Scarborough Little League

Game Summaries, Week 5

Fire Dept. 14 Kiwanis 6

The Fire Department showed up at Peterson Field ready to play baseball and soundly extinguished Kiwanis. Kiwanis has been playing good baseball all season but Tuesday night was just not they’re night to shine. Strong pitching for Fire Dept kept Kiwanis bats mostly quiet.

Following a 13-run performance on Saturday, the Fire Dept. team generated 18 hits along with 3 walks and some great base running for the offense. Kellen Smith pitched 3 strong innings throwing 82 pitches (58 strikes) with 7 strike outs, allowing 5 hits and 4 runs. Ryan Jamison stepped in to pitch the final 3 innings with 4 strike outs and allowed only 2 runs.

The Fire Dept. pitchers were helped defensively in the field by Brendan Murphy’s outfielding, Tom Hague’s fine fielding and strong arm at 3rd base, and solid catching by Ben Larrabee. Offensively the Fire Dept. was lead by Larrabee 2-4, Jamison 3-4 with a double, Nate Bedor 3-3, with Kolbey Adams and Brendan “Mule” Murphy also delivering key hits when needed. Of note for Kiwanis however, was a 3 hit night by Matt Brown and 2 hits each by Max Kendall and Peter Krahe.

Royals 8 Lions 1

On a cool May 22 evening the Royals of the American League broke a 1-1 tied game open with a big 4th inning and rolled to a 8-1 victory over the Lions of the National League to even their record to 3-3. The Royals batted around and plated 6 runs in their half of the 4th inning lead by Ben Greenberg’s triple and helped with a few walks, a hits batsman and a timely double by Trevor LaRose.

The Royals played strong defense with several key plays by their shortstop Austin Downing. Cody Tracey threw a complete game for the Royals, turning in an efficient 72-pitch effort for the win. Andrew Jones and Zach Frizzle were tough at the plate for the Lions in the loss. Jones led off the game for the Lions with a double out of reach of the diving Royals centerfielder Ben Alper who was backed up by leftfielder Brian Griffin. Griffin picked up the ball and gunned down Jones at third. First year players for the Royals Ryan Collins, Ethan Law, and Alec Cohen contributed with good plays on defense.

Pine State Plumbing 4 Kiwanis 3

Kiwanis and Pine State plumbing played a tight and exciting game. Both Teams were impressive from the mound and put on a decent performance defensively. It looked like Kiwanis was going to come back to tie the game in the 5th but Pine State shut the door for good when Kiwanis got to within just one run. Pine State’s Nick Morris closed the game in the 6th on just 9 pitches.

Aero 10 Al’s Variety 9

A spirited Aero team came back from a 6-2 deficit, scoring 4 runs in each of the last two innings and then held off one last barrage by Al’s Variety to win their 3rd game of the season, 10-9 on a cool Wednesday night at Peterson Field.

Aaron Ravin started for Aero but was lifted before the end of the 3rd after having reached the 85 pitch limit when his teammates had trouble getting three outs on Al’s. He left with the score 6-2 and was relieved by Ben Sirois, who was able to get the third out and get out of the inning. Ben proceeded to shut down Al’s for the next two innings and recorded the final outs while allowing three runs in the bottom of the 6th, the final out on a I with the potential tying and winning runs on base.

Aero pounded out 15 hits in the victory being led by Logan Mars who was 4 of 4 with 6 RBI. Ravin and Zach Brown each had three hits, while Trey Chamberlain had 2, Eric Pemberton had a triple and a pair of walks. Sirois, Brendan Lorello and Austin Pemberton also had base hits in the win. All in all a nice team effort by everyone.

Al’ Variety put up quite a fight as well, their top four hitters each had a pair of hits to lead the way. JD Herrman, D. Conceison, N. Fee and C. McCann , Z. Carriero had two hits, and Ben Farino had a strong shot up the middle, which knocked in three runs in the third inning. Christian Neelon had a spectacular circus catch in right field early in the game, while Jack Vincent anchored the infield with a solid performance at shortstop. Herrman threw 5 strong innings before the pitch limit and gave way to Conceison in the 6th.

Royals 6 Michaud 5

Royal Flush beat Michaud Distributors 6-5 on Wednesday night in a game decided on defense. Michaud had one bad inning, giving up 6 unearned runs in the second inning. Ben Griffith and Darren Guerette combined for a no hitter for Michaud with 11 strikeouts between them. Guerette pitched two inning of no-hit relief, retiring the side in order in the 4th and 5th.

Michaud hit the ball hard in the first two innings but great outfield defense by the Royals kept them off the scoreboard. Michaud continued to hit hard and broke through for two runs in the 5th and three in the 6th but fell short in their comeback attempt. Rookie Matt Hartl threw well for the Royals, pitching a complete game, striking out 5, and walking none. Michaud

had 8 hits on the night with Joe Cronin and Ben Griffith leading the attack.

Cronin reached base three times on two hits and had an RBI. Griffith also had two hits while driving in two runs. Dan Frank had one hit and two RBI’s. The other hits came from a double by Jake Michaud and a single each for Johnny Passarelli and rookie Patrick Stanton. The Royals Austin Downing walked twice and scorched a ball to center field that was played perfectly by Jake Michaud.

Lions 8 Fire Dept. 7

The Lions and Fire Dept battled hard Thursday night, with the Lions coming away with an 8-7 win. After the Lions opened the game with 4 runs in the top of the first, Fire Dept stormed back with 7 runs of their own. Jeff Sirocki then relieved Chris Vermette and shut out Fire Dept for the remainder of the game, allowing no hits and just two walks.

After the first inning, the Lions fought back with 1 run in the second, 2 runs in the third and 1 run in the fourth and played solid defense to hang on for the win. Keegan Simons, the Lions catcher, provided excellent defensive support by throwing out Brendan Murphy on an attempted steal and fielding a bunt and throwing the runner out at first. Chris Vermette also made a big play in the outfield, running down a long fly ball with the Fire Dept threatening in the fourth inning. Keegan Simons and Zack Frizzle both had two hits to pace a Lions offense that only had 2 strikeouts for the entire game. Fire Dept defense also made several key plays including several plays in the outfield to take away solid hits from the Lions. Center fielder Tom Hague and left fielder Brendon Smith were the defensive leaders while Nate Bedor did an excellent job pitching. Fire Dept lead off hitter Ryan Jamison continued his hot hitting with 2 hits off the Lions pitching.

Grasscatchers 8 Knights of Columbus 1

Teddy Quinn and Ben Wessel combined on a 3-hitter, striking out 11 as the Grasscatchers improved to 5 and 3 with a 8-1 victory over Knights of Columbus. Quinn pitched 4 innings of one-run baseball while Ben Wessel finished the game with 2 scoreless innings.

Sam Wessel was the hitting star with 3 hits and also scored 3 runs. Teddy Quinn, Ben Wessel, John Cella and Kevin Dryzga each had a hit and scored as well. Alex Morales was able to get a walk in the first inning after being down in the count, 0-2, he fouled off 4 pitches before drawing the two-out walk that was the key to a 4-run first inning. John Cella made the web gem of the game, stabbing a hard hit ball down the third base line and throwing a bullet to first to get the runner. Nick Bagley came in to pitch outstanding baseball in relief for Knights. Trevor Sparda, Willy Gardner and Matt Haskel had the hits while Jayme Lappin had a nice two-out double in the fourth that drove in David Bibeau for the Knights only run.

Knights of Columbus 7 Pine State Energy 2

Knights of Columbus had a solid performance with excellent defense and sound pitching from Nick Bagley and Jayme Lappin. Nick Bagley gave up only two runs in three innings with Jayme Lappin facing only 9 batters in the last three innings. Christian Langlois made a spectacular play in center field as well as Trevor Sparda making a one hop stab in the hole at 3rd. Nick Bagley lead the way in offense with a double and single. Joe Lancaster had a key single and scored in the 5th and several other knights contributed with their bats for the win.

Michaud Distributors 9 Fire Dept. 5

The final score does not indicate the close game between Michaud and the Fire Dept. from Friday night. Tied 4-4 going in to the 6th inning and relievers on the mound for both squads, Michaud put on a rally against FD pitcher Nick Murphy, delivering 3 hits and taking 3 walks to score 5 runs on loose fielding by the FD team to take the lead 9-4. Jake Michaud of Michaud’s pitched 3 solid innings including the bottom of the 6th, allowing only one run in each of the final two innings. Each team played well defensively, and catchers from both teams John Passarelli (Michaud) and Ben Larrabee (FD) threw out runners trying to steal second base. Offensively for the FD, Ryan Jamison continues his hot hitting by going 3-4 with two doubles and Nick Murphy went 2-4. Michaud’s had hits from Joe Cronin, Darren Guerrette, Dan Frank and John Passarelli.

Lions 14 Aero 6

Aero and Lions met for a rematch of their early-season battle. Lions jumped out to a 6-0 lead and never looked back. Lions added two runs in the top of the 2nd, while Aero answered with 5 of their own. Aero couldn’t hold off the Lions, who scored another 6 in the 4th inning. Both teams were hitting the cover off the ball, but Lions came out on top when the game was called on account of darkness after 5 innings. Lions pitched Zach Frizzle, Justin Reynolds and Andrew Jones, while Logan Mars started for Aero, followed by Eric Pemberton and his brother Austin. Trey Chamberlain of Aero made an unbelievable diving catch at 2nd base on a line drive from Jeff Sirocki, robbing him of his fourth hit of the game.

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