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Indians, Cubs win 1-0 youth diamond thrillers

Contributed Story Posted 3 June 2018 at 8:46 am

Indians 1, Pirates 0
The Champs Mini Mart Indians handed the Medina Pirates their first loss of the season with a 1-0 win Saturday.

The Indian’s pitching by Luke Duffina and Aidan Papaj quieted the hot bats of the Pirates only allowing 5 hits with no runs.

Lex Gray added 2 outstanding plays to help lead the defensive effort.

Papaj lead the offense going 3-3 with a triple, single, and a walk off long ball into the outfield with 2 runners on which allowed the game winning score in the bottom of the sixth.  Gray went 2-3 with 2 singles, Jackson McGrath had a single. Also reaching base was Trey Rhim, Jacob Duffina, and Lukin Szatkowski.

Cubs 1, Orioles 0
The Woodroe Realty Cubs edged the Brushstrokes Orioles 1-0, in a real pitchers duel.  Vinny Gray and Briley Allen pitched strong, allowing only one hit.

The only score of the game was delivered by Jude Lacy.  Lacy hit a rbi double that scored Briley Allen after he led the inning off with a double as well.  Gray contributed a double.  Ethan Page and Brennan Allen added singles.

For the Orioles, Kolton Fletcher and Steven Gobeli pitched a great game, scattering five hits and only allowing the one run.  William Tagg hit a single for the Orioles.

Mets 18, Red Sox 4
Liam Castricone lead the Mets attack with 2 doubles and a single.  Alex Benz and Conner Crandell both had a double and a single. Trey Skinner had a double as well as Justin Pitts, Hunter Stephens, Lukas Grimes and Henrio Winters all had singles.

On the mound, Pitts had 8 strikeouts, Benz 6 strikeouts and Castricone  3 strike outs.