Youth: Mets stay hot

The Mets continue to roll along in Ocean View Little League Minor B Division action, winning twice over a two-day period.

Behind a potent offense and a rotation that included five pitchers, the Mets scored an 18-4 victory March 10 over the Rockhounds.

Matt Fox started on the mound for the Mets and also drove in two runs on offense. Luke Kumaric, who also took a turn on the mound, also had multiple runs batted in. Dominic Riola doubled and also pitched, Colby Turner had a hit to right field, and Andrew Bentley (three strikeouts) and Sebastian Aparicio also pitched.

Jacob Hickman, a player on loan to the Rockhounds from the Aeros, made an outstanding catch at the outfield fence in center field during the game.

In a division game played Friday, the Mets rallied from an early, two-run deficit, to post a 14-6 win over the Naturals.

The Naturals took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the Mets responded by scoring three runs in the bottom-half of the frame. Kumaric hit a home run and Aparicio and Turner also had hits. After Aparicio, aided by the Mets defense, needed just three pitches to retire the Naturals in the top of the second, the Mets came back in the bottom of the inning on a hit from Jack Pirooz, who later scored on Kumaric's second hit of the game.

Kumaric drove in another run in the fifth and Trevor Kamps had two RBIs.

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Minor A Division

Iron Pigs 12, Storm Chasers 10: A battle of offenses on Friday went to the Iron Pigs, who went in front for good in the third inning.

The Iron Pigs scored first runs in a first inning that included a triple by Lucas Pantel. The Storm Chasers rallied to tie the score at 7-7 in the bottom of the second, but an RBI double in the fifth by J.C. Cargassachi, which scored Mikey Pantel, put the Iron Pigs into the lead.

Doubles by Owen Wessel and Nate Skorheim in the fourth, and singles from Keith Pouliot and Jonathon Bourne in the fifth, padded the lead for the Iron Pigs.

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