Little League highlights: McIsaac’s wins second half, will face Diamond for title

June 22, 2005

McIsaacs wins second half

McIsaac's won the second half of the boys' majors season with a 14-2 overall record. They will face Diamond Fruit on July 4 for the league championship. McIsaac's clinched the second half victory with a tight 6-3 victory over Maritime.

Dalton Frazier pitched five innings for McIsaac's, striking out 15 batters and allowing only one walk. For Maritime, Tanner Pettit pitched six solid innings with 10 strike outs.

The game was won by timely hitting from Levi Kunkel, Jake Beth, Austin Angle, Eric Mcnerney and Collin Kiyokawa. McIsaac's also received clutch pitching from Torey Schmidt, Austin Kiyokawa, Dalton Frazier, Eric McNerney and Austin Angle. Mcnerney lead McIsaac's in hitting with a .750 batting average, collecting 30 hits and two home runs for the year. Frazier lead McIsaac's pitching with 28 2/3 innings pitched, 54 strikeouts, 8 walks, and only 15 hits allowed for the year.

Apple City routs Diamond

Apple City ended its season with a solid victory over the first-half champions Diamond Fruit. Starting on the mound for Apple City was Julian Bridgeman. With solid at bats was Parker Sherrell with two for two, and Cody Bott and Kyle Beam with two for three. Beam hit a ground rule double earning two RBI's.

Diamond Fruit's Tony Perez went two for two, with a single and a double.

Final score: Apple City 13, Diamond Fruit 1.

Odell Lions defeat Hood River Elks

The Lions started the game hot, scoring six of their eight runs in the first inning, three of which came from home runs. The first homer came from a smash by Lucio Alaniz, who drove in base runners Ryan Colesar and Cade Scoggins. Felipe Mendiola hit the second homer, driving in runners Skyller Smith and Jordy Mallon.

The Elks made a comeback in the fourth inning off hits from Travis Sanders, Ty Bofferding, and a homer by Sam Lee. Their rally wasn't enough, however, and the Lions finished the game ahead 8-6.

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