White Sox 9, Mets 8: The White Sox scored early, with four runs in the first inning. They were sparked by Ben Rapson (1B, 2B) and Samuel Miller (1B, 2B, 3B), who combined up for four RBIs. Elon Simon and Cal Gibbon each had two hits. Jameson Morrin reached base four times, while pitcher Rapson pitched five two-third solid innings with eight strikouts and one walk. The Mets offense was led by Athan Natsues (3 for 4), Billy Brophy (2 for 3), Sam Toney (2 for 3), and Sam Hersey (3 for 3).
Orioles 8, Angels 6: The Orioles fell behind early but fought back, thanks to big hits from Peter Lehman, Ryan Fitzgerald, and Ryland Henke. P.J. Carney gave up no hits over one and two-third innings to close out the game. For the Angels, Shmuel Edelman pitched three outstanding innings, yielding just one hit while striking out three. Isaiah Ireland's two hits and two RBI led the offense.
Angels 7, A's 4: Isaiah Ireland launched his second home run of the season to jump start the Angels offense. Desmond Griffith, of the Angels, singled to start a five-run third inning, and Lorenzo Bartalotti pitched well in relief for the Halos. For the A's, Miles Dyke, Jack Ellis and Hugo May pitched well in the loss. Dominic Syke made a great play at second base.
Red Sox 7, Tigers 1: The Red Sox clinched first place in the Noll regular season standings with a victory over the Tigers. The Red Sox were led by the pitching of Noah Patterson and Benjamin Seashore Hobson, and were back by strong defense from Sam Gordon. For the Tigers, Zack Schmidt had a double and Neo Radcliffe-Jaimes drove in a run with a single.
A's 15, Yankees 0: Pitcher Moe Flynn kept the Yankees at bay with a complete game no-hitter. The A's bats caught fire and were led by Ethan Schnetz, Malcolm Syke, Hugo May and Kolya Popovic.
A's 17, Rangers 7: A great platoon effort on the mound was led by Rudy Broome in his pitching debut. The A's defense was anchored by Grant Konkel, Chance Parenteau and Jack Ellis. Jack Hanson led the offense with a towering home run. The Rangers were led by Anand Mehta (2 1B), who provided excellent defense and strong pitching. Harper Eden also had two hits.
Cardinals 12, Rangers 9: Tommy Austin started for the Cardinals and pitched three strong innings before being relieved by Elias Macalino, who put an end to a fourth inning Rangers rally. Key hits were provided by Josh Manheimer, Liam McCarthy, Jose-Maria Villas Boas and Austin, who plated 11 runs over the fourth and fifth innings. The Rangers kept it interesting with five runs in the bottom on the sixth, before Obie Kahne closed it out. The Rangers were led by Jack Clydesdale (3 IP, ER), who had two hits, and Charlie Longenecker who contributed a hit and two RBI.
Cardinals 2, Tigers 1: The Cardinals scored twice in the first inning on consecutive doubles by Nico Hausser, Josh Manheimer and Tommy Austin. From there, the masterful pitching of Obie Kahne and Marshawn Jaramillo held the Tigers to just one unearned run. For the Tigers, Heron Johnson Vigeant pitched five strong innings and Teo von Elgg had an RBI single.
Nationals 8, Red Sox 7: Henry Deck (HR, R, 3 RBI) paced the offense for the Nationals as they came from behind for the win. Zack Nelson added two hits and scored twice, and Dario Conti contributed two hits. Nelson pitched five innings, and Toby Bazeley closed out the game and earned the save.
Nationals 12, Orioles 6: Liam Rizzo, Toby Bazeley and Sam Walsh led the Nationals offense with three hits apiece. Zack Nelson and Paul Herman provided stellar defense and Sam Walsh had another strong performance on the mound. The Orioles offense was led by Emmet Tuttle (3 for 3, 2 RBI).
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Firecrackers 12, Green Wave 10: The Firecracker's offense was led by Sierra Fang-Horvath's (3 for 3, 2 2B, 3 RBI) bat. Olivia Moore, Emori Mitchell, and Hallie Fang-Horvath provided strong pitching, and Hallie Fang-Horvath also made a spectacular running backhanded catch in center field. The Green Wave came back twice from large deficits but fell just short.
BullDogs 17, Thieves 12: The BullDogs offense proved strong as Cameron Parks drove two deep hits up the middle, and aggressive base stealing was provided by Kayla Jones, Natalia Guerro and Grace Goodsell. Defensively, the BullDogs benefitted from Samantha Patterson-Kohout's seven strikeouts, a tremendous play by Livi Cafaro-Mirviss denying a bunt, and the game ending out, caught in deep right field by Maya Rosen.
Red Devils 6, Sky Blue Jets 5: Great pitching was on display by the Red Devils' Naomi Hartog, and timely hits by Rosemary Marshall and Quinn Nelson. In the field, Eta Lauti had an unassisted double play. The Sky Blue Jets had a great pitching performance by Leah Gutierrez and Amina Hart delivered a clutch hit.
Royal Blue Flames 5, Triple Threat 5: After two innings, the Royal Blue Flames trailed by four but rallied to tie the game 5-5. Leah Wildmann's bases-loaded walk scored Katie McCabe for the tying run. Triple Threat pitcher, Gabby Plue, struck out three batters and hurled a perfect first inning. Offensively, Miranda Weber singled and scored.
Blue Dolphins 6, Junior Giants 0: The Blue Dolphins loaded the bases and scored two runs early in the game on hits by Maggie Maurer, Kendall Maurer, Annadella Healy, Maya Mehta and Miriam Lerner. Symone White, Ciara Cafaro-Mirviss, Miriam Lerner, and Maggie Maurer provided solid support from the mound. Defensively, Liv Catalano, Elektra Williams, Kendall Clay and Gwen McCarthy turned in nice plays.
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Piedmont Senators 10, Orinda Bandits 8: In the fourth, Billy McNeil and Dylan Thayer each produced two-run singles that put the Senators ahead for good. The Senators added an insurance run in the fifth, when Daniel Alderman's single plated Harry Kohr, who had reached base on a double. Alderman had three RBI on the day. Senators pitching was led by Dylan Thayer (2 IP, 0 ER, 1 H), who earned his first win, Billy McNeil, and Jacob Tay, who each pitched an inning in relief. McNeil struck out the side and Tay struck out two while earning the save.
Bats vs. Volcanoes: The season rematch of the Bats and the Volcanoes brought a high level of play from both teams. Players of the game for the Bats were Alexander Cantrill and Adan Sotelo, who both showed focus on the field. For the Volcanoes, the players of the game were Boris Munn with four outs at first base, and Nate Scher who had a great hit.
Piedmont A's 31, The Chili Peppers 9: The A's bats came alive after the first inning. Michael Aikawa led the way, hitting for the cycle and an extra home run. Nicholas Haas, Will Sprague, and Andrew Dorman contributed with triples. Michael Aikawa and Dean Lopez made some fantastic plays to anchor the defense.
Red Sox 24, Rockies 22: Oliver Maxwell and Paolo Nicks led the offense with three hits and five RBI each, including two home runs each. Eli Tucker hit a grand slam and hit a two-run double. Sox had great defense, particularly teamwork between shortstop Maxwell and Charlie White at second, and later between Leo Yorozo-Miller at second and Paolo Nicks at third.
Piedmont A's 20, Piedmont Giants 13: Cole Pugsley and Brayden Day each had three hits, with Brayden Day producing five RBI. Tobin Cantrill contributed with a great catch, but it did not prove to be enough to overcome the A's. The A's were led by Mitchell Lee's home run and Will Sprague's five 5 RBI. Andrew Dorman led the A's with four hits.