Rays 10, Red Sox 8: The Red Sox Ty Hunter and Liam Swearingen combined for 32/3 scoreless innings and Dead Headly crushed his third home run. The Rays got base runners each inning, but didn't score until the third when Oren Rose scored. The ﬂoodgates opened up in the fourth, and the Rays plated six of seven batters with timely hits.
Blue Jays 14, Tigers 1: Despite inclement weather, the Blue Jays' cruised to their ﬁrst win of the season behind Holden Smith's efﬁcient four inning pitching performance. Smith went 2 for 4 including a home run, while Sam Nelson and Benji Carrere smacked two hits apiece for the Jays. Pitchers Carrere and Zack Kirchstetter silenced the Tigers bats and Aidan Weinstein provided solid defense.
Red Sox 14, Nationals 3: The Red Sox cruised to victory behind Heron Johnson-Vigeant's 21/3 innings pitched, which included ﬁve strikeouts. Johnson-Vigeant went 4 for 4 with two triples and a double. The Sox's Dean Headley homered, while Conner Hill, Will Yi and Henry Gilbert each added two hits. The Nationals were lead by Gus Buettner's two RBIs. Peace Nwakudu threw two innings and Elliott Newton walked twice and scored.
Royals 17, Marlins 12: The Royals' bats came alive for 15 hits with key contributions from Liam Rizzo and Nick Kohler, who each had a double and triple. Lorenzo Bartalotti had three hits and Theo Zarobell had a single and double. Ben Isola also had two hits for the Royals.
A's 18, Rockies 12: The A's survived a slugfest with the Rockies thanks to four strong innings of relief by Alex George and multi-hit games by P.J. Carney, Ben Irving, Louis Whitaker, and Noah Zirkle. Elijah Barzell-Weber and Damian Irvin.
Pirates 11, Cubs 7: Cameron Bonzell went 4 for 4 to lead the Pirates offense, with Ben Marshburn and J.D. Klopotowski contributing two hits apiece. Klopotowski pitched well in relief, snufﬁng out a Cubs rally and closing out the game.
Pirates 5, Nationals 0: Rieth Collard was masterful on the mound, throwing a complete game two-hit shutout for the Pirates. Collard beneﬁtted from solid defense, including two double plays late in the game. At the plate, the Pirates were led by Kevin Hillesland and Austin Gath, who each contributed two hits.
Blue Jays 5, Rockies 2: The Rockies Jack Ellis and the Blue Jays Aidan Weinstein pitched deep into the game. Zach Kirchstetter broke it open with a double and Jack Stehr followed with a two-run double to the centerﬁeld fence. In the fourth, Cole Dupee's bunt kept a rally going. The Jay's Sam Nelson drove in an insurance run and also pitched a scoreless sixth inning to secure the win.
Royals 9, Cubs 2: Gabe Matta allowed just two runs in four innings, and Ben Rapson pitched the ﬁnal two scoreless innings to lead the Royals to a win over the Cubs. Jon Phillippi went 3 for 3 with two doubles, Ben Isola had two hits, and Matta had a long double for the Royals.
A's 7, Rays 5: A tight, back and forth game saw the A's pull away late with big hits from Mattias Limon, Alex George, and P.J. Carney. Andrew Herman had two clutch RBIs and Jalen Chang and Matthew Ratto both went 2 for 2. The Rays were led by strong pitching from Michael Paltiel and a great defensive game by Matthew Justice.
Giants 9 at Tigers 4: Blaine French sprayed two line drive doubles to set the tone for the Giants. Andrew and Alex Bernius had key RBI hits. Pitchers Miles Dyke, Ethan Schnetz and Rudy Broome kept the Tigers bats in check for most of the game. For the Tigers, Miles Hickey crushed a homer to lead the offense, while Neo Radcliffe was spectacular in centerﬁeld and Ezra Fenner turned in a key double play.
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Riptide 6, Midnight Strikers 5: Riptide was led by Kate Etter, who went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a run. Defensivley, Etter made several great plays at second backing up the strong pitching of Marissa Petty who fanned a season-high six batters. Mari Takata went 3 for 3 and scored twice, and Fiona Hickey hit her first double of the year. The Strikers were led on the mound by Emma Mears and Jada Bautista, who combined for six strong innings. Emma Mears struck out a game-high seven batters in four innings. Sierra Jimenez, Sarah Barton and Diana Pattillos had great defensive plays in the game. "Duckie" Molsick-Gibson was a tough out at the plate and on the base paths.
Rebels 13, Bringin' Dah Thundah 8: Charlene Din's three hits, three runs and great defense led the Rebels to a victory over the Thundah. Din also stole home to cap a five-run fourth inning for the Rebels, who were also led by Gabby Plue's double and Jordan Klein's three stolen bases and two runs scored. The Thundah's defense shined with two double plays, and superb pitching by Danae Thornton and Cate McGlynn-Mandel.
Rebels 5, Piedmont Surge 3: The Rebels pitching and defense led the way in a narrow victory over the Surge. Casey Levitt pitched two shutout innings (5 K), and Gabby Plue (5 K), Ruby Crudo and Jordan Klein combined to limit the Surge to only three runs over five innings. Cameron Park, Iris Ushizima, Hayley Dennings and Zoe Alford sparkled on defense for the Rebels. For the Surge, Caroline Strauch (1B, 3B) and Rachel Elliott (1B, 2B) led the offense, with Strauch pitching three innings of one-run ball.
Rage 8, Surge 6: Grace Goodsell of the Rage snared a line drive at third base and teammates Sara Ahlich and Claire VanNess contributed to the solid infield defense. Ellie Novogradac provided steady pitching and catching for the Rage while Ky'Rah Robison executed her first slide at home plate. Surge players Amelia Tolles and Elizabeth Winters led their teams rally by connecting on their first hits of the season. Tiffany Foo of Surge led the team in steals.
Firecrackers 13, Piedmont Dragons 5: Firecrackers and the Dragons battled through four close innings before the Firecrackers opened up an eight run lead. The Firecrackers' offense was led by Jianna Bowie (3-3) and Kate Goldman (three-run triple). Citlali Aguirre, Sierra Fang-Horvath, and Hallie Fang-Horvath (2B) all contributed key hits. Pitchers Emori Mitchell and Abby Slater combined to limited the Dragons to five runs.
Firecrackers 10, Riptide 6: Firecrackers jumped out to a four-run lead in the first, led by Jianna Bowie's RBI double. Kate Goldman hit a triple, and Emori Mitchell added a two-run homer, delivering the winning runs in the bottom of the sixth. Carly Johnson anchored the Firecrackers' defense with solid play at shortstop. The Riptide were led by Mari Takata who excelled in the field and at the plate. Kayla Soderback provided timely hitting to help the Riptide rally to tie the score at 6-6 in the top of the sixth.
Piedmont Purple Flames 16, Oakland Riveters 8: The Oakland Riveters melted in the heat of the Piedmont Flames' closer Izzy Epstein, who came in for the final two innings and struck out six batters. Oakland's starting pitcher Sophie Coutu struck out two batters in the first two innings while giving up three hits. Zoe Hindman relieved Coutu in the third, striking out three batters for the Riveters. Piedmont's Ella Wright struck out three batters in the second and gave up just one hit to Oakland's Sofia Staley, who doubled in two runs. The Flames' Izzy Epstein and Daphne Korcuska each singled twice.
Roaring Tigers 19, Oakland Riveters 1: The Roaring Tigers limited the Riveters to one run thanks to stellar pitching by Kallie Hansel and Eta Lauti, and a big offensive output from Sasha Carey, Isabella Muldoon and Nia Burnett.
Roaring Tigers 11, Tsunami 3: In a well-played game with great pitching and timely hitting, the Roaring Tigers prevailed thanks to a stellar pitching performance by Leah Wildmann and Naomi Hartog. Offensive contributions came from Georgia Henke, Adriana Sanchez, Olivia Ghorai, Isabella Muldoon and Rosemary Marshall.
Tsunami 8, Purple Flames 2: Solid pitching by Jackie Bowman, Anjolie Enz, and Adeline Chaney turned out to be the difference for the Tsunami as they gave up only two runs in five innings. The Tsunami held on to the lead despite great late inning pitching by the Flames' Izzie Epstein.
Orange Owls 8, Wildcats 0: The Orange Owls offense was led by Mia Stillman, Zoe Zarling, and Evelyn Varela-Wilkerson. Defensivley, the Owls had key plays from Ellie Bedsworth and Karolina Herold Despite the great defense, and solid pitching by the entire Owls team, the game ball went to Stillman, for connecting on an RBI single, and later scoring a run.
Sapphire Fairies 4, Purple Pirates 6: Purple Pirates came from behind to beat the Sapphire Fairies with clutch hitting from Penny Chai (2 for 2, 3 RBIs), Kiana Diaz (RBI), Erin Forristal (RBI), and Giana Vedock (2 for 2, RBI). Giana, Nora Nash, and Meghan Murphy scored the deciding runs in the final frame.