Platte Canyon Little League held the or opening day, Saturday, May 4. The day started with the National Anthem. Later in the day the AAA minors, AA minors and majors played teams from Ken Caryl Little League. The teams also had games during the week. The majors want to Ken Caryl Boykins Wednesday, May 1. They lost 14-3. Thursday, May 2, the AAA minors played at the Ken Caryl Hawks and won 13-6. The majors lost a tough game 7-6. And Friday, May 3, the AA minors played the Sharks. The Sharks won 10-5.
The majors won 15-0 over the Wolves. The AAA minors edged the Great Whites 16-14
Majors versus Ken Caryl Boykins
The majors scored one run in the top of the first on a single by Nathan Laabs. The Boykins scored three in the bottom of the first to go ahead 3-1 after the first inning.
The majors were held in the top of the second. Boykins opened up the game scoring ten runs in the bottom of the second to go ahead 14-1. The third was scoreless. The majors scored two in the top of the fourth. Boykins won 14-3.
AAA minors versus Hawks
Each team scored five runs in the first inning. The AAA minors doubled their score and held the Hawks to one run to lead 10-6 after two innings. The minors had scored ten runs in two innings without a hit. After scoring three more runs, the minors held the Hawks and won 13-6. The AAA minors walked 19 times.
“Our players ran the bases really well,” Coach Eric Smith said. “Pitchers and catchers worked well together. Fielding was executed well. Great group to coach tonight.”
Majors versus Ken Caryl Cobras
After holding the Cobras, the majors scored five runs in the bottom of the first. Nathan Laabs had a two-run triple and Austin Cook had a triple that scored Laabs. The second inning was scoreless. The Cobras scored two in the top of the third and held the majors.
The Cobras tied the game with three in the top of the fourth. After holding the majors, the game was tied at five after four innings. The Cobras scored two in the top of the fifth. They held the majors to one and it was 7-6 going to the sixth inning with the Cobras leading. The Cobras held on and won 7-6.
AA minors versus Ken Caryl Sharks
After holding the minors, the Sharks scored four runs in the bottom of the first to go ahead 4-0. The minors were held again and the Sharks scored five more runs and led 9-0 after two innings.
Bases-loaded walks by Kater Skogue and Marcus Flores made it 9-2. The AA minors scored three more and it was 9-5 going to the bottom of the third. The Sharks scored one more and it was 10-5 and that was the final score.
Majors versus Ken Caryl Wolves
Dalton Davidson was on fire on the mound. The Wolves could not do anything against him. A two run double by Teague Brockus put the majors ahead 2-0. Davidson struck out two more and then the majors scored eight to go ahead 10-0 after two innings.
Davidson struck out two more to make it six in three innings and had not given up a hit. The majors added five more in the bottom of the third to make it 15-0. Davidson struck out one in the fourth to make it seven as he came out of the game and did not give up a hit. Kadin Aragon struck out two and the majors won 15-0.
AAA minors versus Ken Caryl Great Whites
The Great Whites scored the limit of five runs in the top of the first. A two-run double by Leo Hawks and run-scoring single by Max Ebaugh led to the five runs. The game was tied at five after one inning.
The minors took a 6-5 lead after two innings. With the help of Max Ebaugh’s two run double, the minors scored five to go ahead 11-5 after three innings. The Great Whites scored five in the top of the fourth and after holding the minors it was 11-10 after four innings. It was 15-11 going to the bottom of the fifth. With the game tied at 14, Trent Smith hit a game-winning single and the minors won 15-14.
“Very tough against a great opponent,” Coach Eric Smith said. “Our team turned on the bats with some timely and good pitching. They held off a charging team in the late innings. They have been playing very good baseball. Makes it fun for players and fans.”
AA minors versus Ken Caryl Crocs
The first inning was scoreless. The Crocs were held again in the top of the second. Kier Bockus struck out four batters in the first two innings. The minors got on the scoreboard first and led 1-0 after two innings. The Crocs took a 5-1 lead going to the bottom of the third.
Karter Skouge hit a grand slam inside-the-park home run to tie the game at five after four innings. It wasn’t quite enough, however. The Crocs scored two in the top of the fifth and then held the minors in the bottom of the fifth and sixth and won 7-5.