Granada Little League 1997 - Majors
GAME REPORTS - Series A
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Sat, Mar 22 01.30pm Fld 2 Mets (h)
Tue, Mar 25 04.30pm Fld 3 Dodgers (h)
The A's were up first and went down quickly 1-2-3. With one out
the Dodgers started to play and a center field drive took the
second batter to first. A Dodger double advanced the runner to
third and then a base hit put the Dodgers on the board. Batter
number three was out, caught by Andrew Deiling but the Dodgers
had stolen home to go two runs up. In the top of the second
Jeff Pavich advanced to 1st, stole second, managed to get to
third but was unable to make home plate. The Dodgers failed to
even get on base in the second. The third inning was exciting.
With two outs, Scott Lassey hit a drive to right center field for
a single bringing Matt Carlson to the plate. Matt hit a high fly
ball just right of center field, for a double and earned an RBI
as Scott came home. Doug Allen followed up with a single. With
Matt on third and Doug at second Jeff Pavich hit a screamer that
dropped wide of center for 2 RBIs. Jeff ended his pitching stint
at the end of the third, giving up a single run. So at the end
of the 3rd the game was tied 3-3.
The 4th and 5th innings went quickly. Ben Tunney of the Dodgers
and Doug Allen of the A's pitched really well.
It was make or break for the A's at the top of the 6th. With one
out Jeff Pavich hit a single and later stole second. With two
outs Adam Tanguay came to the plate. A wild pitch took the ball
past third base and Jeff took third and made it home to jubilant
cheers from the A's fans. Doug Allen shut down the Dodgers in
fine style, striking out all three batters.
So the A's get their first win of what should be a great season.
Sat, Apr 05 08.30am Fld 2 Tigers (a)
The Athletic's starting pitcher, Doug Allen, began well and
quickly dismissed the top of the Tiger's order. Lead off hitter
for the A's, Scott Lassey, got on base and made it to third on
wild pitches but the A's lost two batters. Jeff Pavich walked
and with two runners the A's were unlucky not to score. The
Tigers first up, at the top of the second was caught in center
field. Doug Allen struck out the second and with a runner on
third, took out the final Tiger. Adam Tanguay and Jeremy Coupe
walked. On a wild pitch Jeremy got to second and Adam got to
third. On the next wild pitch Adam scored and now Jeremy was on
third. The next two A's batters struck out. With two outs and
Adam on third Scott Lassey came up. Scott had a base hit to
first and Adam came home to make it two to zip and later advanced
to third. The second Tiger got a single and advanced to second
on a wild pitch. A combination of fielding errors, good Tiger
hitting and base running gave them four runs and in the middle of
the third and the Tigers were ahead 4 to 2. The A's came back
with a sacrifice bunt by Adam Tanguay who brought Doug Allen
home. At the end of the third inning the score was 4-3 Tigers.
In the fourth Nestor Pacheco came in for Robert Ensley and Justin
Ancira came in for Nick Fasso. The fourth went quickly. In the
fifth Jeff Pavich hit a double but the score was still 4-3 for
the Tigers. It was down to the bottom of the sixth. First up
Jeremy Coupe walked and with one out Justin Ancira walked too.
Both players stole bases during the second out and Matt Carlson
came to the plate. On the second pitch, Matt played it down the
line and Jeremy came screaming home. Chief Umpire Craig Johnson,
who's done so much for the Granada League, had a tough call and
called Jeremy safe to tie the game. Justin Ancira came home
moments later off a single by Matt for the winning run and to end
the game. Doug Allen pitched the whole game and a good win.
Wed, Apr 09 05.30pm Fld 2 Giants (h)
This was a tough game for the A's. The Giants scored several
runs in the first inning and the A's never seemed to recover. A
rally towards the end of the game didn't really materialize and
the game was called when the Giants made it to 10 to zip.
Sat, Apr 12 08.30am Fld 3 Cardinals (a)
The Athletics tried to make it back after the last game but
seemed psychologically out of step with the game. The Cardinal
reputation went ahead of them and several big hits later they
were well ahead. The game went all of the six innings but by the
end of the game the Cardinals were clearly the dominant team.
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