Ford Motors Scoreboard and News (Week 3)
A Round up of all the action from Week 3 at Dubai Little League.
Gators 13 - 13 Aggies
Gators saw the ball well, racking up 12 hits in the game. Marcela, Malak, Audrey and Berrak all had multiple hits for Gators. Gators had fantastic defense and it showed remarkably when first year third baseman Beliz backhanded a line drive and turned and tagged a runner advancing to 3rd. Aggies were down 12-3 at the top of the 3rd but came underway with multiple hits late in the game with a single by Ida that tied game in the fourth inning. Aggies had 14 hits. Alex, Abigail and Ariana each managed multiple hits with Farrah going 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Aggies in hits.
Ducks 7 - 13 Aggies
Even though Aggies gave up five runs in the third inning, they still were able to defeat the Ducks 13-7 on Friday. The big inning for the Ducks came thanks to a triple by Tasia, single by Nida, and a double by Sasha. Ducks got on the board when Nora singled on a fly ball allowing Nida and Aliza to score. Tasia was in the pitcher’s circle for the Ducks striking out two. Aggies scored five runs in the second inning contributed by Pia, Quilia, Abigail and Ariana with RBIs. Newcomer Pia went 3 for 3 at the plate to lead Aggies in hits. Ariana toed the rubber for the Aggies and went two innings striking out five and walking one.
Subway Player of the Week: Abigail Essick (Aggies) - Abigail was a big part of Aggies’ pull through in Game 1 and an asset to the team for the win in Game 2. She had a combined 3 hits, 5 RBIs. While pitching she struck out one. She played multiple positions today as a catcher, pitcher and first baseman. Abigail was born in Dubai with family in Texas, Louisiana and North Carolina. She’s been playing in the league for 8 years since T-ball but she’s been coming to the park watching her brothers play since she was one month old.
Crimson 17 - 4 Tigers
Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. The Crimson collected ten hits and the Tigers had five. Clara Rice, Grace Hofmann and Natalie Chamwada all managed multiple hits for the Crimson. Rice led the Crimson Seniors with three hits in four at bats. Hofmann had a dinger in the fourth inning. Natalie Chamwada earned the victory on the rubber for The Crimson with an impressive outing. The righthander lasted three innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out four and walking zero. Leili Vessali threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen. Keila Reque took the loss for The Tigers. The pitcher lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and seven runs while striking out three. Kima Sepic went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Tigers in hits. Also contributing singles were Kinza Bokhari and Youna Lucquin.
Huskies 10 - 11 Tigers
The Auburn Tigers were down 10-9 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Keila Reque homered on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs to win the game. Reque also pitched the Tigers to victory. The fireballer lasted four innings, allowing six hits and six runs while striking out four. Kinza Bokhari and Emma Sadeghi entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Bethlyn Whitehead took the loss for the Huskies. The righty lasted three and a third innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out seven and walking zero. The Huskies racked up 13 hits in the game. Ashya Scott, Bethlyn Whitehead, and Ainsley Whitehead each had multiple hits for the Huskies. Whitehead, Whitehead and Zoya Merchant each contributed a double. The Tigers tallied 11 hits. Keila Reque, Bella Boson, and Kima Sepic all had multiple hits for DLL Tigers. Reque and Bokhari each contributed a double.
Subway Player of the Week: Ashya Scott (Huskies) - Ashya had an outstanding day for the Huskies in their extra-inning loss to the Tigers. She went 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI. Her hits came at crucial moments of the game to keep the Huskies in it right until the very end. Ashya has been a valued member of DLL softball for many years and is a Junior at Dubai American Academy.
Senior Dodgers 5 - 2 Astros
The surging Seniors Dodgers won their third game in a row thanks in part to a strong pitching performance and timely hitting by Ollie Duthie. Ollie had 13 strikeouts to one walk, 1 one earned run as well as the game winning RBI. He gave up two hits, one to Cara Rice her first hit of the season. Collin Bianchi pitched the 7th to pick up the save for the Dodgers who improved to 3-0 on the young season. Jacob Essick continued his hot start to the season by collecting a scare hit in a game controlled by the pitchers.
The Chapleski boys, both pitched a great game with Kai starting and dominating for two innings while older brother Jack came in to shut down the Dodgers until the sixth inning. Duthie and Chapleski were in a pitching duel as the Astros were clinging to a 2-0 lead until the 6th. With 2 outs, Noah Nahaw worked a walk which was followed by a pop fly by Gabri Reque but was dropped allowing the inning to continue. With runners on 2nd and 3rd, Duthie lined a sharp single to right which was bobbled a few times and enabled Ollie to make it all the way home for a 3-2 lead. The lead was stretched to 5-2 and Bianchi came in to seal the victory.
Matti Sparacino pitched a clean 7th inning for the Astros and collected the other hit for the Astros.
Giants 5 - 8 Men's Dodgers
The Men's Dodgers won their second in a row thanks to some timely hitting and patience at the plate. Although the youthful Giants outhit the Men's Dodgers, they struggled to find the strike zone prompting the veteran Dodgers to draw a total of 10 walks. Alex Cheh led the Giants by going 3 for 4 at the plate as the Giants comeback bid in the late innings came up short.
Subway Player of the Week: Ollie Duthie (Men's Dodgers) - 13 ks, 1 run, 2 hits, six innings.
Dodgers 5 - 9 Red Sox
The Red Sox improved to 3-0 on the season with a 9-5 win over the Dodgers during the late Saturday afternoon contest. The Red Sox captured the lead in the first inning when Jacob Claver tripled to score Connor Hall. The Red Sox took the lead for good with five runs in the third inning. In the third Sam Claver singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, Owen Tuttle drew a walk, scoring one run, Luca Hoeppler drew a walk, scoring one run, and Milad Mroueh singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs. Jacob Claver led things off on the pitcher's mound for the Red Sox and the left-hander surrendered three runs on four hits over three innings, striking out six and walking one. Nathaniel Anderson toed the rubber for Dodgers. The hurler surrendered eight runs on six hits over two innings, striking out four. Zach Durben threw two innings out of the bullpen. Jacob Claver went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Red Sox in hits. The Red Sox were sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. The Dodgers collected six hits on the day with Anderson and Durben each racking up multiple hits for Dodgers. The Dodgers didn't commit a single error in the field.
Braves 1 - 0 Athletics
The Braves defeated the Athletics 1-0 in the early Intermediate Saturday game as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. The pitching was strong on both sides. The Braves pitchers struck out 12, while the Athletics pitchers sat down eight. One bright spot for DLL Intermediate Athletics was a single by Guy Perry in the first inning. Matthew Yeh pitched Braves to victory. The bulldog allowed one hit and zero runs over three innings, striking out five. Zachary Swartz threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Zachary recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for the Braves. Kima Sepic led things off on the hill for the Athletics. She lasted three innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out six and walking zero. Will Brawn showed strong in relief throwing three innings. Sulaiman Khawja, Matthew Yeh, Zachary Swartz, Yared Davis, and Ayden Stefaniuk all had one hit to lead the Braves. Guy Perry led DLL Intermediate Athletics with one hit in three at bats. The Braves move to 2-1 on the season while the Athletics are still in search of their first win.
Subway Player of the Week: Jacob Claver (Red Sox) - 3/3 at the plate single, double and triple.
Yankees 5 - 7 Dodgers
Dodgers took the lead late in the in a 7-5 victory over the Yankees. The game was tied at five with Dodgers batting in the bottom of the fourth when Liam Zortec singled on the first pitch for the game winning RBI. Yankees scored in the early innings with an inside the park HR by Owen Heath but Dodgers did not concede any runs in the last 2 innings and managed to overtake the game.
Royals 11 - 5 Braves
Royals take first win of the season with early lead over the Braves. Braves’ pitching staff struggled giving away 15 walks in 4 innings, helping the Royals to score 11 runs. Starting pitcher for the Royals Kakeru Enkaku pitched 3 innings well, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out 8. Joud Nasser of the Braves hit an inside the park 2-run HR while the Royals made multiple errors, but the Braves were not able to close the gap.
Subway Player of the Week: Owen Heath (Yankees) - He hit a three run homer in the first inning, continuing his streak of getting hits in every game so far this season.