Ford Motors Scoreboard and News (Week 9)
A Round up of all the action from Week 9 at Dubai Little League.
Aggies 10 – 8 Gators
Aggies got out to a seven-run lead in the second inning and held on for a 10-8 victory over the Gators on Friday. Aggies scored five runs in the second inning by the offensive onslaught led by Abigail, Adalyn. Ariana and Rebecca, all knocking in runs in the inning. Gators scored four runs in the third inning. Audrey and Baila powered the big inning with RBIs. Ariana led things off in the pitcher’s circle for the Aggies. She allowed three hits and two runs over two innings, striking out five and walking zero. Anna faced five batters in one inning allowing one hit and zero runs, striking out three and walking one. Power hits today by Gator’s Baila hitting two doubles on the day and Aggie’s Ida firing a line drive to right field. Aggies shined defensively with a double play by second baseman Eloisa when she caught a pop fly and threw to third baseman Ilze for a double play in the 2nd and Ariana and Adalyn paired up with an out at the top of the third. Awesome game to watch!
Aggies 14 – 3 Ducks
Aggies defeated Ducks 14-3 on Friday thanks in part to Rebecca who drove in five runners. Ariana led things off in the pitcher’s circle for the Aggies lasting two innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out six and walking one.Tasia started the game for the Ducks.The righty lasted one inning, allowing zero hits and two runs while striking out three. Aggies had a single player double play at the top of the 2nd when Farrah caught a pop up and picked off the runner on third. A lot of defensive action by the Ducks today.Third baseman Joaquinne showed her defensive and quick skills getting a runner out advancing to third and also third baseman, Thais, showed her skills when she got a runner out advancing to third at the bottom of the 3rd. Duck’s shortstop Joelle swiftly got a runner out running to second base. Great action today by both teams!
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Rebecca Whitnell. Rebecca played a double header this weekend with a combined 7 RBIs going 5-5 at bat between both games. In Game 2 of the double header, Rebecca hit two doubles with power hits to left field on both at bat. Rebecca’s extreme athleticism behind the plate does not go unnoticed. She is able to save multiple runs by blocking pitches in the dirt or way off corners, preventing base runners from taking extra bases. Rebecca is 12 years old and originally from Texas. Dubai is her second home away from home after spending four years in Brazil as well. This is her third year playing softball at DLL. Way to go, Rebecca!
Crimson 15 - 11 Tigers
In the first game last Friday, the Harvard Crimson welcomed some visiting players to its team on its way to victory over the Tigers. Note: Since the Crimson didn’t have enough original players on its roster, however, Game 1 officially is recorded as a Crimson forfeit. The Crimson totalled ten hits on the afternoon. Bethlyn Whitehead and Ainsley Whitehead each racked up multiple hits for the Crimson. Also contributing singles were Clara Rice, Haruka Katsuda and Leili Vessali. The Crimson tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases (C. Rice 3, Emily Rice 2, B. Whitehead 2). Vessali recorded the win for the Crimson - pitching a complete game and striking out four.
The Tigers fought hard - besting the Crimson with 11 hits. Anaka Brawn, Charlotte Whitnell, and Kima Sepic all managed multiple hits for the Tigers. Brawn went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Tigers offense. Also contributing singles in the Tigers effort were Youna Lucquin, Kinza Bokhari, Janna Nasr and Ruba Nasr. Whitnell and R. Nasr led the Tigers with two stolen bases each.
Huskies 20 - 15 Tigers
Scorekeepers were kept busy during a high-scoring contest between Huskies and Tigers in which the Huskies prevailed 20-15. The Huskies collected ten hits including doubles by Ainsley Whitehead and Mia Mroueh. Bethlyn Whitehead, Mackenzie Render, A. Whitehead, and Zoya Merchant all managed multiple hits. B. Whitehead went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Huskies offense and also pitched the Huskies to victory going three innings, allowing zero runs on two hits, striking out five and walking zero. The Tigers managed just 5 hits in the game. Kinza Bokhari belted a double and Youna Lucquin contributed a single. But the leader of the Tigers offense was Kima Sepic who had three hits in four at bats (including a triple), 2 R, 3 RBI and 1 SB.
Defensive Player of the Week: Congratulations to Mila Looten (Crimson) on being named the Defensive Player of the Week. Mila made two outstanding plays at first base which impacted the outcome of the game. First she made an unassisted double play in the second inning to clear the bases and then in the last inning made an impressive scoop on a difficult throw from the third baseman to help close out the game.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Bethlyn Whitehead (Huskies). Bethlyn went 7-for-9 with 8 RBI , 6 R, and 5 SB. She also pitched 3 innings giving up 2 hits and 0 runs while striking out 5. Bethlyn is an eighth grader at iCademy and has been playing both baseball and softball at DLL for the past seven years.
Astros 9 - 8 Dodgers
Astros Seniors took their game in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off error on Kai Chapleski’s ground ball- to topple DLL Dodgers- Seniors. Astros Seniors trailed 8-7 in the bottom of the eighth inning when the error scored two runs for the Astros. Astros Seniors collected six hits and Dodgers Seniors had four in the high-scoring affair. Dodgers Seniors got things moving in the first inning, when Ollie Duthie singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run. After Dodgers Seniors scored one run in the top of the third, Astros Seniors answered with one of their own. Dodgers Seniors scored when Josh Jamal drew a walk, scoring one run. Astros Seniors then answered when Mattia Sparacino tripled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.
In the top of the seventh inning, Dodgers Seniors tied things up at six then took an 8-6 lead into the bottom of the 8th. With Noah McFadzean on 2B and 2 outs, Jack Chapleski tripled to right center. After an intentional walk to Sparacino, Kai Chapleski hit the ground ball that turned into the winning at bat for the Astros. Phillip Karschies and Jack Chapleski lead the Astros with 2 hits and Ollie Duthie lead the Dodgers with 2 hits of his own.
Giants 11 - 9 Men's Dodgers
Giants battled to an 11-9 win in extra innings over the Men’s Dodgers. A tough battle throughout, the game was pushed to extras after a dramatic comeback in the bottom of the 7th. Down to their final strike, twice, the Men’s team battled back and tied the game with a homerun by Junho Moon. Both teams scored 2 runs in the 8th, but the relentless Giants scored 2 more in the top of the 9th and were able to hold the Men’s team scoreless in the bottom of the 9th to seal the win. The Men’s team had runners on 1st and 3rd with 2 outs, but catcher, Noah McFadzean threw out a runner at 2nd base to end the game. Jibran Murtaza started the game and pitched 4 solid innings, giving up 5 runs and 6 hits. Ben Anderson came in for relief and finished the game, pitching 5 strong innings to seal the win. Noah and Ben each had 2 hits to lead the Giants at the plate.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Jack Chapleski. Jack pitched 5 2/3 innings, managing no earned runs. He was 2-4 at the plate with a single and triple. One of those was worth of 1 RBI and 3 runs scored.
Red Sox 12 - 10 Dodgers
Red Sox Leave Victorious After Challenging Back-And-Forth Game Against Dodgers!
The Red Sox and Dodgers traded the lead back-and-forth on Saturday, but eventually the Red Sox prevailed 12-10. The game was tied at ten with Red Sox batting in the top of the sixth when an error scored one run for the Red Sox. There was plenty of action on the basepaths as the Red Sox collected seven hits and the Dodgers had six. The Red Sox got things started in the first inning when Jacob Claver turned a dropped third strike into an error prone "strike-out Home Run". After the Red Sox scored two runs in the top of the fourth, the Dodgers answered with two of their own. The Red Sox scored when Alex Zabst tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run and Sam Claver doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run. The Dodgers then answered scoring 2-runs on errors in the bottom half of the inning.
Dodgers DLL Intermediate scored five runs in the fifth inning. Noah Trudeau, Aiden Zoretic, Zach Durben, and Nathaniel Anderson powered the big inning with RBIs. Jacob Claver was on the pitcher's mound for the Red Sox. The southpaw lasted three innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out six. His brother Sam Claver came on in relief in the fourth inning with bases loaded and no outs. Two runs scored on errors but he was able to get a couple of big outs in the inning to keep the Red Sox in the game. Zach Durben was on the hill for the Dodgers. The hurler lasted three innings, allowing zero hits and two runs while striking out eight and walking one. Nathaniel Anderson and Santi Fatas entered the game as relief, throwing one and two-thirds innings and one and one-third innings respectively.
Alex Zabst went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead the Red Sox in hits. Jacob Claver led the Red Sox with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with eight stolen bases.
Kenny Yoshida led the Dodgers with two hits in four at bats. The Dodgers stole four bases during the game as two players stole more than one.
Braves 3 - 2 A's
Braves Grabs Lead In Fifth Inning To Defeat Athletics
The Braves snagged a late lead and defeated the Athletics 3-2 on Saturday. The Braves trailed 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Zachary Swartz singled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs. The pitching was strong on both sides. The Braves pitchers struck out eight, while the Athletics pitchers sat down 12. Zachary Swartz toed the rubber for the Braves. The lefty lasted three innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out four.
William Brawn was on the hill for the Athletics. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over one inning, striking out one and walking zero. Kima Sepic and Cohen Miller entered the game as relief, throwing three innings and one inning respectively. Swartz went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Braves in hits. the Braves were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Cohen Miller led DLL Intermediate Athletics with two hits in two at bats. Miller also led the Athletics with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with four stolen bases.
Subway Player of the Week: Alex Zabst 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's for the Red Sox
Braves 7 - 3 Royals
Early lead for Braves seals fate for Royals. Braves started off scoring 4 runs in the 1st inning from 2 walks, 4 hits including a double. Royals came back with 3 runs in the 4th inning but Braves added runs in 2nd, 3rd and 5th inning to further take the lead. Neelan Sharma of the Braves pitched 3 innings superbly allowing only 2 hits, 2 walks and getting 7 strike outs.
Dodgers 13 - 10 Yankees
Dodgers nailed the game by scoring 8 runs in the 3rd and 4th inning. It was a see saw battle from beginning to end. While Dodgers took the lead in the 1st inning 5-2, Yankees came back scoring 5 to take the lead. Dodgers than again took the lead in the 3rd scoring 3 runs and then followed to score 5 runs, including a triple with bases loaded from Owen Rakai, who ended up 6 RBIs in total. In the final inning, Yankees aggressively came back again scoring 3 runs including an inside the park 2 run homerun by Claudio Gomez Jr to make the score 13-10, not enough to close the gap.
Subway Player of the Week: Congratulations to Dodgers' Owen Rakai. Owen Hit 3 for 2 picking up 6 RBIs, while pitching 2.2 innings with 7 strike outs to help Dodgers take their game.