The ace allowed three hits and two runs over three innings, striking out four. Billy Fordyce and Santiago Fatas entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Kima Sepic was on the pitcher's mound for the Athletics. She allowed two hits and three runs over three innings, striking out six. Will Brawn threw two innings in relief. Billy went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Dodgers in hits. The Dodgers stole 17 bases during the game as six players stole more than one. Zach Durben led the way with four.

The Athletics racked up seven hits on the day. Kima Sepic and Ayana Chaudrhy all collected multiple hits for the Athletics. Sepic led with three hits in three at bats. The Athletics didn't commit a single error in the field. Tysei Murao had the most chances in the field with ten.


Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Billy Fordyce on being named the Subway Player of the Week.


Minors Baseball:


Dodgers 9 - 6 Braves


Dodgers defeat Braves in the top of the rank match. Braves started off scoring 3 runs at the top of the 1st, from 2 walks and 2 doubles from Neelan Sharma and Jehyun Moon. Dodgers came back with a run at the bottom of the 1st from 2HBPs and a single by Owen Rakai but Braves scored 3 runs at the top of the 2nd with an inside the park homerun by Joud Nasser and single by Logan Spiteri. It looked like Braves are going to continue their winning streak but then at 3rd inning Dodgers had a massive 5 run inning from 2 outs at the top of the 4th inning with 3 back to back doubles with 2 runners on base. Dodgers managed to close of the game with Owen Rakai throwing 1 inning only allowing a hit and no runs.

Yankees 4 - 4 Royals


Royals victory slips away and ends tying with Yankees who caught up in the final inning.

Royals started off with an inside the part homerun from Kakeru Enkaku at the top of the 1st inning. Yankees immediately came back with a triple by Claudio Gomez. Starting pitchers for Yankees, Diego Ghosh and Royals Grayson Corbin pitched well not allowing runs in the 2nd inning. In the 3rd inning Royals scored a run with a single from Taiga Hayashi and Yankees scored 2 runs from 2 outs with a HBP, single by Diego Ghosh and a double by Claudio Gomez. Royals then took the lead at the top of the 4th with 2 singles from Esteban Oliver and Taiga Hayashi, and a fielders choice by Declan Kaplan. At the bottom of the 5th, with Royals having a 1 run lead, Yankees came back and secured a tie with a single from Dylan Werberg and a double from Diego Ghosh






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