A Round up of all the action from Week 15 at Dubai Little League.
Aggies 7 – 4 Gators
Despite allowing four runs in the second inning, the Aggies defeated the Gators 7-4 on Friday. The offensive onslaught by the Gators was led by Baila, Siri, Laila, and Malak, who each had RBIs in the inning. The Aggies pulled away for good with five runs in the second inning. In the second, Adalyn singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run, and Misha singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. Ariana was in the pitcher's circle for the Aggies. The righty lasted two innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out four and walking zero. Marcela started the game for the Gators. The righty went two-thirds of an inning, allowing five runs on one hit and striking out two. Anna came in as relief with zero hits and three strike-outs. Misha went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the Aggies in hits. Baila led the Gators with two hits in two at bats.
Aggies 10 – 9 Ducks
Aggies nabbed the lead late in the game in a very close 10-9 victory over the Ducks on Friday. Aggies was down 7-5 in the bottom of the third inning when Rebecca doubled on a 2-0 count, scoring three runs. The Aggies built a four-run lead in the second inning and then held off the Ducks' charge. Ducks scored four runs in the failed comeback on a double by Sasha. Aggies got things moving in the first inning, when Adalyn drew a walk, scoring one run. Ariana led things off in the pitcher's circle for Aggies. The righthander lasted two innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out three and walking zero. Tasia started the game for the Ducks. The righty went one inning, allowing five runs on zero hits and striking out three. Rebecca led Aggies with two hits in two at bats. Ducks scattered seven hits in the game. Zeynep and Joelle all managed multiple hits for the Ducks. During a play at the bottom of the 4th, Aggies’ Abigail Essick hit an Over the Fench Grand Slam! What a way to end the last game of the season!
Subway Player of the Week: Junior Softball’s Subway Player of the week goes to Ms. Adalyn Constantine (Aggies) – Adalyn “Ady” played a huge part of a key out with her defensive skills behind the plate when her quick thinking tagged a runner out advancing home. Not only are her skills noticed behind the plate, she is one of Aggies’ top 2nd baseman with multiple outs this season. She had an RBI for each game today along with crucial outs playing 2B and catcher. Ady is a big part of Aggies’ spirit this season. DLL is lucky to have her join the league and we look forward to see her on the softball fields for many years to come. Ady is from Houston, Texas but calls New Roads, Louisiana home. She currently is in Grade 4 at ICademy. Ady came on board with the team during winter break. She easily became blended with the team and you would not think she has only played for four months! Her hobbies consist of making bracelets, helping others and babysitting her 11mo old sister. Congratulations, Ady!!
Tigers 16 - 12 Crimson
The Auburn Tigers’ bats were on fire Friday as they racked up twelve hits in their defeat of the Harvard Crimson 16-12. Keila Reque led the Tigers offense, going 3-for-3 with 2 doubles, 3R and 3 RBI. Anaka Brawn and Maxine Marahay also had multiple hits while Kinza Bokhari and Charlotte Whitnell also smacked doubles. Reque earned the win for the Tigers hurling 3 innings and allowing zero hits and zero earned runs while striking out five. The Crimson offense was led by Mila Looten who contributed a double and 2 RBI. Lexy Crawford also added a single.
Tigers 13 - 12 Huskies
It came down to the bottom of the final inning on Friday’s second game when the Auburn Tigers pushed the winning run across the plate, beating the Washington Huskies 13-12. The Tigers racked up nine hits in the game led by Bella Boson and a Youna Lucquin who each had two. Kinza Bokhari, Anaka Brawn, Janna Nasr, Charlotte Whitnell and Maxine Marahay also contributed singles. Emma Sadeghi earned the win for the Tigers. The fireballer allowed zero hits and two runs over two innings, striking out one. Bethlyn Whitehead took the loss for the Huskies. The righty lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out four. The Huskies managed just four hits - singles by Whitehead, Aalia Gulamhusein, Mia Mroueh, and Aaliyah Haider.
Defensive Player of the Week: Congratulations to Emma Sadeghi (Tigers) on being named the Defensive Player of the Week. Over the two games of the Tigers’ double header Emma pitched four innings allowing just 4 earned runs on zero hits and striking out three.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Maxine Marahay (Tigers) on being named the Senior Softball Subway Player for Week 15. Maxine went 3-for-6 scoring 3 runs and driving in two helping to propel the Tigers to their double header wins. Maxine is a graduating senior from Homeschool Global Middle East and has been playing softball at DLL for the past 3 years.
Astros 9 - 3 Giants
The Astros and Giants squared off in the first round of the playoffs in the Senior Divison to determine who would face the #1 seeded Dodgers in the best of 3 finals. The Astros prevailed with a 9-3 victory over the 7-inning contest. The Astros got off to an early lead in the 1st inning, when Mattia Sparacino doubled to right center and Uli Henderson followed with an RBI single. They added another run in the 3rd when Jack Chapleski tripled to right and scored on a fielding error on the same hit. The Astros added another 3 runs in the 4th inning with Cheeho Moon driving in 1 run with a single to left and Kai Chapleski drove in 2 more runs with a line drive single to right. The Giants were never able to get their offense going, as Jack Chapleski pitched a strong 6 innings for the Astros giving up 4 hits and 3 unearned runs, while striking out 13. Mattia Sparacino closed the game for the Astros keeping the Giants scoreless in the 7th inning. The Astros now advance to the finals to face the Dodgers.
Kai Chapleski was named the Subway Player of the Week for the Senior division, with his 2 hit and 3 RBI performance and quality play at shortstop.
Dodgers 0 - 10 Men's Dodgers
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Kai Chapleski on being named the Subway Player of the Week for the Senior division, with his 2 hit and 3 RBI performance and quality play at shortstop.
Dodgers 8 - 4 Red Sox
Four RBI Day For Fatas Seals The Deal In Dodgers Victory Over Red Sox
Santiago Fatas showed timely hitting on Saturday, driving in four on three hits to lead the Dodgers past the Red Sox 8-4 on Saturday. Fatas drove in runs on a single in the first, a single in the third, and a home run in the fifth. The Red Sox fired up the offense in the first inning, when Jacob Claver singled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs. The Dodgers knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the first inning. Fatas drove in one when he singled. The Dodgers pulled away for good with two runs in the second inning. In the second Zach Durben doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run and Billy Fordyce singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
Nathaniel Anderson was on the hill for the Dodgers. The bulldog went two innings, allowing two runs on two hits, striking out four and walking one. Dorian Fredrick was on the pitcher's mound for the Red Sox. Fredrick surrendered four runs on six hits over one and two-thirds innings, striking out one and walking one. Jacob Claver and Connor Hall entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two innings and one and one-third innings respectively. The Dodgers collected nine hits on the day. Durben, Fatas, and Fordyce all had multiple hits for the Dodgers. DLL Intermediate Red Sox totaled seven hits. Fredrick and Claver all managed multiple hits for DLL Intermediate Red Sox. Fredrick led DLL Intermediate Red Sox with three hits in three at bats. Claver led DLL Intermediate Red Sox with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases.
Braves 15 - 13 A's
Braves Grab Lead In Sixth Inning To Defeat Athletics
The Braves ran off with the lead late in the game in a 15-13 victory over the Athletics on Saturday. The Braves trailed 13-11 in the top of the sixth inning when Shiven Joshi doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring three runs. Bats blistered as the Braves collected 15 hits and the Athletics tallied ten in the high-scoring game. The Athletics captured the lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for the Athletics. The Athletics scored five runs in the fourth inning. The big inning for the Athletics came thanks to a walk by Will Brawn, a single by Ryu Asako, and a double by Tysei Murao.
Ayden Stefaniuk got the start for the Braves. Stefaniuk went one and one-third innings, allowing seven runs on five hits, striking out one and walking one. Kima Sepic was on the mound for DLL Intermediate Athletics. She allowed two hits and one run over one inning, striking out two and walking zero. Brawn, Asako, and Ayaan Chaudhry each contributed in relief for the Athletics. The Braves collected 15 hits. Stefaniuk, Zachary Swartz, Matthew Yeh, Chanhong Min, and Shiven Joshi each collected multiple hits for the Braves. Yeh, Swartz, and Stefaniuk all had three hits to lead the Braves. The Athletics tallied ten hits. A. Chaudhry and Brawn each had multiple hits for the Athletics.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Shiven Joshi on being named the Subway Player of the Week.
Dodgers 8 - 6 Braves
Dodgers become regular season champions from victory over the Braves. Dodgers took the lead early in the game scoring 8 runs in 2 innings from 5 hits, 5 walks and 2 HBPs, while Braves only scored a run in the bottom of the 1st inning. Despite a 7 run deficit, Braves pitchers held off Dodgers from scoring additional runs and came back scoring 3 runs in the 3rd and in the final inning managed to close the gap to 2 runs, but could not catch up.
Yankees 7 - 2 Dodgers
Yankees upsets Dodgers with a big inning in the 4th. Yankees and Dodgers both scored a run in the 1st inning, Dodgers scored a run to take a narrow lead the 2nd but the Yankees added 2 runs in the 3rd to take the lead again. Then Yankees had a big inning in the 4th scoring 4 runs, from a walk and an amazing 4 consecutive single hits from Ben Audi, Dylan Werberg, Owen Heath and Diego Ghosh. Yankees pitcher Ben Audi did not allow a single run in the last 2 innings to secure victory over the regular season champion.
Braves 11 – 5 Royals
Royals struggle to hold off Braves batters. With both teams started off scoring 3 runs in 2 innings, it seemed like a close game. But the Braves scored 5 runs in the 3rd with a HBP, 5 singles and a triple by Noah Bahar. Braves went on to score 3 more runs in the 4th 3 walks and 3 singles to determine their victory. Royals batters were quiet this day, with only 5 hits and 5 runs, where the Braves had an astonishing 17 hits and 11 runs.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Woojin Lee on being named the Subway Player of the Week. Woojin was 3-3 and accounted for 5 runs in Wednesday's make up game against the Braves, leading to their victory to take the champion flag of the regular season.