Salzman continues dominance on mound

Braydon Salzman pitched a shutout Saturday and the Braves picked up another victory in Ocean View Littler League Majors Division action by using one run to down the Angels, 1-0.

Brian Schlosser started for the Angels and Steven Kotkosky pitched the sixth inning. The lone run of the game was scored in the top of the fourth when Jason Mayorga came home on a wild pitch. The Braves' Jackson Roeder made a key catch in center field in the bottom of the fourth to prevent the Braves from scoring.

— Jennifer Sievers, Community Correspondent

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Minor A Division

Red Wings 11, Bats 3: The game featured strong pitching by both sides as Red Wings starting pitcher Elijah Blake struck out seven in 4 1/3 innings and Andrew DeCarlo closed the game with four strikeouts and Bats pitcher Cole DiMarco struck out six.

Edward Pelc scored in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Red Wings came back with solid hits by Blake and Jon Gottschalk before DeCarlo hit a three-run home run. The Red Wings strengthen their lead in the third and fourth innings on big hits by Noah Madole, Ryan Putman and Nick Barbisan.

In the fifth inning, the Bats loaded the bases and scored two more runs but Red Wings catcher Evan Gates got his team out of the jam by recorded the last out of the inning at the plate. The Red Wings then increased their lead by scoring five runs in the bottom of the fifth.

— Rachel Blake, Community Correspondent

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Minor B Division

Thunder 13 Mudcats 9: The Thunder used a five-run third inning to get past the Mudcats.

Both teams scored twice in the first inning and Sean Yackley of the Mudcats doubled in the second inning. Thunder shortstop Ryan Carles got his team out of the inning when he caught a shot by the Mudcats' Alec Muirhead for the third out. In the bottom of the second, Kolby Lane had a run-scoring double to highlight the Thunder's five-run inning.

— Leslie Carles, Community Correspondent

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Hooks 13, Seadogs 7: The Hooks started and finished strong, using a pair of five-run rallied to defeat the Seadogs.

Doubles by Micah Blake and Christian Jones and singles by Blake Christiano, Brandon Dompke and Sean Sterbentz, keyed the Hooks' five-run rally. The Seadogs came back with big hits by Tyler Barbisan and Mitchell Schumacher but only scored one run. Seadogs pitcher Sam Myers struck out five in three innings and Blake struck out five in two innings for the Hooks.

In the third inning, the Seadogs, behind a double by Nate Capelouto, single by Matthew Putich and double by Myers, rallied to tie the score at 5-5. In the fourth inning, the Hooks regained the lead by scoring five more runs. Seadogs' Kyle Kimoto had an RBI and Schumacher stole home to keep the Seadogs in the game. The Hooks, however, scored three more runs in the fifth and used solid relief pitching by Dompke and a catch in centerfield by Christiano, to subdue the Seadogs.

— Rachel Blake, Community Correspondent

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Mets 12, Aeros 6: The Aeros took a 2-0 lead but the Mets stormed back to take a six-run victory.

The Mets came back behind a double by Jimmy Campbell and an RBI by Edison Chui, to take a 4-2 lead. Tristan Kennedy struck out four in 2 1/2 innings. Danny Gallardo, Nick Skorheim and Lucas Pantel all followed with great pitching and combined to strike out nine.

Thunder 14, Mets 7: Grady Carter had three RBIs to help lead the Thunder past the Mets. Pitchers Danny Gallardo, Lucas Pantel, Tristan Kennedy and Nick Skorheim combined to strike out nine for the Mets.

— Laurie Skorheim, Community Correspondent

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Minor C Division

(no score kept)

Iron Birds vs. River Dogs: Trent Cleboski started on the mound for the Iron Birds and Nathan Harris opened for the River Dogs. The Birds' bats were hot from the start with base hits by Miles Lopez, Jack Jernigan, Ramon Lopez, Joshua Ocampo and Cleboski. Mile Lopez took the mound for the Iron Birds and retired the side.

Both teams were quiet in the third inning due to solid pitching by Jernigan and Ian Shafer. In the top of the fifth, the River Dogs barked back with base hits by Adam Bagetta, Jack Sles and Nathan Harris.

— Marcella Erickson, Community Correspondent

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