Ford Motors Scoreboard and News (Week 2)
A Round up of all the action from Week 2 at Dubai Little League.
Aggies 8 - 7 Gators
Aggies snagged a late lead and ended up winning Game 1 of a very close game against the Gators. Aggies were down 7-5 in the top of the fourth inning when Abigail's double added to the RBIs collected allowing the team to scoot ahead. Abigail, Alex, Ariana and Quilia collected hits for the Aggies. Aggies earned the victory despite the Gators scoring five runs in the third inning. Ariana's pitching helped secure the win for the Aggies by closing out the last inning along with the last out caught by catcher Becca on a foul tip. Gators' big inning was driven by hits from Reese, Audrey and Baila. Baila led Gators with 2-2 and 2 RBI.
Gators 15 - 15 Ducks
It was a tight game between Gators and Ducks during Game 2 resulting in a 15-15 tie on Friday. Ducks fired up the offense in the first inning when Sasha had a fiery line drive to center field scoring two runs. Anna, Malak, and Siri led the Gators with multiple hits adding to the 14 hits that were racked up by the entire team today. Malak led the Gators with 5 RBIs. Ducks totalled 12 hits in the game. Joelle, Sasha and Tasia each collected multiple hits and RBIs with Sasha bringing in 6 for the team. Heavy hitters today during Game 2 with multiple doubles and triples from each team.
Subway Player of the Week: Sasha Klein (Ducks) - Sasha led her team at the plate going 3-3 with a triple, 6 RBI, and 3 runs scored. Her hits at bat kept the Ducks leading throughout the game with the Gators closely trailing. Sasha's defensive skills does not go unnoticed. As the Ducks' lead catcher, her skills on the field along with her hitting, Sasha is an all-around player. Sasha is 12 years old. She was born in Dubai and her home country is Canada. Sasha is in her 5th year of Jr Softball and has been playing at Dubai Little League for a total of 6 years, most of which she played both baseball and softball.
Tigers 9 - 7 Crimson
Crimson Seniors fought back after falling down by five runs in the fourth inning. The comeback fell just short though, in a 9-7 defeat to The Tigers on Friday. Six Tigers players had hits in their victory - Bella Boson, Charlotte Whitnell, Youna Lucquin, Anaka Braun, Ruba Nasr and Emma Sadeghi. Boson belted a double and led the team with 2 RBI. The Crimson managed five hits led by Clara Rice with two. Also contributing singles for the Crimson were Amy Zietsman-Brits, Grace Hofmann, and Mila Looten. Rice was also solid behind the plate throwing out three runners attempting to steal on the base paths.
Huskies 13 - 9 Crimson
Huskies Seniors tallied ten hits. Bethlyn Whitehead, Katie Claver, Mia Mroueh, and Ainsley Whitehead all collected multiple hits for Huskies while Mackenzie Render added one. Aaliyah Haider led the Huskies in RBI with 3. Clara Rice led the offensive effort for the Crimson going 4-for-5 with a triple. Natalie Chamwada added two hits while Grace Hofmann and Maria Madani each had one.
Subway Player of the Week: Clara Rice (Crimson) - Clara led her team at the plate in both games. In the first game of the Crimson double header she went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and four stolen bases. In game two she went 4-for-5 with a triple and three runs scored. Clara was also a standout at the catcher position - catching all twelve innings, committing zero errors and throwing out three runners on the base paths. Clara is a new addition to Dubai Little League this season having played both softball and baseball previously in Germany.
(Clara Rice - Crimson - Subway Player of the Week)
Men's Dodgers 2 - 1 Astros
The Astros and Men’s Dodgers played a great game that came down to the last play in the bottom of the 7th. The Dodgers posted zero defensive errors in the contest. Bobby Fiala started for the Dodgers and gave up only 1-hit over 4 innings, and zero runs. Claudio Gomez pitched the final 3 innings in relief and picked up the win for the Men’s Dodgers. Jack Chapleski started for the Astros and went 5 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits with 6K’s. Uli Henderson came in relief in the 6th inning and took the loss for the Astros. The Astros had runners on 1stand 3rd with no outs in the top of the 7th, and had tied the score on a single by Mattia Sparacino. A bunt to the pitcher turned into a double play and after an intentional walk to Kai Chapleski, to put runners on 1stand 2nd- a ground ball to 3rd base ended the inning for the Astros. Uli Henderson was on the mound for the Astros in the 7th, the Dodgers loaded the bases with 1 out and a ground ball to second base was enough to get the winning run across in the bottom of the 7th.
Senior Dodgers 8 - 5 Giants
Led by Collin Bianchi's dominating 99 pitch performance on the mound and a key two out hit by Jacob Essick, the Senior Dodgers won their second in a row against a stingy and feisty Giants team that refused to quit. Gabri Reque made his Senior debut on the mound for the Dodgers in relief and picked up the save. The Giants' offense was led by Noah McFadzean with two hits, one being a double off of the "green monster" in center field.
Subway Player of the Week: Noah Mcfadzean (Giants) - 2/3 with a key bunt late in the game, Noah pitched 3 innings and caught 3 innings for an all-around great performance.
(Noah Mcfadzean - Giants - Subway Player of the Week)
Dodgers 14 - 4 Royals
In Game 1, Dodgers give Royals a tough blow beating them 14-4. The Dodgers racked up 11 hits while not committing a single error. Royals batters were making better contact than the previous game with 6 strike outs compared to 14 in the previous game, but will put more work in fielding and pitching for the next game.
Braves 5 - 0 Yankees
In Game 2, Braves defeat the Yankees 5-0 to pick up their first win of the season in a shut-out. Braves scored 5 runs in the first 2 innings with Logan Spiteri, hitting a 3 run homerun.
Neelan Sharma pitched 2.2 innings with 8 strike outs not conceding a single hit. The Yankees did not concede any runs after 2 innings after Ben Audi taking relief, but their batters could not bring runners to home.
Subway Player of the Week: Neelan Sharma (Braves) - pitching 2.2 innings with 8 strike outs and conceding no hits.
Braves 19 - 6 Dodgers
Yared Davis was clutch at the plate with ducks on the pond on Saturday, driving in four on two hits to lead the Braves past the Dodgers 19-6. Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. The Braves collected nine hits and the Dodgers had five. The Braves scored five runs in the fifth inning when Davis and Ayden Stefaniuk each drove in runs. The Dodgers scored three runs in the fourth inning. Billy Fordyce and Kenny Yoshida drove in runs in the frame. Matthew Yeh got the start for the Braves and went three innings, allowing one run on one hit, striking out five and walking one. Fordyce was on the mound for the Dodgers. Fordyce went one inning, allowing four runs on two hits. Nathaniel Anderson and last week's Player of the Week Noah Trudeau, entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one and two-thirds innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively.
Red Sox 7 - 6 Athletics
The Red Sox took the lead late in the game in a 7-6 victory over the Athletics on Saturday. The Red Sox trailed 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Dorian Fredrick doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs. Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. The Red Sox collected seven hits and Athletics had six. In the first inning, the Red Sox got their offense started when Jacob Claver tripled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs. Fredrick was on the mound for Red Sox allowed no hits or runs over three innings, striking out five and walking none. Kima Sepic toed the rubber for the Athletics; she gave up 3 runs over three innings. Sam Claver went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Red Sox in hits. Guy Perry led the Athletics Intermediate with two hits in three at bats.
Subway Player of the Week: Yared Davis (Braves) - 2 hits and 4 RBI's 2 hits and 4 RBI's.