COSTA MESA – Many people call Carson Letterman by his nickname, "Late Night."
He certainly put on a show on Saturday, this one coming on the mound and ending just before noon. He had an all-star lineup helping him out, but he was in the spotlight.
Letterman pitched a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Costa Mesa National Little League Majors Division All-Stars to a 1-0 victory against Costa Mesa American in the first game of the best-of-three series to win the Mayor's Cup.
Letterman was on his game during 5 2/3 innings on the CMNLL field at TeWinkle Middle School.
He agreed that he put on a show.
"I did good," he said in a simple tone.
Then he winced a bit, thinking what might've been and said: "I got the one-hitter."
Omar Muñoz was just as spectacular for the Costa Mesa American All-Stars. After allowing three hits and one run in the first inning, he bounced back with four shutout innings. He finished with seven strikeouts in five innings.