NOLL/SOLL

Majors Division

A's 11, Royals 5: The A's jumped out to an early lead behind clutch hits from Jalen Chang and Noah Zirkle and the pitching of Chang and P.J. Carney made it hold up. Alex George and Elijah Barzell-Weber also had big hits for the A's. Ben Rapson led the Royals with a double and a run-scoring triple. The Royals' Sammy Heinz added two clutch hits and Liam Rizzo lined a solo home run to center.

Red Sox 11, Cubs 2: Shrugging off a recent three-game losing streak, the Red Sox hitters burst out, staking winning pitcher Tyler Hunter (4 IP) to a three-run lead. The Sox's southpaw, Dean Headley, shut the door on the Cubs with two frames of exciting baseball. Running aggressively and committing just two errors were vital keys to the victory.

A's 6, Blue Jays 3: Damian Irvin's second hit of the game, a two-out single in the top of the seventh inning was the game-winner for the A's in extra innings. Mattias Limon and Noah Zirkle both had two hits and Ben Irving started the seventh-inning rally with a two-out double. Alex George and Andrew Herman pitched exceptionally to hold the Jays to three runs in seven frames.

Pirates 11, Marlins 2: Chase Howard missed a grand slam by an inch, but his triple off the fence plated three as the Pirates pulled away from the Marlins. Kevin Hillesland's two-run double got the Pirates offense going in a four-run first inning. Pirates pitchers Dylan Moore, Tyson Howard and Rieth Collard combined to no-hit the Marlins. Pirates catchers gunned down two runners, and Austin Gath started a 4-6-3 double play for the Bucs.

Rockies 17, Tigers 16: The Rockies overcame a rough performance in the field and constant pressure to hold on for a win. The Rockies had multi-hit games by Keeshan Rama (3 1B), Jack O'Keefe (2 1B), Dashiell Tillery (3 1B), Dominic Sykes (2 1B), and Nick Wrubel (2 1B). Jack Ellis, Jack O'Keefe, and Dashiell Tillery pitched two solid innings apiece for the win, despite many fielding errors, to keep the Rockies in the game.

Royals 10, Rays 5: Pitcher Ben Rapson gave up two hits over four strong innings and drove in five runs to lead the Royals to a win over the Rays. Jameson Morrin smashed a run- scoring single, Gabe Matta belted a double and scored two runs, and Nick Kohler and Theo Zarobell each contributed line drive singles to seal the Royals' victory.

Pirates 7, Tigers 5: Rieth Collard put the Pirates on his back and carried them to victory over the Tigers, striking out six Tigers in two and two-thirds innings. Batting 3 for 3, Collard belted a titanic homer and knocked in three runs. The Pirates' Dylan Moore contributed three hits and three RBIs. JD Klopotowski contributed two hits for the Bucs. The Tigers were led by Marshall Wilderman and got strong pitching from Anand Mehta and Miles Hickey.

A's 13, Cubs 12: This exciting see-saw battle saw the A's come out on top in 12 innings. Lucas Dodson had three hits, Mathew Ratto and Mattias Limon each had two hits, but the biggest hit was Jalen Chang's fifth-inning, two-out, three-run home run.

Nationals 8, Giants 4: The Nationals pitchers gave up just one earned run and stifled Giants' rallies. Hugo May struck out six, batted 2 for 2 with one RBI and scored once. Teo von Elgg pitched an inning, laid a perfect bunt, walked twice and turned two double plays. Darius Zucker walked, singled and scored twice. Will Herbert pitched well and hit a run-scoring sacrifice fly. Giants pitchers Miles Dyke, Ethan Schnetz and Lanie Goldberg were solid.

Oakland Girls Softball League

12/14U Division

Rage 16, Midnight Strikers 8: With the game tied 8-8 in the final inning, the Rage hitters broke through to take the lead and eventually win over the Midnight Strikers. Solid defensive plays were turned in by Essenia Robinson, Ellie Novogradac, Kayla Goodwin and Kyrah Robinson. Strong hitting by Novogradac (2 for 4, 2 RBIs), Samantha Patterson-Kohout (3 for 3, 4 RBIs), Claire VanNess (3 for 3, 2 RBIs) and Grace Goodsell's two-run single helped put the Rage on top good. For the Midnight Strikers, Sierra Jimenez tripled in the first inning and pitched her heart out. Emma Mears pitched two strong innings and had the only other hit for the Strikers.

Midnight Strikers 22, Bringin' Tha Thundah! 17: Emma Mears pitched a scoreless inning and went 3 for 4 in a slugfest against the Thundah. Diana Pattillos went 4 for 4 with 3 RBIs and Sarah Barton hit a home run to lead the Strikers offense. Jada Bautista pitched for the bulk of the game and went 3 for 4, and Sierra Jimenez closed the game out after stopping a rally in the fifth. For the Thundah, Sofia Williams, Holly Henderlite, Olivia Moore and Emma Talamantes all reached base four times. Zoe Meek went 3 for 4 and Annika Garrett and Maya Ades both reached base twice. Annika Garrett anchored the defense from behind the plate.

Firecrackers 13, Bringin' Tha Thundah! 6: The Firecrackers' offense was powered by Emori Mitchell (HR, double, single), Kate Goldman (3 for 3), and Kira Becraft (2 for 2, 2 RBIs). Strong defensive plays by Carly Johnson and Alexandria Brown helped the Firecrackers protect their lead. Mari Crampton and Hallie Fang-Horvath both stole their way from first base to home, providing crucial early runs. For the Thundah, Olivia Moore crushed a triple and Annika Garrett added two doubles.

Riptide 7, Piedmont Surge 4: Sisters Marissa and Olivia Petty combined for 12 strikeouts over seven innings in a close battle between the Piedmont Surge and the Riptide. The Riptide was led by Ruby Marshall's three RBIs and fantastic defense at first base. Mari Takata, Kate Etter and Casey Moore paced the Riptide on offense. Danielle Pohlson's triple to the wall secured the Riptide victory.

10U Division

Roaring Tigers 11, Girls on Fire 7: Aggressive at- bats and some nice plays in the field were on display in the Roaring Tigers victory. The Tigers were led by Leah Wildmann (3 1B) with other contributions coming from Georgia Henke, Maddie Wilson, Sasha Carey and Isabella Muldoon. After a shutdown pitching effort by Alia Mesker-Irwin, Girls on Fire erupted for four runs with Kyndal Todd, Zoe Lloyd-Trotter, Scarlett Sens and Alia Mesker-Irwin all scoring in the third. Eta Lauti and Leah Wildmann each pitched a scoreless inning to preserve the victory for the Tigers.