Platte Canyon Little League resumed games Tuesday May 28 after days of bad weather. The AAA minors beat Wakefield Storm 14-13. Wednesday, May 29, the Cobras beat the majors 10-0. Grays beat the majors 11-0 Thursday, May 30. Friday, May 31, the AA minors beat the Crocs 6-0. Saturday, June 1, the AA minors tied with Tigers 5-5. The AAA minors lost to the Great Whites 12-8.
AAA minors versus the Wakefield Storm
The Storm scored three runs in the top of the first. It wasn’t quite enough. The AAA minors came back with five and led 5-3 after one inning.
The Storm retook the lead 7-5 and led 7-5 after two innings as they held the minors in the bottom of the second. Four by the Storm made it 11-5 going to the bottom of the third. Five by the minors got them to within one at 11-10 after three innings. Going to the bottom of the fourth, the minors needed four for the win and they got just that to win 14-13.
“Ashlyn Smith stole home to tie the game,” Coach Smith said. “Fun game against the Storm. Leo Batzer took first on a dropped third strike and went to second and third on wild pitches. Luke Tamberline up to bat and Leo took home on an error by the pitcher.”
Majors versus Cobras
The Cobras held the majors in the top of the first. Nathan Labs had a single. The Cobras then exploded for eight runs. They led 8-0 after one inning. The second inning was scoreless. Kaiden Brockus was the only base runner for the majors with a single. The Cobras added one to go ahead 9-0. Laabs would get his second hit of the game. That was all the majors could do. The Cobras added one more. That made it 10-0 and the game was called due to the ten-run mercy rule.
Majors versus Ken Caryl Grays
The first inning was hitless and scoreless. The Grays scored one run in the top of the second and held the majors to lead 1-0 after two innings. The Grays scored ten in the top of the third and won 11-0.
AA minors versus Ken Caryl Crocs
The first three innings were scoreless. Marcus Flores struck out eight of the first nine batters he faced. Karter Skouge struck out two batters in the top of the fourth.
The AA minors led 1-0 on an inside-the-park home run by Nathan Gulmantowicz. Karter Skouge struck out two batters in the top of the fourth. AA minors scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth. A three-run triple by Gulmantowicz and an RBI triple. Skouge led to the five runs. The AA minors won 6-0, and the game was over due to time.
AA minors versus Ken Caryl Tigers
The first inning was scoreless. Kier Bockus struck out three batters. In the top of the second, the Tigers scored one run. Bockus struck out three more batters. The minors scored three in the bottom of the second.
The Tigers came back with three runs in the top of the third to go ahead 5-3. An RBI single by Emma Flores made it 5-4 after three innings. Bockus singled and Marcus Flores scored. That tied the game at 5-5. Time ran out and the game ended tied at five.
AAA minors versus Ken Caryl Great Whites
The Great Whites jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one inning. Weston Kool’s RBI single put the AAA minors on the scoreboard. They scored two more to tie the game at three. Great Whites regained the lead with five to make it 8-3. The minors made it 8-7. Back came the Wolves with four and it was 12-7. The AAA minors fell short 12-8.
“Kids hit well and had some nice fielding,” Coach Eric Smith said. “Unfortunately, Great Whites’ pitching just edged us out. Kids smiled more than they had at most games, great to see. Unfortunately first loss in a double elimination tournament.”