Newport Beach Little League
Ruby’s 7, Scott English 5: Ruby’s (9-6) took the early lead after a three-run home run in the first inning by Tommy Brooks, which drove home Jake Hastings and Logan Miller. The home run was Ruby’s first of the year. Ruby’s had eight hits, including two by Hastings and a two-RBI single by Max Mulcahy. Neil Levecke, Trey Wood and Zack Fox also had hits. Brian Wagner started for Ruby’s and pitched three shutout innings, striking out five and allowing one hit.
Clay Chatham homered for Scott English.
Ruby’s 8, Jack’s Surfboards 5: Jake Hastings, Logan Miller, Max Mulcahy, Tommy Brooks and Brian Wagner each had two hits in the Ruby’s win. Brooks, Mulcahy and Miller also provided strong pitching. Calder Maloney sparked a rally in the third inning with a nine-pitch at-bat where he eventually walked. Two outs later, Hastings, Miller, Mulcahy, Brooks and Wagner each drove in a run.