Gary Weaver came up big at the dish and on the hill, leading the Back Mountain National Little League Giants to a 6-5 win over the Phillies. Weaver was solid at the plate for the Giants. He went three for four and scored one run. He singled in the first and fifth innings and doubled in the seventh inning.
Weaver baffled the Phillies, striking out seven batters. He allowed no earned runs on three hits and two walks over 3 1/3 innings. Nick Finarelli struck out 11 batters and only walked one in 3 2/3 innings.
The top of the first saw the Phillies take an early lead, 1-0. Michael Sholtis singled to ignite the Phillies’ offense. Jake K singled, bringing home Michael. Other hits for the Phillies included a solo home run in the third inning by Sholtis, two hits for Evan Hromisin and one hit each for EJ Matusek, Joe Shiskowski, Jake K, and Zach Porcrincak.
The Giants put up two runs in each of the fourth, fifth and seventh. In the fourth, the Back Mountain National LL Giants scored on an RBI single by Jacob Seymour, scoring Mitchell Burgess.Other hits for the Giants included two hits by Ethan Leone, and one hit each by Mitchell Burgess, Nick Finarelli, and Ben Bradley. Bradley hit a sac fly to right field which scored Mitchell Burgess in the bottom of the seventh to win the game.
The Major League Pirates, using five different pitchers combined to throw a three-hitter against the Giants.
Pitching for the Pirates was Jared Adamski, Mike Murray, Aiden Burkhardt, Gavin Adamski and Brian Kwak.
Leading the Pirate’s hitting was Bryan Osipower going two for two, followed by J.R. Redmond hitting his first career home run. Jared Adamski, Mike Murray and Will Youngman combined for hits.
Leading the Giants was Mitch Burgess who hit his season first home run.
The Pirates broke open a close game in the fourth and fifth inning scoring 11 runs to down the Phillies.
Pirate’s hitting was led by Gavin Adamski and Will Youngman who had multiple hits, followed by Bryan Osipower, Jared Adamski, Brian Kwak and Alex Hajkowski contributing at the plate.
Pirate pitchers combined to strike out eight batters. Mike Murray, Jared Adamski and Will Youngman were pitchers of record.
Perfect at the plate for the Phillies was Evan Hromisin going three for three.
The Pirates shut out the A’s on strong pitching from Jared Adamski, Gavin Adamski and Aiden Burkhardt. The three pitchers allowed just one hit.
Jared Adamski led the Pirate hitting attack going four for four with two doubles and a triple. Alex Hajkowski, Gavin Adamski, Aiden Burkhardt had a good day at the plate as well.
Pitching for the A’s was Cole Kaiser, and Mark Ramierez who combined to strike out 11 Pirates.
Trailing -0 heading into the third inning, the Pirates came storming back led by Bryce Chopyak with two home runs for the day. Staying hot at the plate was Jared Adamski, Gavin Adamski, Bryan Osipower, Will Youngman and JR Redmond.
Pitching for the Pirates were Mike Murray, Jared Adamski, Aiden Burkhardt and Will Youngman. The four pitchers struck out 15 Rangers on the day.
Leading the Rangers hitting was Nick Nocito with two hits, includes a double.
Information provided by Back Mountian Little League.