Ford Motors Scoreboard and News (Week 6)
Updated: Dec 11, 2020
A Round up of all the action from Week 6 at Dubai Little League.
Aggies 8 - 6 Ducks
Aggies snagged a late lead and defeated the Ducks 8-6 on Friday. A double play by Farrah and Abigail helped keep the score tied at the top of the 2nd. The game was also tied at six with Aggies batting in the bottom of the third when Ariana singled on the first pitch at bat, scoring in one run. Pia and Abigail lead the Aggies with hits. Despite the loss, the Ducks racked up eight hits in the game while Aggies had seven. Norah led things off in the pitcher’s circle for the Ducks striking out two. Ducks scored four runs in the third inning thanks to singles by Sasha, Hanna and Tasia. Tasia went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the Ducks in hits. There were critical defensive plays made by Aliza, Thais, Hanna, Tasia but not enough to hold the Aggies.
Aggies 12 - 9 Gators
Gators stayed in it until the end, but the Aggies pulled away late in a 12-9 victory in Game 2 of the Aggies' double header. Aggies trailed 9-7 in the bottom of the third inning when Rebecca doubled on the first pitch at bat, scoring in three runs. Rebecca led the Aggies to victory by driving in five runs in the game. Vital defensive play by third baseman Misha when she fielded a hard ground ball and picked off the runner advancing to third. This helped the Aggies keep the score close at the top of the 3rd. Gators totaled ten hits in the game with Malak, Berrak and Isla collecting multiple hits for the team. Malak went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the Gators in hits. Newcomer Isla went 2-for-2 leading the Gators with 3 RBI.
Subway Player of the Week: Ariana Hardman (Aggies) - In Game 1 of a double header, Ariana went two innings, allowing one on one hit and striking out five. In Game 2, she surrendered zero runs on two hits over two innings, striking out six. In addition to being on the mound, she hit a double and played defensively as a pitcher and short-stop with multiple outs at first. Ariana is 10 years old from Tampa, Florida. She is in 5th grade at ASD and has been in Dubai playing at DLL for the past four years. Congrats!
Tigers 8 - 7 Huskies
The Tigers pulled off the victory in the bottom of the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by Bella Boson. Keila Reque led the Tigers to victory on the rubber allowing two hits and two runs over three innings, striking out four. Kinza Bokhari threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Bethlyn Whitehead took the loss for the Huskies , surrendering three runs on four hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out five and walking zero. The Tigers had six hits on the day - Kima Sepic had three singles and Kinza Bokhari, Bella Boson, and Youna Lucquin each had one. The Huskies scattered 8 hits on the day. Ainsley Whitehead and Aaliyah Haider had multiple hits while Bethlyn Whitehead and visiting Crimson player Emily Rice each belted a triple.
Tigers 15 - 10 Crimson
The Tigers took the lead late in the game and defeated the Crimson 15-10 on Friday. Keila Reque led things off on the rubber for the Tigers going three innings, allowing zero runs on three hits and striking out five. Tigers batters collected nine hits on the day. Anaka Brawn, Emma Sadeghi, and Reque each racked up multiple hits and Reque and Kima Sepic contributed doubles. Leili Vessali had a strong outing in the circle for the Crimson pitching 2 innings and allowing 4 hits, 1 run and striking out two. The Crimson offense was led by Clara Rice (3-for-3) and Grace Hofmann (2-for-3). The Crimson saw two big hits on the day - a triple by Emily Rice and an OVER THE FENCE HOMERUN by Clara Rice. Congratulations to Kima Sepic (Tigers) on being named the Defensive Player of the Week. Kima made 6 key putouts at both shortstop and in the outfield solidifying the Tigers’ wins.
Subway Player of the Week: Emily Rice (Crimson) - Emily had two key triples on Friday driving in two runs at critical times in the games. Emily is a newcomer to DLL this season and attends ACS in Abu Dhabi as a 12th grader.
Clara Rice hits on over the fence home run for the Crimson
Men's Dodgers 9 - 5 Giants
Alex Cheh and Claudio Gomez were in a tight pitching battle through 4 innings until the Mens' Dodgers loaded the bases and Junho Moon stepped up to deliver a crushing Grand Slam to enable the Dodger's to jump out to a 4-0 lead. Not to be out done the Giants battled back and added three runs of their own thanks to a blast over the left field fence by Ben Anderson in the top of the 5th inning to cut the lead to one. The men added another 4 runs though in the bottom of the 5th to put the game out of reach. The Men's Dodgers are tied with the Senior Dodgers at 5-1 for first place overall at the Christmas Break.
Dodgers 11 - 4 Astros
Mattia Sparacino and Ollie Duthie were putting up zeros on the board through the first three innings until the Astros broke out for one run. The Dodgers fought back with 4 runs in the 3rd and never looked back. They added three runs in the 5th and 6th innings to put the game out of reach. Duthie had a no hitter going through 4 2/3 until Uli Henderson broke it up with a single to center. Duthie finished with 11 strikeouts and gave up one hit and allowed 2 runs. Colin Bianchi finished the game for the Dodgers striking out five for a season team high of 16 strikeouts through 7 innings. Bianchi, Duthie and Josh Jamal each had two hits and an RBI while Rhett Jurkowski chipped in with his first RBI single of the season. Sparancio went 3 innings and gave up 3 hits and 5 runs while striking out 8. Henderson led the offense for the Astros who fell to 1-5 on the season with the Astros only two hits of the game and an RBI.
Subway Player of the Week: Alex Cheh battled hard on the mound and in the field going 2 for 5 while scoring 2 runs. Chen finished the day giving up 6 hits and 5 runs.
Red Sox 14 - 5 Dodgers
The Red Sox defeated the Dodgers 14-5 in Saturday's early game. The game was tied at four with the Red Sox batting in the bottom of the fourth when Dorian Fredrick drew a walk, scoring one run. Luca Hoeppler led the Red Sox to victory by driving in six runs. Hoeppler went 3-for-4 at the plate, driving in runs on a single in the first, a single in the third, a single in the fourth, and a fielder's choice in the fifth. Fredrick was on the pitcher's mound for the Red Sox. He surrendered four runs on five hits over three innings, striking out seven and walking zero. Zach Durben led things off on the pitcher's mound for the Dodgers. He allowed five hits and four runs over three innings, striking out nine and walking one. Nathaniel Anderson and Kenny Yoshida entered the game as relief, throwing two-thirds of an inning and two-thirds of an inning respectively. Durben led the Dodgers with two hits in two at bats.
Athletics 9 - 8 Braves
The Athletics took the lead late in the game in a 9-8 victory over the Braves in Saturday's late tilt. The game was tied at six with the Athletics batting in the top of the fifth when Joe Khoury singled on a 0-1 count, scoring the winning runs. The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. The Athletics collected ten hits and Braves had eight. The Braves opened up scoring in the first inning. Zach Swartz drove in one run on a single. The Braves then scored three runs in the second inning. Swartz and Yared Davis each had RBIs in the big inning. Cohen Miller got the start for Athletics. The right-hander went three innings, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out eight. Mathew Yeh led things off on the pitcher's mound for Braves. The hurler lasted three innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out five and walking one. Suliman Khwaja and Swartz entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one and one-third innings and one and one-third innings respectively. Athletics scattered ten hits in the game. Guy Perry, Miller, and Ryu Asano each had multiple hits for the Athletics. The Braves racked up eight hits on the day. Mathew Yeh and Swartz each collected multiple hits for Braves.
Subway Player of the Week: Joe Khoury
Braves 10 - 9 Royals
Royals were leading 9 to 8 in the final inning but Braves take the victory on a walk off hit by Logan Spiteri. The game was in seesaw with Braves leading and Royals catching up. But Royals conceded several crucial defensive errors which gave multiple runs for the Braves. Starting pitcher for the Braves, Neelan Sharma, pitched 2 innings conceding only 2 runs with 3 strike outs, while Royals starting pitcher Hide Katsuda pitched 2 innings also only conceding 2 runs with 4 strike outs. Neelan also led the team with 3 hits while for the Royals, Aiden Keever and Kakeru Enkaku led the team with 2 hits.
Dodgers 10 - 8 Yankees
Dodgers took the lead in the 3rd inning scoring 6 runs by collecting 4 walks, 3 singles and a double by Aaron Lee. But Yankees came back and tied the score in the 4th inning with multiple hits and walks. Dodgers scored 2 runs in the final inning from 2 walks and two well hitted doubles by Ethan Ayalew and Aaron Lee to secure the game. Starting pitcher for the Dodgers Owen Rakai pitched 2 innings conceding 4 walks, 3 hits and 3 runs striking out 3, while starting pitcher for the Yankees pitchers Claudio Gomez and Ben Audi conceded a total 10 runs from 12 hits and 8 walks but remarkably striking out 11 batters.
Subway Player of the Week: Ethan Ayalew (Dodgers) - This is the very first baseball season for Ethan but he drove in the run for the Dodgers to put them up for good!