CMALL: Tigers edge Cardinals

March 29, 2001

COSTA MESA - Once again, the Costa Mesa American Little League

Major Division Tigers received some late-inning magic to pull out a win.

Scott Shafer's RBI hit in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the

Tigers to a 3-2 win over the CM National League Cardinals.

Shafer, who pitched a scoreless sixth inning to receive the win, drove

in Scott Surdyka for the tiebreaking run.

Surdyka pitched five strong innings, while Cody Spoulos and Andrew


Millan each added a key hit and stellar defense.

Other key Tiger performances came from Jason Schroeder, Adam Gardner,

Chris Rodriguez, Alex Moralez and Steven Hamasaki.

The Cardinals were led by strong pitching performances by Tom Morley

and Evan Van Geem, who combined for eight strikeouts. Van Geem also had

two hits for the Cards.

In CMALL t-ball action:

For the Devil Rays, in their matchup with the Angels, Connor Sage, his

a two-run double, while Jonathon Jenkins made two strong defensive plays

and drove in four runs to be named player of the game. Steven Choo also

made a key defensive play for the D-Rays.

The Angels were led by pitcher Tyler McLuckey, Christian Cockerell and

Ethan Haws.

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