Ford Motors Scoreboard and News (Week 7)
A Round up of all the action from Week 7 at Dubai Little League.
Aggies 14 - 7 Ducks
Aggies took the lead late and defeated the Ducks 14-7 on Friday. The game was tied at seven with Aggies batting in the top of the fourth. Aggies earned the victory despite allowing the Ducks to score five runs in the second inning. Ducks’ big inning was driven on singles by Nora, Aliza, Sasha and Hanna. Ducks got things started in the first inning when Joaquinne drew a walk, scoring in one run. Ariana led things off in the circle for Aggies. Ariana lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out four. Norah started the game for the Ducks. The righty went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit and striking out four. Ducks tallied eight hits on the day. Hanna and Nora each collected two hits to lead their team in hits. Aggies racked up 12 hits on the day thanks to multiple hits by subs Marcella and Berrak, Abigail, Farrah and Ariana.
Ducks 11 - 10 Gators
It came down to the wire on Friday, with the Ducks taking victory on a dramatic walk-off single in the late innings that sealed their victory over the Gators. Bats blistered as the Ducks collected 11 hits and the Gators tallied nine in the high-scoring game. The Ducks scored five runs in the 1st inning when Surina singled at bat scoring in the fifth run. After the Gators scored five runs in the top of the second, Ducks answered with five of their own. Gator’s Noor, Berrak and Audrey all singled scoring in the runs in the second inning. Ducks then answered when both Aliza and Sasha doubled and scored in two runs each, followed by Hanna’s single scoring the fifth run for that inning. Tasia toed the rubber for the Ducks striking out two. Anna was in the circle for the Gators striking out one. Ducks tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Thais led the way with two steals. A handful of doubles today collected by Ducks’ Sasha, Aliza and Tasia and for the Gators Laila and Malak.
Subway Player of the Week: Aliza Furman (Ducks) - Aliza displayed outstanding play behind the plate stopping advances from opponents. She had 2 put outs on the field by heads up plays behind the plate, at short stop and at first base. During the double header games she appeared at the plate 5 times with 3 hits and 2 walks with a total of 3 RBIs for the Ducks. Although she has lived in Dubai most of her life, Aliza, now 13, was born in Dallas, TX. She was the captain of the soccer team at Universal American School for two years and this is her first season playing softball and her athleticism, dedication and commitment is evident in her play.
Tigers 13 - 11 Huskies
The Huskies fought back after falling down by six runs in the fifth inning. The comeback fell just short though, in a 13-11 defeat to the Tigers on Friday. Keila Reque Cruz earned the win from the pitcher's circle. The Tigers collected nine hits on the day. Kima Sepic, Keila Reque Cruz, and Bella Boson each collected multiple hits. Sepic went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Tigers in hits. The Huskies collected ten hits. Orna Morgan, Bethlyn Whitehead, and Ainsley Whitehead each racked up multiple hits. Morgan led Huskies Seniors with three hits in four at bats. B. Whitehead knocked in a game-high 4 RBI.
Huskies 12 - 11 Crimson
The Huskies took the lead late in the game in a 12-11 victory over the Crimson on Friday. Bethlyn Whitehead earned the win from the pitcher's circle. The Huskies combined for 8 hits on the day. Aaliyah Haider led the Huskies with two hits in three at bats. Zoya Merchant contributed a double and Ainsley Whitehead belted a triple. The Crimson racked up nine hits on the day. Clara Rice and Mikoto Kumano each racked up multiple hits for the Crimson - each going 3 for 4 at the plate. Rice connected for a double.
Defensive Player of the Week: Congratulations to Orna Morgan (Huskies) on being named the Defensive Player of the Week. Orna made several key plays at both in the outfield and at catcher. Coming at key points in the game, Orna’s efforts were critical in keeping both games close.
Subway Player of the Week: Mikoto Kumano (Crimson) - Mikoto went 3 for 4 at the plate to lead her team. She scored 2 runs and drove in 2 RBI. Mikoto is a 12th grader at Collegiate American School.
Senior Dodgers 2 - 0 Men's Dodgers
In the battle for first place the Dodgers Teams faced each other in the most important game of the year for both sides. Ollie Duthie threw a gem on Saturday for DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors, allowing zero runs and besting Men's Dodgers by a score of 2-0. The pitching was strong on both sides. Duthie struck out eight, while Men's Dodgers Bobbo Fiala struck out ten and gave up 2 hits. DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors got things started in the first inning. Collin Bianchi singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Duthie led the DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors to victory on the hill allowing three hits and zero runs over seven innings, striking out eight and walking one for the complete game shutout. Bianchi and Duthie each collected one hit to lead DLL Sr. Dodgers 2020-21 Seniors.
Giants 5 - 4 Astros
It was a back and forth battle with the Astros and Giants. Jibran Murtaza pitched a solid 4 innings for the Giants, giving up no earned runs and 1 unearned run. The Giants loaded the bases in the top of the 1st with 1 out, but starting pitcher Mattia Sparacino battled his way out, striking out the next 2 batters. The Giants scored their first run in the top of the 3rd after an error by the Astros third baseman followed a run scoring double by Ben Anderson. The Giants continued to score runs in the 4th on reliever Kai Chapleski, after a dropped 3rd strike got the inning started. This was followed by a single, a walk and a single and Jack Chapleski came in with no outs and got out of the inning with 1 more run crossing the plate on a wild pitch to go up 4-1. Ben Anderson came on in relief in the 5th and the Astros tied the score after an error and 2 walks loaded the bases, Jack Chapleski drove in 3 runs with a game tying double to left center. The game went to extra innings and the Giants scored in their half on an error by the Astros right fielder. The Astros were shut down by Ben Anderson in the bottom of the 7th, to secure the Giants 5-4 win.
Subway Player of the Week: Jibran Murtaza's impressive pitching outing today giving up 3 hits over 4 ⅔ inn. with a clutch hit in the 7th inning in order to win the game.
Red Sox 11 - 5 Braves
Five runs batted in from Jacob Claver helped lead Red Sox past the Braves 11-5 on Saturday in the early game. Claver drove in runs on a triple in the second, a triple in the fourth, and a single in the sixth. Red Sox earned the victory despite allowing the Braves to score four runs in the third inning. The Braves batters contributing to the big inning included Zachary Swartz and Ayden Stefaniuk, all driving in runs in the inning.
The Red Sox got on the board in the first inning when Dorian Fredrick singled, scoring 2-runs. The Red Sox tallied five runs in the second inning with Jacob, Dorian, and Alex Zabst each with RBIs in the big inning. Jacob was on the mound for the Red Sox . The lefthander surrendered zero runs on zero hits over two innings, striking out five and walking one.
Sulaiman Khwaja was on the pitcher's mound for the Braves. The bulldog allowed seven hits and eight runs over two and a third innings, striking out three. Yared Davis and Ayden Stefaniuk entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two and a third innings and two-thirds of an inning respectively. The Red Sox totalled 12 hits in the game. Jacob, Dorian, Owen Tuttle, and Luca Hoeppler each had multiple hits. Ayden led the Braves with two hits in three at bats including a towering home run, the first of his career.
Dodgers 12 - 7 Athletics
The Dodgers took the lead late and defeated the Athletics 12-7 on Saturday in the late game. The game was tied at seven with the Dodgers batting in the bottom of the fifth when Zach Durben singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. The Dodgers earned the victory despite allowing the Athletics to score five runs in the fifth inning. The Athletics big bats were led by Tysei Murao, Kima Sepic, Cohen Miller, and Guy Perry, all driving in runs in the frame.
In the first inning, the Dodgers got their offense started. Billy Fordyce singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. Zach Durben led the Dodgers DLL Intermediate to victory on the mound. He allowed one hit and one run over three innings, striking out eight and walking one. Fordyce and Nathaniel Anderson entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. The Dodgers collected 12 hits on the day. Durben, Aiden Zoretic, Fordyce, and Anderson all managed multiple hits for the Dodgers. Zoretic and Durben each managed three hits to lead the Dodgers.
DLL Athletics Intermediate tallied seven hits in the game. Ryu Asano and Perry had multiple hits for the Athletics. The Athletics tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Perry led the way with three. DLL Athletics Intermediate was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Ayden Stefaniuk. He led the Braves with two hits in three at bats including a towering home run, the first of his career!
Royals 8 - 3 Yankees
The Royals scored 1 run each in the first 2 innings, but in the 3rd they scored 4 runs from
3 walks 2 hits and a ground ball scoring in a run to expand their lead. The Royals managed
1 run each in the 4th and 5th inning to secure the lead and win the game.
The Yankees started off slow, not scoring runs in the first 3 innings, managed to score 3 runs in the final 2 innings with a single from Dylan Werberg and by filling bases with walks and HBPs but it was not enough to close the gap. Kakeru Enkaku for the Royals pitched 2 innings allowing only 1 hit and striking out 4, while batting 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs.
Diego Ghosh of the Yankees pitched 2 innings allowing only 3 hits and a run with no walks, while batting 3 for 3 with 1 RBI.
Braves 14 - 4 Dodgers
Braves defeat the league leading Dodgers with a surprising gap. In the first 2 innings Braves effectively scored 6 runs through 12 hits and 6 walks from struggling Dodgers pitchers. Braves ended up scoring 14 runs through 14 hits. Dodgers scored 3 runs in the 1st inning but were turned down by Braves pitching staff only conceding 3 hits and 3 walks throughout the game. Braves Nicolas Vijande hit 3 for 3 with 4 RBIs, also pitched 1 inning allowing only 1 run striking out 1.
Dodgers Liam Zoretic batted 1 for 2 scoring twice and pitched 1 inning with 3 strikeouts not allowing a run. Braves Lucas Abrahammsson facing Dodgers pitcher Owen Rakai
Subway Player of the Week: Kakeru Enkaku (Royals)- pitched 2 innings allowing no runs, only 1 hit and 2 walks with 4 strikeouts, while batting 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs, both critical for the Royals to clinch their win.