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Minor B 
Sunday, 5.17.15 -  Hooks 17, Seadogs 2
 
Hooks faced the Seadogs in the 2nd day of Tournament. The Hooks starting pitcher Nick Sanden had a great showing on the mound, with seven strikeouts, no walks, and only allowing three batters on base in four innings. In the top of the first inning, Vince VanNiekerk of the Hooks scored by stealing home, but the Seadogs answered back at the bottom of the inning when Donavan Farrell scored on a Matthew Quach hit.  The teams went into the second inning tied 1-1 but the Hooks took the lead and kept it the remainder of the game. Luke Alger was on fire at bat with a single and two doubles.  During the 6th inning the Hooks went through their entire line up, ending the inning with a 16 run lead. Drake Kellen came in at the bottom of the 6th to pitch for the Hooks and closed out the game.  The Seadogs scored one more run but it was not enough and the Hooks won the game 17-2. 
 
Saturday, 5.2.15 - Hooks 10, Mudcats 2
 
With some great pitching by both teams, the game was scoreless after the 1st inning.  During the 2nd inning Christian Maddy of the Hooks was hit with a pitch, took his base, and that set off a 5 run rally by the Hooks. In the 3rd inning, Brady Roldan of the Naturals got on base, stole a couple bases, and was hit home with an RBI single, putting the score at 5-1. The 4th inning was scoreless. During the 5th inning the Hooks got on a hot streak with a triple, double and single by Noah Kanowsky, Luke Alger and Jake Russell respectively.  The Naturals scored 1 more run in the 5th but it was not enough and the Hooks won the game 10-2.  Nick Sanden of the Hooks was the MVP of this game.  He struck out 8 batters and only allowed 4 on base in four innings.
 
Majors 
Sunday, 5.17.15 – Angels 5, Pirates 4
 
The Ocean View Little League Angels advance outlasting the Pirates 5-4 in the 6th  
The Pirates jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first with a singles by Owen Wessell and AJ Hurtado. The Pirates added more runs in the 1st when Nick Madole scored on an RBI double by Evan Knipe, AJ Hurtado scored, and Knipe scored on a sacrifice fly by Gavin Kells. Hurtado pitched 5 strong innings giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run.
With a solid defense led by Joshua Ocampo, Michael Austin and Marcus Cianca, Ryan Carles took control after the 1st inning striking out 10 Pirates and giving up 6 hits over the 5 2/3 innings.
Alden Landis clutch 2-out triple tied the game in the 6th inning scoring Blake Ruitenschild and Ryan Carles. Angels took the lead for good when Joshua Ocampo singled, scoring Landis from 3rd. Sam Myers completed the comeback for the Angels on the bump allowing a ground ball to Ocampo for the final out at first. Coach Carles said “The Pirates are a tough team with strong pitchers, great hitting and a tough defense. These Angels just kept hanging in there for the right moment and capitalized when they got it.”
 
Sunday, 5.17.15 - Angels 5, Pirates 4
 
Trailing 4-2, Alden Landis hit a dramatic two-out, two-run triple and Joshua Ocampo followed with the go-ahead single in the top of the sixth to give the Angels their second straight tournament victory in their final at-bat.

The Pirates threatened in the bottom of the sixth as Keith Stewart singled and moved to third on wild pitches. However, Angels reliever Sam Myers retired the final out on a grounder to short.

A day earlier, the Angels rallied from an identical 4-2 deficit, scoring six runs in the sixth to beat the Cubs, 8-5.

The Pirates opened a 4-0 lead in the first inning, highlighted by A.J. Hurtado’s RBI single and Evan Knipe’s two-run double. But Angels’ starter Ryan Carles (10 strikeouts) limited the Pirates to three hits over his final 4-2/3 innings to keep his team within striking distance.

Hurtado pitched well for the Pirates, allowing four hits and posting seven strikeouts in five innings.

Angels scored twice in the fourth to cut their deficit in half. After Carles scored on a wild pitch, Ocampo’s single drove in Micah Blake.

Owen Wessel (2-for-3) and Danny Gallardo had hits for the Pirates, while Michael Austin collected two hits for the Angels.
 
Sunday, 5.17.15 – Angels 5, Pirates 4
 
The Angels outlast the Pirates scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th, 5-4. The Pirates jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Owen Wessell singled to ignite the Pirates' offense. AJ Hurtado singled, bringing home Wessell. The Pirates added more runs when Nick Madole scored on an RBI double by Evan Knipe, AJ Hurtado scored, and Knipe scored on a sacrifice fly. Alden Landis tied the game in the 6th inning, 2 outs on the board, with a triple scoring Blake Ruitenschild and Ryan Carles. Angels took the lead for good when Joshua Ocampo came to the plate and singled, scoring Landis. Ocampo went a perfect 2-2 at the plate for the Angels. Carles recorded the win for the Angels. He allowed four runs over 5 2/3 innings. Carles struck out 10, walked two and gave up six hits. With the tying run on 3rd, Angels closer Sam Myers put away the final out to record the save. 
 
Saturday, 5.16.15 – Angels 8, Cubs 5

The Cubs jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first with a solo blast by Parker Wahlpole. The Cubs pushed more runs across when Nick Shenkman scored on an RBI single by Connor McKelvey in the 3rd inning. The Angels tied the game in the bottom of the 6th with a 2-run single by Blake Ruitenshchild then extended the lead for good with a two-run double by Alden Landis scoring Ruitenschild and Micah Blake. Angels scored a total of six runs in the top of the 6th. The Cubs add 1 run in the bottom of the 6th with a solo home run by Nick Shenkman to get the Cubs within 3 runs but the Angels defense held strong. Angels need 4 pitchers(Marcus Cianca, Jack Sles, Joseph Proodian and Sam Myers) to strike out 10 batters thru 6 innings and secure the win. Angel defense was led by Michael Austin catching 2 deep fly balls in CF, holding runners to one base on hits and grabbing an over-the-shoulder catch at 2B. Coach Marcus Carles stated, “This was a good example of a team playing together and not giving up on each other thru 6 innings."

 
Saturday, 5.16.15  - Pirates 10, Nationals 0, By Daniel Lewis
 
Evan Knipe struck out 10 batters in 5-2/3 scoreless innings and Owen Wessel slugged a two-run homer in the Pirates’ opening postseason tournament victory.

The Pirates’ offense didn’t get going until the fourth inning. Quentin Custodio’s RBI groundout resulted in their first run and Gavin Kells smashed a two-run double to right field. Nick Lawrence (2-for-3, three RBI) knocked in Kells with a double to make it 4-0.

Wessel’s home run in the sixth put the game out of reach. Custodio added an RBI double, Lawrence singled in a run and Danny Gallardo delivered a two-run single to cap a six-run outburst.

Cole Kaplan, Adam Bird and Michael Rubly each had a single for the Nationals. Nick Madole and David Drigla picked up singles for the Pirates and teammate Lucas Flynn made the game’s top defensive play with an over-the-shoulder catch in right field. 
 
Saturday, 5.16.15 – Angels 8, Cubs 5
 
After five lead changes in Saturday's game, the Angels finally pulled out a 8-5 win over the Cubs. The Angels tied the game in the bottom of the 6th with a 2-run single by Blake Ruitenshchild then extended the lead for good with a two-run double by Alden Landis scoring Ruitenschild and Micah Blake. Angels pitched 4 pitchers including Joseph Proodian who got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He pitched one shutout inning. He struck out one, walked none and surrendered one hit. The Cubs jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. A solo blast by Parker Wahlpole started the inning off. The Cubs pushed more runs across when Nick Shenkman scored on an RBI single by Connor McKelvey in the 3rd inning then Shenkman added a Solo blast in the top of the 6th to get the Cubs within 3 runs. The Angels pull off the comeback win scoring six runs in the bottom of the 6th.   
 
Saturday, 5.9.15 - Pirates 11, Giants 4
 
A.J. Hurtado hit a grand slam and Evan Knipe blasted a two-run shot as the second-place Pirates wrapped up their regular season with a win over the first-place Giants. The game had no impact on the standings, so both teams rested their top pitchers. 

Quentin Custodio and Gavin Kells each went 2-for-3 for the Pirates (11-5). Shane Stafford delivered a pair of scorching RBI singles for the Giants (12-4), while Ethan Choi and Jack Miller each had a double.

Danny Gallardo, David Drigla, Keith Stewart, Nick Lawrence, Lucas Flynn and Quentin Custodio each pitched an inning for the Pirates. Christian Claypool, Owen Wessel and Lawrence contributed singles in the win. Aaron Palacios, Gavin Scheafer, Cade Hart, Ethan Kang and Shane Fetherston collected hits for the Giants.

Thursday, 5.7.15 - Pirates 7, Nationals 5
 
A.J. Hurtado belted a solo home run and added a two-run single as the Pirates rallied from a two-run deficit to beat the Nationals. The Pirates exploded for six runs in the third to take a 7-3 lead. David Drigla opened the inning with an opposite-field double. Following a walk and an error, Owen Wessel lined an RBI single to left and Hurtado knocked in two more runs with a long single to center field. Quentin Custodio capped the inning when he hit a high-chopper for a double, scoring Evan Knipe.

The Nationals chipped away with a run in the fourth when Tyler LaForce (2-for-2 , three RBI) doubled past third base to score Branden Dompke.  In the seventh, Cole Kaplan drove home Jake D’Amico with a two-out double to make it 7-5.  With the tying runs in scoring position, reliever Wessel retired the final batter on a popup to record the save Lucas Flynn, Christian Claypool and Nick Madole scored runs for the Pirates. The Nationals’ Jack Rockefeller had a single and scored on a wild pitch in the first. LaForce brought in two runs with a triple to right-center in the first to give the Nationals a 3-1 lead.
    
Sunday, 5.3.15 - Pirates 1, Cubs 0 (8 innings)
 
Nick Madole smashed a walkoff double to score Owen Wessel from second to give the Pirates the extra-inning victory. Starting pitcher A.J. Hurtado (5-2/3 innings) and Gavin Kells (2-1/3 innings) combined to no-hit the Cubs. Hurtado and Cubs' starter William Brooks were dominant on the mound. Hurtado struck out 12 batters before exiting a scoreless game with two outs in the sixth. Brooks didn't allow a hit and had eight strikeouts in four innings. Parker Walpole of the Cubs pitched a scoreless fifth, sixth and seventh to keep the game tied. Wessel opened the Pirates' eighth with an opposite-field double and scored when Madole's liner rolled to the fence in right-center. Until the late heroics, the Pirates had only one hit -- a single by Christian Claypool -- through seven innings. Kells struck out three batters to pick up the win in relief.

 

Sunday, 5.3.15 - Brewers 5, Royals 4

Another close game for the Royals as they played the Brewers on Sunday, May 3rd.  Brewers off to an early lead with a double from Mathew Scully.  Down 3-0, Royals did not give up as they faced the Brewers Ace pitcher Tristan Kennedy.    It was Jake Alvarez who got his bat on the ball, he went 2-2 driving in one and scored on one.  He singled in the third inning and a triple in the sixth inning pushed the Royals into the lead 4-3.  Brewers last up and again Mathew Scully brought home Luca Pantel to tie it up and Mikey Pantel brought home the winning run, Brewers 5 Royals 4.   
 
Saturday, 5.2.15 - Royals 2, Indians 1 
 
What a nail bitter Saturday, May 2nd as the Royals played the Indians.  It was a pitching battle between Royals Alec Muirhead and Indians William Ohta who kept it a tight game.  Riley Reece on base with a double scores of Daniel Kotkosky to give the Indians their only run of the game.  Royals strong defense lead by Kai Mullens, Adam Baggetta and Dylan Simonds helped keep the Indians from gaining anymore of a lead.  In the fourth inning,  AJ Valle and Samuel Mejia both singled getting one run on the scoreboard followed by an RBI from Alec Muirhead to tie it up.  Bottom of the sixth, Nick Skorheim on base makes it home from a double off AJ Valle to win the game, 2-1 Royals.

Saturday, 5.2.15 – Angels 6, Pirates 0

Alden Landis had two hits and three RBI to support the strong pitching of Ryan Carles and Micah Blake as the Angels beat the Pirates.The Angels parlayed three hits and a hit batter into a four-run first inning. After Landis' single to center field brought in the Angels' first run, Joshua Ocampo followed with a two-run single to right field for a 3-0 lead. Landis lined a two-run single in the third to put the game out of reach. Owen Wessel led the Pirates with two singles and A.J. Hurtado also singled. Carles struck out five batters in four innings and Blake collected four strikeouts over the

 





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