Friday, May 14th

Another three games filled Nutile on Friday night.  The first was a rare Majors low scoring affair between the Athletics and the Orioles.  The A’s used 2 hits from Nate Rotondi and some solid base running to get up 2-0 on the O’s.  Jack Charchaflian went 4 strong innings for the A’s and gave up no runs.  He was relieved by Shane Doherty. For the second straight Friday night, the Orioles turned to 11 year old Noah Biel who did not disappoint on the hill.  He pitched all 5 innings and surrendered only those two runs.  The O’s scored a run and loaded the bases in the 6th inning.  Nick Penicaud came in for the second straight night and got the final two outs for the save and a 2-1 As victory.  The A’s won three games this week including two against the Padres and Dodgers.  They improved their record to 4-3.

On Field A, the Diamondbacks continued their fine play and jumped out early on the Red Sox.  Justin Guidara started for the D’backs before giving way to Cole Cassidy, who pitched an efficient three innings of relief.  Max Philips and Brett Daniels would close it out for the D’backs who won 11-3.  The Red Sox would also pitch by committee with Jovic Stachelski, Charlie Pare, Grady Sullivan and Sean Boyd toeing the rubber.  The D’backs have quietly improved their record to 4-2.

The nightcap on C featured two teams tied for first place.  The Padres went with 12 year old fireballer Luke Sardone and the White Sox with 11 year old Ben Ragosa.  The Sox scored a run in the first and loaded the bases thanks to hits from William Fiorentino, Noah Seitz and Ben Ragosa but couldn’t do more damage.  Their bats would unleash in the third, however, as they notched four triples from Mitchell Collins, Seitz, Axel Osborn and Leo Gannon which led to four runs crossing the plate.  Ragosa would go 4 1/3 innings giving up 2 runs that came from a walk, single and triple from Leo Lamont, Michael Condron and Max Murray, respectively. Sardone would pitch 5 innings for the Pads. The White Sox added two more in the 4th on hits from Adrian Lupien and Dylan Sala. Seitz came in for the final 5 outs of a 7-2 White Sox victory.