The West Haven Little League Majors Division had plenty of exciting contests this past week. In a week which was action-packed, the Sports cave Cubs and the Emmett’s Auto A’s continued their hot streaks.
The Cubs won two of three games this week, opening with a 2-1 victory over the White Sox Tuesday evening. Jeremiah Kavanah pitched five strong innings and Anthony Constantinople came in for the save in the win for Cubs.
After a one-run loss to the A’s, the Cubs came back in impressive fashion with a 17-6 victory over the Brewers Saturday morning. Haygen Axelrod came on in relief to shut down the Brewers in the victory. Febrizio Nunes added a big hit which cleared the bases to open up the game and the Cubs made several key defensive plays to keep the Brewers from extending their lead early in the contest. Cam Cruz had two hits for the Brewers.
After losing to the A’s to start the week, the Brewers got over the hump with their first win of the season, topping the White Sox, 5-0, Wednesday evening. Cruz pitched a three-hit complete game shutout for the Brewers. He also scored three runs to help the Brewers in the victory.
The defense was solid for the Brewers with Ethan Dasilva making a couple of nice plays at second base. Jacob Fowler picked up a run batted in as well for the Brewers.
The A’s raised their record to 9-0 with three victories this past week. The A’s opened the week with a victory over the Brewers. Mike Madera picked up the win on the mound, and Will Panza and Ray Gilbert sparked the offense.
The A’s followed with a thrilling come-from-behind 7-6 victory over the Cubs 7-6. Chase Supan and Panza split the mound duties, and Supan’s bunt single and Ray Gilbert’s double were part of the winning combination in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Jesse Buonocore crushed two home runs and a triple for the Cubs. Hunter Chancio was 1-for-1 with a walk, while Buonocore and Constantinople pitched strong in the loss.
The A’s third win of the week was a 7-6 comeback win against the White Sox. Madera and Gilbert combined for a fine pitching performance. Nate Pipeling supplied the game winning hit in the bottom of the sixth inning, while Madera and Gilbert also had big sixth inning hits to help rally the A’s.
In Minors Division action, the East Coast Overhead Door Mariners fell to the Orioles 14-13 in a barn burner. Glenn Pullen led the Mariners’ bats, going 3-for-3. Roberto Melendez added a triple, and Joel Gordon made some fine defensive plays at first base.
In West Haven girls Minors softball action, the Westies defeated Hamden, 7-2. Amarae Rosario was terrific on the mound and pitched three innings to get the win, Rosario also had two hits and drove in a pair of runs.
Aniah Glover added three hits and drove in three runs, and Talia DeCrescenzo added two hits and a run batted in. London Ryan had one hit and played great defense at first base.