Tri-Valley Indians shut out Middletown

By From page B2 | June 18, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — The Cordelia/Tri Valley Little League Minor Indians’ 11 combined strikeouts helped shut out the Middletown Nationals 8-0, Monday.

Starting pitcher Grant Kerr allowed only two hits in 2 2/3 innings, striking out five and walking one, while Ryan Paynton went 2 1/3 innings, allowing only one hit with four strikeouts. Wyatt Smith closed out the game in the ninth, striking out two.

Kerr also helped offensively as he brought in two runs, while Smith was 2 for 3 with a stolen base.

DJ Ryan was 1 for 2 with two RBIs and a home run, while Zach Watts was 1 for 2 with a double and two RBIs. Caleb Ladiao had a triple with an RBI and Aidan Falconer was 2 for 2 with an RBI and a stolen base.

The Indians routed the Fairfield Pacific Giants 19-0, Saturday, with 13 different players scoring a run. In the third inning, Ladiao, Watts, Paynton and Nate Biggs hit back-to-back-to-back triples.

The Indians play the Suisun American Minors at Lembretch Field, Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m.

Giants move into TOC semifinals

SUISUN CITY — Stevie Johnston ripped a three-run homer and the Cordelia/Tri-Valley Little League runner-up Giants advanced to the District 53 Tournament of Champions semifinals with a 9-4 win over the Fairfield Pacific runner-up Tigers at the Suisun American fields at the Lambrecht Sports Complex, Monday.

The Giants move on to play the Napa National champions on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., also in Suisun City.

The Giants trailed 4-2 heading into the fourth inning when Cyere Randle led off with a solo home run to left. Jarod Sloan then walked and Ben Trette singled before Johnston put his team ahead to stay with his three-run blast to deep center field.

Trettle finished with two hits and scored three runs, while Angad Takhar and Miguel DeLeon also had two hits.

Johnston earned the victory, with Max Wilson picking up the save.

For the Tigers, Brady Fondersmith had an RBI single, while Rick Duff and Justin Duff each had two hits each.

In Monday’s Minor Division action, the Tri-Valley champion Indians blanked Middletown/Cobb 8-0, while the Suisun American Dodgers outlasted Vallejo 4-2. The Dodgers host the Indians in the semifinals on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Collegiate baseball

HEALDSBURG — Ben Monroe pitched eight solid innings in the opener and Julian Clark hurled a complete game in the second as the Fairfield Indians collegiate baseball team downed the Sonoma County Chili Gods 4-2 and 5-2 in a Sacramento Rural League doubleheader, Saturday.

Monroe allowed just five hits and two walks while striking out three before giving way to Francisco Avilez, who pitched a scoreless ninth to get the save. Aaron Cherry led the offense by going 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, while Andrew Wheat, Tyler Hall, Mark Mills, Joey Moro and Damian Marshall each had two hits. Mills and Jason Paukei also had RBIs.

In the seven-inning second game, Clark allowed just four hits with two strikeouts for the Expos (5-9, 3-1 SRL)

Evan Ray was 2 for 4 with two RBIs, while Moro, Marshall and Paukei also drove in runs.

The same two teams play at Allan Witt Park on Thursday at 7 p.m.

American Legion

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Fairfield Expos American Legion baseball team wrapped up its first trip to Oregon this season by sweeping Doc Stewarts in a doubleheader, rallying to win the opener 5-4 in 10 innings before taking the second game 4-1, Monday.

The Expos took a 2-0 lead after 1 1/2 innings in the first game, Cameron Michael scoring an unearned run in the first and Anthony Kaleczyc stealing home in the second.

After Doc Stewarts took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the second, Fairfield tied it with a run in the fifth, Michael ripping a leadoff double with Garlind Webster following with an RBI single.

The home team took the lead again with a run the fourth, only to have the Expos tie it once more in the sixth, Jake Hedrick leading off with a single and taking second on an error before scoring on a single by Michael.

Jack Gamba, Justin Lee and Rylan Henry then combined to throw five innings of scoreless relief, allowing two hits while striking out three.

Jo Jo Quintanilla led off the 10th with a walk, stole second and scored on an error at shortstop on a ball hit by Hedrick.

Henry got the win in relief. Jake Brandt started, going five innings while allowing five hits and four runs (two earned) with six strikeouts and three walks.

Hedrick, Michael, Webster and Kaleczyc each finished with two hits, while Will Baker had the team’s only other hit.

In the second game, the Expos opened the scoring with a run in the fourth inning, Webster doubling in Hedrick.

After Doc Stewarts tied it with a run in the bottom of the fifth, the Expos took the lead for good with a run in the top of the sixth, Quintanilla tripling in Webster.

The Expos added two runs in the seventh as Kaleczyc scored on an error on a ball hit to third by JP San Antonio and Jason Brasile came in on a sacrifice fly by Nate Minster.

Payton Tyler went the first 4 1-3 innings to get the win, scattering five hits and striking out three, while David Hostler went the final 2 2-3 innings to get the save, allowing no hits.

The Expos return home to host Fair Oaks at Laurel Creek Park on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.


BRENTWOOD — Mike Saraiva of Fairfield had a two-day total of 3,196 pins over 16 games and failed to qualify after the second round of the Northern California Classic at Harvest Park Bowl, finishing in 84th place, Tuesday.

Tom Goodchild, also of Fairfield, finished 93rd with 3,004 pins.

Daily Republic staff


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