McKinleyville Little League Report

I would like to start off by thanking all of the folks that took time to come out and support our annual dinner auction

last Sunday night. Also all those fine folks and businesses that donated items to the event. A huge thank-you to all!

Barnes picked up two wins, defeating Safeway 14-4 and coming back from behind to beat Rich Drilling 10-6, after falling behind 5-2 early in the game.

Isaac Puzz came in relief of Wylie Walkner in the 3rd inning when they were down and pretty

much shut the Giants down giving his team a chance to bounce back. Miska Evans and Nick Brown both went 3-3 in the game with each also hitting triples, and 4 RBIs.

Humboldt Outfitters defeated Bettendorf Cardinals 9-2 and then matched up in a great game vs. Murphy’s A’s winning a tough fought 4-3 decision. Ten-year-old Cameron Saso gave the A’s an early 2 -0 lead, as hit blasted a 2-run homer, his 2nd of the season, in the bottom of the first inning. Jaden Gorge drove in Quin Parker in the 3rd inning to cut the score in half. In the 3rd inning still trailing by 1, T.J.Campbell reached out and blooped a pitch on the outside part of the plate, as Murphy’s pitcher Owen Bill was attempting to intentionally walk Campbell, scoring Parker to tie the score. With 2 outs a ball that fell foul, just as Thomas Locatelli playing first couldn’t get too, the next pitch was drilled to left, scoring Campbell giving the outfitters a 3-2 lead, they would add another run in the 6th to take a 2 run lead into the bottom and last frame of the game.

Cameron Saso singled moved to 2nd on a passed ball, and scored as Trent Lundin doubled to right center, but he would be left on base as relief pitcher Jaden Gorge fanned the next 2 batters. Great game by both teams, Saso was cited for making 1/2 dozen great plays from his shortstop position. A note also recognizing a great job by Kameron Chance of Murphy’s as he caught in only his 2nd game, playing in place of team’s regular catcher and # 3 hitter Tyler Bates as he was home sick. Trinity Diesel Rangers took over the lead again as they defeated a very tough Murphy’s Arcata team 8-6 in extra innings.

Well it’s off too Medford for another event of AAU basketball, as many girls and both teams head north to participate in the Kyle Singlar event and celebrate Mother’s Day weekend.

Our 2nd half of the season is under way, teams are improving each day providing all of us some great baseball to watch

I hope to have few player interviews next week. Will also start announcing my choice of top rookies, comeback players of the year, as well my top players in the league, these will only be players in McKinleyville’s league.

Please remember as always these recognitions and articles are only personal views and not awards given out by the league, just simply recognizing players for their efforts… keep an eye open, coming soon!