Braydon Salzman hit a two-run home run to cap a three-run fifth inning for the Braves, who broke a scoreless game against the Rays and went on to a 3-0 victory Monday in Majors Division action at Ocean View Little League.
Salzman, who also went the distance on the mound for the win, scored Jacob Sievers, who had singled home Devin Lacy for the game's first run.
The Braves also got a key defensive stop at first base in the sixth inning from James Williams and Jason Mayorga to prevent the Rays from scoring.
Eric Anderson started on the mound for the Rays and reliever Matthew Blokdyk entered in the fifth inning.
— Jennifer Sievers, Community Correspondent
Minor A Division
Express 7, Bats 2: The Express jumped on the Bats early on their way to a 7-2 victory Sunday at the Minor A field.
In the first inning, Dominic Ventimiglia of the Bats gave up a run on a walk by Daniel Duarte. Jason Gagnon later singled in another run. Hunter Custodio of the Express went three for three with singles in both the first and third innings and a double in the fifth.
The Bats scored their runs in the first and fifth innings. Edward Pelc drew a walk in the first inning and scored the tying run when Cole Dimarco delivered a two-out, run-scoring single off Liam Tobin to bring Pelc home from second base. In the fifth, Antonio Caico walked, Logan Temple singled and Pelc scored Caico from third on an infield ground out with bases loaded.
— Martha Ventimiglia, Community Correspondent
Minor B Division
Mudcats 10, Mets 7: It was a exciting second game of the season between the Mets and Mudcats.
For the Mets, Nicholas Skorheim went three for three, Edison Chiu had two hits, Lucas Pantel started on the mound and struck out two with a walk and Tristan Kennedy struck out four in relief.
— Laurie Skorheim, Community Correspondent
Minor C Division
Raptors vs. Riverdogs (no score kept): Strong fielding on both sides kept the game moving fast through the opening innings Saturday. Shortstop Owen Sideris, second baseman Quinn Ortiz and pitcher Riley Bradley made key defensive plays for the Raptors.
Both teams' offenses heated up by the fifth inning and dominated the remainder of the game. Ortiz and Luke Melvin both doubled for the Raptors. Hits that scored runs were recorded by Ryan Bandy, Jack Rockefeller, Carson Jones and Samuel Cohn of the Raptors, and Emma Goode of the Riverdogs.
— Kathy Melvin, Community Correspondent