7-8 year-olds baseball out of the starting blocks
Hartselle's 7-8 year-old baseball league has been playing for three weeks and the league leaders are rising to the top.
The red birds dazzled the Giants with early runs and stingy defense to prevent a late rally from being a serious threat.
Cardinals: Ethan Lane 1b (3), 3r; Thomas Fleischman HR, 2b (2), 1b, 3r, 2 RBI; Dalton Jenkins 3b (2), 2r, 4 RBI; Colby Nelson 3b (2), 2r, 2 RBI; Alec Holloway 1b, RBI; Clay Gully 1b (2), 1r; Jared Gunn 2b, RBI; Daniel Hundley 2b.
Giants: Zak Smith 1b, 1r; Carson Clemons 2b (2), 1b, RBI; Blair Sittason 1b; Jay Freeman 1b, 1r; Garrett Fowler 1b (2), 1r; Kyle Kulick 1b, 1r, RBI; Trevor Garth 1b, 1r; Carter Harrison RBI; Reed Johnson RBI; Matthew Greene 1b, RBI.
A six-run inning by the Red Sox overwhelmed consistent scoring by the White Sox.
Red Sox: Tanner Terry 2b, 1b (2), 3r; Casey Goodwin 1b (2), 2r, RBI; Tillman Landers 1b (3), 1r, 2 RBI; Aaron Wooley 2b, 1b (2), 1r, 3 RBI; Gavin Long 1b; Talyn Hopper 1b, 1r; Blaine Holt HR, 3 RBI; Conner Koch 1b (2).
White Sox: Austin Dupper HR, 1b; Joe Yeager 2b, 1b, 1r; Daniel Perry 3b, 2b, 2r, RBI; Reese Ashwander 1b (2), 2 RBI; Devin Baker 1b (2), 1r; Will Payne 2b, 1b, 1r, RBI; Brandon Long 2b, RBI; Brandon Roberts 2b, 1b, 1r; Hunter Hammack 2b; Alec Durand 1b, RBI.
The Reds took an early lead and managed to hold off the Tigers late for a two-run victory.
Reds: Sam Harris 2b, 1b (2), 2r; Easton Chenault 1b, 1r; Jacob Kerr 1b (2), 2r, 3 RBI; Jake McCellan 2b, 1b (2), 2r, 3 RBI; Daniel Burmeister 1b, 1r; Grant Strafford 1b (2), 1r, 2 RBI; Jack Slate 1b, RBI; Samuel Ward 2b, 1b, RBI; Ethan Carnes 2b, 1r.
Tigers: Jake Whitt 1b, 1r; Jarad Lackey 1b, RBI; Tanner Phillips 1b (2), 2r, RBI; Blaze Lawrimore HR, 2b, 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Drew Nall 1b, RBI; Joseph Hardison 1b (2), RBI; Jarrett Manley 1b; Braxton Brewer 2b, 1r; Hogan Ricks 1b, 1r; Mason Norman 2b, 1b (2), 1r, RBI; Matthew Holt 3b, 1b.
The Cubs made the Mariners' shore leave npleasant with a seven-run fifth inning.
Cubs: Zane Hamlett 2b, 1b, 2r; Preston Adams 3b, 1b (3), 3r, 4 RBI; John David Rittman 2b, 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Jason Hormel 1b (4), 2r, 3 RBI; Tyler Phillips 1b (3),2r, 2 RBI; Tyler Legg 2b, 1b (2), 2 RBI; James Glenn 2b (2), 1b (2), 2r; Justin Gault 1b (2), 1r, 2 RBI.
Mariners: Allen Smithson 1b (2), RBI; Austin Kent 1b (2), Travis Summerall 2b, 1b, 2r; John Jump 1b, RBI; Foster Levine 1b.
The Yankees doubled up the 10-run rule before they could get in five innings against the Rangers.
Yankees: Gavin Marsh 3b (2), 2b (2), 4r, 2 RBI; Alex Pettey 3b, 2b, 1b (2), 4r, 4 RBI; Jeston Thompson 3b, 2b, 1b (2), 3r, 3 RBI; Drew Bartlett 2b, 1b (2), 2r, 3 RBI; Griffen Steelman 1b (4), 2r, RBI; Lucas Chaney 1b (2), 3 RBI; Hunter Prater 1b (2), Colsten Thompson 1b (2), 1r, RBI; Hunter Smith 1b (2), 2r; Grant Shelton 3b, 1b (2), 3r, 3 RBI; Landon Tall RBI.
Rangers: Cody Forsythe 1b; Dalton Stisher 1b.
The Giants collected a four-run inning in the bottom of the first and plated six more runs in the fourth to overwhelm the Tigers.
Giants: Austin Jones 1b (2), 2r, RBI; Z. Smith 2b, 1r; C. Clemons 1b (2), 3r, 3 RBI; B. Sittason 3b, 1b, 1r, RBI; T. Garth 1b (2), 1r, 2 RBI; G. Fowler 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; J. Freeman 1b, RBI; C. Harrison 2b, 1b, 1r; K. Kulick 1b (3), RBI; R. Johnson 1b, 1r.
Tigers: J. White 1b (2), J. Lackey 2b, 1b, 2r; T. Phillips 1b (2), 2 RBI; B. Lawrimore 1b (3), 1r, RBI; J. Hardison 2b, 1b, RBI; B. Brewer 1b, 1r; H. Ricks 3b, 1b, 1r, RBI; M. Norman 1b (2), RBI; M. Holt 1b.
After the Cardinals took a three-run lead in the top of the first, the Yanks answered with four in the bottom half. They added three in the second and another trio in the fifth to command the game.
Yankees: G. Marsh 2b, 1b (2), 3r; A. Pettey 2b, 1b (2), 2r, RBI; J. Thompson 2b, 1b (2), 2r, 4 RBI; D. Bartlett 3b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; G. Steelman 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; H. Prater 1b (2), RBI; C. Thompson 1b; H. Smith 1b; Jacob Wayand 1b, 1r.
Cardinals: E. Lane 1b (2), 1r; Todd Gibson 3b, 1r, RBI; D. Jenkins 2b, 1b, 1r, RBI; C. Nelson 2b, 1b, 1r, RBI; T. Fleischman RBI; A. Holloway 1b (2); J. Gunn 1b.
The Braves took and early lead and then ran away with the game with a late pair of four-run innings.
Braves: Levi Tapscott 3b, 1b (3), 3r; Brady Wallace 1b (3), 3r; Garrett Guerra 2b, 1r; Kameron Wallace 3b, 2b, 1b, 3r; Shawn McCulloch 2b, 1b, 1r; Seth Ramey 2b, 1b; Jordan Guyse 1b (2); Caleb Foster 1b, 1r.
Rangers: C. Forsythe 1b, 1r; D. Stisher 1b; Graham Vice 1b (2); Campbell Wilson 1b.
The Tigers scored in five of six innings as they swamped the Mariners.
Tigers: J. Whitt HR, 1b (2), 2r; J. Lackey 3b, 1b (3), 4r; T. Phillips 2b, 1b; B. Lawrimore 1b (3), 3r; D. Nall 2b, 1b (2), 1r; J. Hardison 2b, 1b (2), 1r; J. Manley 2b; M. Norman 1b (3), 3r; M .Holt 3b (2), 1r.
Mariners: A. Smithson 2b, 1b (2), 2r; Garrett Sutton 1b; Austin Stewart 2b, 1b (2); Austin Kent 1b; Lucas Landman 1b; Landon Jackson 1b (2), 1r; Luke Sutton 1b; T. Summerall 1b; J. Jump 1b.