RANDOLPH, NJ- Standing updates and game summaries from last weeks Little League Majors action:
Major League Standings: In the East the Mets are in first place, with a 5-3 record, followed by the second place Pirates with a 3-2 record
In the West, the A’s are in first place with a 6-1 record. The Astros and Tigers are tied for second place.
Game highlights from last week:
A's 14 Tigers 2
The A's defeated the Tiger's 14-2 behind the strong pitching performance of Paul Recchia who recorded 6 strikeouts in 2 1/3 innings. At the plate, the A's were led by Ryan Kress (3-for-3, 2 runs scored) and Andrew Morgievich (2-for-2, 2 RBI's). Jayson Roskam went 2-for-3 for the Tiger's.
Yankees 13 A's 5
The Yankees defeated the A's 13-5 behind the strong pitching performance of Mason Torster, who recorded 10 strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. The Yankees offense was led by
DJ Della-Badia who went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and Tommy O'Sullivan (3-for-4). Danny O'Sullivan also added a two run homer for the Yankees. David Morado went 3-for-3 for the A's.
Marlins 10 Nationals 5
The Marlins and the Nationals exchanged the lead five times, but the Marlins ended up on top with a 10-5 win in seven innings over the Nationals.
The Marlins pulled out the win thanks to a strong second inning, scoring on an RBI single by Nicholas Corlucci bringing home Evan Patel.
Robert Moran boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-for-2 day at the plate to pace the Marlins. He singled in the fifth and seventh innings.
The Marlins easily handled the Nationals pitching as six hitters combined for 13 hits, three RBIs and seven runs scored.
The Marlins jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. The Marlins got things going when Matt Kuntz singled. A few plays later, Moran stole home. The Marlins pushed more runs across on an RBI single by Nicholas Galardi.
The Marlins added two runs in the fifth inning, and then followed it up with two more in the seventh. In the fifth, the Marlins scored on an RBI single by Moran, plating Matt Kuntz.