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The Union staff

Grass Valley Little League

Standings as of May 8

Team W L

Pirates 9 1

Yankees 8 2

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Giants 5 4

Angels 5 5

Mariners 0 8

Game summaries

May 3

GV Pirates 5, GV Giants 4

WP: Dillon Jones (3IP, 3K)

Offense: Pirates – Jordan Smith grand slam, 4RBI, Kirby Hopper HR, RBI; Josiah Paye RBI. Giants – Matt Blesioe 2-3, 3B, RBI; Tyler Francel 2-3, (2) 2B; Rolly Brodka RBI; Max Talbott RBI.

Game notes: The Pirates came to play, Jordan Smith hit a grand slam in the first inning, and the team added runs in the first, second and third on Hopper’s homer. The Giants scored in the first, fourth and fifth innings. The Pirates’ defense played solidly, stopping any rally put on by the Giants.

May 6

GV Angles 11, NC Dodgers 9

WP: Zion Davidson

Offense: Angels – Davidson 2-3, 2B; Connor Townsend 2-4, (2) 2B; Blake Tassone 2-3, 2Bl Jamison Simmons 3-3, 2Bl Kirby Thomason 2-3, 2B. Dodgers – Kraus 2-3, 2B.

May 7

GV Pirates 5, PV Astros 2

WP: Jordan Smith (3IP, 5K)

Offense: Pirates – Alex Gonzales HR, RBI; Joe Gillespie HR, 2 RBI. Astros – C. Koster HR,RBI; M. Evans HR, RBI.

Game notes: Solid pitching by both teams held hits to a minimum with 17 total strikeouts in the game.

May 8

GV Giants 8, NC Red Sox 5

WP: Matthew Blesio (6IP, 12K, 7 hits, 1BB)

Offense: Giants – Conor Maloney 1-2, HR, 3RBI; Sammy Dardick 2-3, 2 RBI. Red Sox – Robbie Porter 2-3, 2B; Ryan Zink 1-2, HR.

Game notes: The Giants scored six in the bottom of the second capped off by a three-run homer from Maloney. They added two more in the fourth to go up 8-2, then the Sox scored 3 in the fifth with Zink’s home run. Blesio struck out the side in the bottom of the sixth to end the game.

GV Angels 3, NC Red Sox 15

Angels: 3 runs, 5 hits, 3 errors

Red Sox: 15 runs, 10 hits, 0 errors

GV Yankees 6, NC Giants 5

WP: Scott Britton (3 IP, 6K, 1 hit, 4BB)

Offense: Yankees – Brent Wilkins 2-4, 2B, 2RBI; Anthony Olives 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI


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