McK LITTLE LEAGUE: Outfitters in the lead with 16-1 record

As we head toward the latter part of the Little League season, races start to clear up.
In the Arcata league,Humboldt Outfitters takes command on first place as they defeat their closest revival Barnes Drugs 5-1.
Regon Wolfe of Barnes walked and scored in the top of the first giving Barnes the 1-0 lead, but only run for the day. Quin Parker continued his torrid pace for the Outfitters, as he lead off the bottom of the first with a sharp single up the middle. Jaden Gorge followed with that up with a single of his own. After two outs, T.J. Campbell’s double score both teammates. Outfitter’s Yukio Forth was hit by a pitch and scored single by Jaden in the 3rd.littleleague5.29.13
In the 4th inning Brody VanVleck hit a towering home-run driving in 9-year-old Alex Gorge who singled to lead off the 5th inning, his first of the season. Jaden got the win on the mound striking out 12, while only allowing 2 hits, in the game which only took 1hr and 5 minutes to complete. Connor Chase and Jaden both went 2 for 2 for the Outfitters, who now have a 16-1 season record.
In McKinleyville, Murphy’s A’s pulled off a nailed biter squeaking out a 2-1 win over Trinity Diesel Rangers, to take a 1 game lead in the standings. Owen Bill, Kameron Chance, and Cameron Saso combined to pitch a 3 hitter for the A’s. Lance
Lally pitched outstanding, allowing 2 runs in the first inning but shutting down the A’s the rest of the game going the distance in a tough loss. Mason Railsback, SS for the Rangers,made several outstanding plays helping his team keep the game close.
In one the the best games of the season, Barnes defeated Murphy’s A’s in 9 innings 6-5. A’s pitcher Kameron Chance pitched 6 strong innings striking out 8 while only allowing 1 walk, on 4 hits. Regan Wolfe pitched 6 full innings himself before being relieved by Issac Puzz in the 7th. Wolfe, tied the score at 2 in the 3rd inning for Barnes. A’s were led by Kameron Chance, as he went 2 or 3 with 2 double scoring twice, and teammate Cameron Saso also matched his performance of 2 for 3, making several nice plays at SS. Tyler Bates, A’s catcher was cited for having a great game defensively behind the dish. Wiley Walkner, scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th. Luke Fairfield was 3 for 3 and was intentionally walked in the game once, gaining much respect for A’s coaching staff, with his hitting in the game.
On Saturday Murphy’s A and Rich Drilling Giants both hosted Klamath Trinity teams. A’s pitched 6 boys that hadn’t pitched yet this season. Making their successful debuts were, Thomas Locatelli, Brady Turner, Lucas Lynch, Daniel Minton and Elijah Mead. Trent Lundin provided the A’s with 2 towering home runs in the game, as the A’s defeated the KT Yankees, 15-7. On the other field Rich Drilling’s Giants led by Chris Friedley, hitting his first career little league digger beat the KT Indians 7-6.
Next week look for my announcement of my top 5 rookies of the year( first-season Major division players) and will also make my picks for most improved players of the season ( top 3) , players that had to have played the previous season.