Offensive outburst lifts Rotary to victory

Rotary used a prolific offense to register a big victory in Laguna Beach Little League Majors Division play March 23 by downing Sportsworld, 12-2, at Riddle Field.

It was the second meeting of the season between the teams.

Remy Mackel led Rotary with five runs batted in, three of which came on a three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning. Jack Houlahan and Dylan Gaboury each had two RBIs and Justin Holm and Dylan Schreyer each had an RBI.

Schreyer also stole home in the third to bring the Rotary run total to 12.

Mackel started on the mound for Rotary and struck out seven and kept Sportsworld to only two runs. Christian Herry stole home in the first inning for Sportsworld and Jack Raffo crossed the plate when Wesley Witteman doubled.

— Jennifer Sweet


AAA Division

The UPS Store 9, American Legion 8: Cal Nielsen and Dylan Brashier scored to lift The UPS Store to a come-from-behind victory over American Legion.

After pitchers Charlie Pillsbury of American Legion and Daniel Kimball of UPS shut down the first three batters each faced, American Legion's Ayrton Garcia-Jurado changed the rhythm of the game in the second inning when he singled and scored on an RBI triple from Paxton Burzell. American Legion scored five runs in the inning.

After The UPS Store's pitcher Jaden Rea struck out three in the third inning, UPS got on the scoreboard when Nielsen drove in Beck Kesler and John Hryn to bring the score to 5-2. In the top of the fourth, Lance Detweiler took the mound for UPS and struck out two. UPS then rallied to take a 7-6 lead.

American Legion scored twice in the fifth, but defensive plays by Josh Meiswinkel and Brashier got UPS out of potential jams.

— Shelley Detweiler

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