Twins ‘rip’ A’s

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 20, 2010

In 11-to-12-year-old Cal Ripken action at Johnson Park Tuesday night, the Twins beat the A’s 18-4; the Indians (County) beat the Yankees (County) 11-1; the Braves beat the Reds 12-5; and the Cardinals beat the Giants 17-10.

Twins 18, A’s 4

J. Hawkins, B. Hammett, C. Cosby and J. Rogers scored three runs each to help lead the Twins to victory over the A’s Tuesday night.

The Twins scored two runs in the first inning, four runs in the second on six hits; six runs in the third inning on six hits; and six runs in the fourth on five hits.

In addition, G. Worley scored two runs; P. Thomas scored one run; H. Peeples scored one run; and C. Hudson scored two runs for the Twins.

The A’s had a good first inning behind the plate as J. Perdue hit a two-run home run to send his team leading 2-0.

After Perdue’s home run, T. Cobb scored one run in the second inning; and D. Jordan scored one run in the third inning for the A’s in the loss.

Indians 11, Yankees (County) 1

The Indians put together nine runs in the fifth inning to get a 10-run win over the Yankees.

D. George scored on a single from T. Ballard; J. Driver scored on a single from C. Channell; S. Jones scored on a double from E. Wood; and Ballard and Channell scored on a double from C. Harris.

Harris, M. Lanier and S. Catrett all scored on a hit by pitch and a fly out, respectively.

The Yankees (County) scored their only run in the fifth inning when S. Mitchell singled A. Torez across the plate.

The Indians scored one run in the first inning and one run in the third inning before the nine-run surge in the fifth.

Braves 12, Reds 5

Stewart was 3-for-4 with one three-run home run in the fourth inning to help lead the Braves past the Reds Tuesday night. He also had three RBIs.

Stewart started off in the first inning with an RBI triple to score Charlton. Stewart later came in to score on an RBI double from Whatley.

The Braves added two runs in the second inning on a two RBI single from Stewart.

The Reds scored two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth in the loss.

In the fourth inning, the Braves scored seven runs on three hits, including Stewart’s home run.

In the fifth, the Braves sealed the win when Stewart scored his third run on an error.

Cardinals 17, Giants 10

Cardinals’ second baseman Madison Ward hit a two-run home run in the third inning to help lead his team to the seven-run win over the Giants.

Ward was 4-for-5 with four runs on the night.

Daniel Shirey scored four runs; William Piggot scored three runs; Matthew Fleming scored three runs; Caleb Whitehurst, Kyle Stewart, Jamal Mason and James Mancil scored one run each in the Cardinals’ win.

For the Giants, Holt scored one run; Adams scored two runs; Barton scored three runs; Gunter scored one run; Darby scored one run; and Wright scored two runs.