Wednesday, May 12th
Wednesday night had only one game but it was a highly anticipated match-up between the undefeated (5-0) Dodgers and the talent-laden Padres. 12 year olds Luke Molloy and Brendan Bock started for the Pads and Dodgers, respectively. The Padres stayed with Molloy for 4 innings and 83 pitches while the Dodgers only kept Bock on the hill for 20 pitches. Kaden Flummerfelt, Charlie Ihrig and Nitin Muniappan also pitched for the Dodgers.
The Padres jumped out quickly with four in the first and an onslaught in the middle innings thanks to big hits from Luke Sardone, Brendan Kutylo, Michael McCarthy and Ben Saurman, among others. After four innings, the Padres led 12-3 and the crowd began to thin at Nutile A. The Dodgers launched a fierce rally in the top of the 5th, however, with big hits by Parker Tammaro, Charlie Ihrig and Rami Flummerfelt. Heading into the 6th, the Padres lead was 13-10 and Michael Condron was on the hill for the Pads. After the first two batters were retired, the Dodgers again rallied with Brendan Bock in the middle of the action. With the score 13-12 and the tying run, Rami Flummerfelt, on second base, Condron was able to get the final out and secure the victory for the Padres to improve their record to 4-2 on the season.