Thanks to a pair of wins last week, the Brewers pulled into a tie with the Blue Jays for first place in the Cal Ripken Baseball League with records of 5-1.
In other action, the Red Sox defeated the Blues Jays 11-6 and the Cubs downed the Cardinals 5-4. No further information was submitted on those two games.
Brewers 4, Mariners 1
Justin Earnest had six strikeouts and Dominic D’Auria had five in the Brewers’ win over the Mariners.
Drew DeBruyne led the winners at the plate with a double, single and two RBIs. D’Auria added two singles and an RBI; and Austin McClure singled and scored a run.
Oscar Flaherty singled twice and Brandon Wing singled once for the Mariners.
Wing also struck out 11 batters in four innings and Bryce Connolly held the Brewers scoreless in his inning of work.
Cubs 8, Mariners 6
Gabe Beeksma picked up the complete-game victory for the Cubs, scattering nine hits with four strikeouts.
Offensively for the Cubs, Luke Deminger was 2-for-2 with three RBIs; Steven Gee doubled; and Justin Johnson and Kylar Frias singled.
Gunner Johnson suffered the loss for the Mariners despite striking out six in four innings.
Johnson also had a big game at the plate with two doubles and three RBIs.
The Mariners also got two triples and two RBIs from Caden Welch; two singles from Wing; and a single and RBI from Flaherty.
Blue Jays 11, Cardinals 1
Michael LaJoie was the winning pitcher, Conner Fonger tripled and doubled and Devon Pettit singled twice for the Blue Jays in their win over the Cardinals.
Mason Moen, Michael Barnaby and David Fender singled and Caelan Wick scored a run for the Cardinals (0-6).
Brewers 4, Red Sox 2
Ryan Hughes was the winning pitcher and D’Auria picked up the save in the Brewers win over the Red Sox. The two, along with Isaac Rios and Earnest, allowed five hits with 10 walks.
At the plate, Rios had three singles; Earnest tripled and singled; D’Auria doubled and knocked in a run; and McClure walked, had a sac bunt and an RBI.
For the Red Sox, Austin Willoughby doubled; Max Curtis had an RBI single; Keagan Rice, Zac Nelson Banks and Hunter Paine singled; and Nash Tollers walked.
Trevor Dalbec and Willoughby combined in the loss, allowing six hits with 16 strikeouts and four walks.
Cal Ripken Standings
Blue Jays 5-1-0
Red Sox 1-4-1
The Superior 12U traveling baseball team finished in second place at last weekend’s Siren/Webster Tournament.
After defeating Mora 3-1, Webster-Siren 2-0 and Osceola 4-2, Superior lost to Ashland-Marengo 7-2 in the championship game.
In the opener against Mora, Isaac Rios had two singles, scored a run and knocked in another. Gunner Johnson added a single and an RBI.
Ben Rhodes, Dominic D’Auria and Brandon Wing held Mora in check, giving up four hits and striking out four. Rhodes was the winning pitcher and Wing got the save.
In the win over Webster-Siren, Superior scored both of its runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Devon Pettit led off the 7th with a walk and scored on Rhodes’ double. Rhodes later scored on a single by D’Auria.
Once again pitching was key for Superior as its hurlers combined for a perfect game through four innings and held on to defeat Osceola 4-2.
Superior jumped out to a 1-0 lead as D’Auria singled, advanced on passed ball and scored on LaJoie’s double. They added to the lead in the third as Rhodes singled and scored on a double by Johnson, who later scored on a single by LaJoie.
Osceola scored two in the bottom of the fifth inning, but was unable to overcome the early deficit.
Superior rounded out the scoring as Bryce Connolly scored on a bunt single by Pettit.
Johnson earned the victory pitching the first three innings and striking out sox. LaJoie pitched 1 2/3 innings picking up the save.
In the title game, Ashland/Marengo opened up a big lead early as it scored two runs in the first inning and five more in the second.
Leading the way for the Spartans were Rhodes, who tripled; D’Auria, who doubled twice, knocked in a run and score another; Johnson, Spencer Udeen, Wing, Pettit and Fonger all added singles.
Johnson took the loss for Superior.
The Rangers pulled a pair of wins in recent Babe Ruth League action.
Rangers 9, Brewers 8
Logan Rowe picked up the win for the Rangers, who improved to 3-1 win the win over the Brewers.
Offensively for the Rangers, Drew Magdzas singled twice and knocked in four RBIs; Andy Jacques singled and had an RBI; Jake Libal singled and scored a run; and Matt Hinaus and Brett Austin each singled and scored three runs.
Tate Schlichting doubled, singled and had three RBIs for the Brewers. Devin Bebben singled twice and Carson Milligan singled once.
Alex Heskin allowed two runs in two innings on the mound for the Brewers.
Phillies 14, Rangers 13
The Phillies banged out 11 hits in the win, led by Braden LaPorte, who singled and had three RBIs. Robert Stodola, Terrance Swanson and Andrew Erickson each added two hits and two RBIs; Nick Anderson had a hit and BRI; Terrell Swanson and Joshua LaFlamme each had a hit and Derek Ronding and Caden Tchop each knocked in a run.
For the Rangers, Hinaus tripled, singled and knocked in four runs; Brandon Haller had a hit and three RBIs; Brandon Moe had two hits and three RBIs; Austin had two hits and an RBI; Libal had a hit and RBI; and Magdzas had a hit and scored twice.
Libal, Moe, Magdzas and Hinaus pitched for the Rangers, allowing 11 hits with six strikeouts and nine walks.
Terrence Swanson picked up the win in relief of Terrell Swanson and Rick Anderson.
The three allowed nine hits with four strikeouts and six walks.
Babe Ruth Standings