CMNLL Majors: Cardinals edge Dodgers in wild one

June 14, 2001

COSTA MESA - After two and a half hours and 25 runs, the Cardinals

finally pulled out a 14-11 victory over the Dodgers in Costa Mesa

National Little League Majors Division action.

Garrick Williams had a single, double and three runs scored to lead

the Cards, while Evan Van Geem and Starnes Arnold each scored three times

as well.

Daniel Freeman, Peter Frydendall and Eddie Tomasek each walked and


scored runs, while Tim Morley, Ryan Pfautz and Chris Falbo each added key

hits for the Cardinals. On defense, Van Geem, Arnold and Andrew Monette

each made nice plays.

The Dodgers were led by two home runs off the bat of Mike McDaniels.

In other Majors Division action:

Diamondbacks 5, Marlins 4 - Pitchers Brandon Maurer and Austin Elliott

combined for eight strikeouts for the Diamondbacks, while Trevor

MacDonald and Taylor McClanahan helped keep the Marlins' rallies to a


On offense, Maurer and Andrew Ayala each provided key RBI hits, while

Allan Kincaide came through with a clutch double for the Diamondbacks.

Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 0 - Mike McDaniels pitched a complete-game

shutout with nine strikeouts to lead the Dodgers.

Justin Long, Brian Sankey and Matt Jeranko each had RBI hits, while

Cory Weikel added two hits for the Dodgers.

Marlins 10, Tigers 2 - Vinnie Valdez pitched five no-hit innings with

six strikeouts before P.J. Errington threw the final inning to lead the


Errington had two hits and five RBIs, while Valdez and Bryce Stillman

each had two hits and an RBI for the Fighting Fish. Adam Seagondollar,

Chad Belmont and Anthony Seacrest each added singles and scored runs.

Diamondbacks 3, Tigers 0 - The Diamondbacks clinched first place in

the second half with the victory over the Tigers.

Pitchers Taylor McClanahan and Allan Kincaide combined for six

strikeouts, while on defense, Ryan Redding and Trevor McDonald combined

to turn two double plays.

Offensively, Matthew Redding had a two-run single to score Austin

Elliott and Andrew Ayala and McClanahan provided an RBI hit as well.

Dodgers 3, Astros 2 - Trailing, 2-0, the Dodgers rallied in the fifth

and sixth innings for the victory over the Astros.

Brandon Grimmett singled and scored on a double by Bryan Bennett to

cut the deficit to 2-1 in the fifth.

In the sixth, Matt Jeranko reached advanced to second on an error and

scored on a single by Mike McDaniels, who eventually scored the

game-winning run on a double by Parker Roth.

In Minor B action:

Marlins 17, Astros 15 - Joshua Ryding ripped his first home run of the

season and had two RBIs to pace the Marlins' attack.

Other offensive contributors for the Marlins included Jacob Wachman,

Daniel Carter, Johnny Valdez, Bryan Guzman, Joshua Erno, James Wanbaugh,

Julian Velasquez, Javier Rivera, Pedro Rivera and Pablo Galvan.

Rockies 15, Diamondbacks 10 - The Rockies jumped out to an early 6-0

lead, lost the lead and rallied late to win.

Mitchell Pfautz, Sean Anderson, Nick Federiconi, Blake Youngquist,

Brian Bray, Spencer Roberts and Michael Delaney each had key at-bats to

give the Rockies the early advantage.

After falling behind, 10-8, the Rockies ripped off seven straight runs

to take the lead for good.

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