Cubs 18 – Red Sox 1
The Cubs were led by the strong pitching of Johnny Peterson, who struck out seven while allowing just one walk in four and two-thirds innings. Peterson was aided by the hitting of Aidan Hill, Nathan Payne and Matt Livingston. Thomas Beddow scored four runs for the winners. Ted Terwilliger tripled for the Sox.
Nationals 18 – Yankees 3
The Nats’ powerful offense generated 15 hits, including five for extra bases. Tayvon Brown went three for four, including a three-run home run.
Nationals 14 – Cubs 3
The Nats continued their hot hitting and moved into second-place. With Christopher Meador turning in a strong performance on the mound over five and two-thirds innings, the Nats offense produced 21 hits and was led by Justin Trainor, who had four hits in five at-bats.
Orioles 9 – A’s 2
Orioles pitcher Robert Guenther pitched three shutout innings and was ably relieved by Chris Beddow and Jake Abruzzi. A’s pitcher Brian Nelson pitched four strong innings, baffling Oriole hitters with a variety of effective pitches. In the bottom of the fifth, a Kirin Menon triple helped key a five-run Orioles spree for the win.
Orioles 18 – Yankees 0
Orioles pitchers earned a shutout against the Yankees, with Kirin Menon throwing heat for three and Josh Rankin using off-speed pitches. Jamie Handley and Robert Guenther hit back-to-back home runs and Douglas Bossart drove in three runs with a double.
Pirates 11 – Rangers 5
The Pirates’ Brendan Fletchall smashed a two-run single with two outs and two strikes against him and Biruk Teshome added two RBIs. The Rangers’ defensive highlights included Joseph Lampman’s two catches in centerfield, and skillful relief pitching by Jakob Audick.
Pirates 18 – Dodgers 13
The Pirates’ bats were on fire, with Liam Strobel smashing a home run and two triples, Craig Fischer smacking a home run, Jesse Kim crushing a triple, and Connor Fletchall adding a two-RBI single. Pirates starting pitcher David Miller struck out seven in three innings. For the Dodgers, Madison Shannon ripped a bases-loaded triple.
Storm 6 – Rockhounds 2
Declan Quill pitched two strong innings and scored two runs for the Storm.
Storm 11 – Rockhounds 9
For the Storm, Nicolas Wells closed out the game with help from a dramatic two-out catch at shortstop by Zach Deeley. Nate Moonis and Garrett Mayes both blasted deep hits to the outfield for the Storm.
Ironbirds 4 – Express 3
For the Ironbirds, Jacob van Leeuwen made a key defensive play at first base to help squelch an Express rally. Van Leeuwen also drove in a run and scored another. Tyler Johnson also had a hit and scored a run, and Michael Nelson and Nicholas Costa each added two hits. For the Express, Jack Taylor, Sela Scheinman and Marty Casserly each went three for three at the plate, and Nick Sharrer had two terrific plays in the field.
Bees 15 – Mudcats 0
Simon Lundquist went three for three, tallying three RBIs and a pair of doubles
to lead the Bees over the previously unbeaten ’Cats. Owen Ossman, Sam
Musinsky and Erik Bjorklund each had three hits for the Bees. .
Rattlers 9 – Mudcats 1
The Rattlers improved their record to 5-1, thanks to the offensive production of Caleb Parnell and Josh Meighan, each of whom went two for two with a double; Curran Gilster and Rixon Webb each added two hits.
Bees 16 – Raptors 11
Audrey Lindsay and Tom Ferrick each went three for three and the Bees logged 25 hits for a come-from-behind victory. Nicholas Foster and Zach Otley were two for two at the plate. Jake Morin went four for four for the Raptors
Express 9 – Muckdogs 7
The Express were able to hold off the surging ’Dogs in the final inning. The Muckdog’s offense was led by Reyn Butterworth, Alex Hansen and Grace Grossman, each of whom went three for three. The Express was powered by Hunter Pena, Roman Pena, Sela Scheinman and Matthew Sperry, all of whom went two for two. On defense, Jack Taylor made four putouts and Nick Sharrer added two.
Bats 9 – Knights 5
The Bats’ offense was led by Conor Brennan’s double and two singles, and Tommy Rooney and Joseph Cantanio each went three for three. Alek Autor and Prescott Starke each contributed two clutch hits and scored two runs. The Knights were led by John Roberson, who went two for two with a double, and Yana Rogers’ two hits.
Muckdogs 11 – Raptors 9
There was much joy in Muckville as the Muckdogs achieved their first win of the season. The Muckdogs’ offense produced 21 hits, led by Connor Carlson, Grace Grossmann and Kailen Jordan, each of whom went three for three. Tyler Bledsoe and Zach Sedmak both went two for two. For the Raptors, Robert Newton went three for three, and Devin Rickels and Eli Wisemiller each went two for two.