Monday, July 09, 2007

Third Straight Shut-Out Boosts BPALL Major All-Stars to Championship

Strong Pitching Boosted Buena Park American Little League Major All-Stars to Championship Game After playing back-to-back games this weekend BPALL's win against LaPalma/Continental hurled them into the winner's bracket which earned them a trip to the Championship.

It was like a deja vu as Rivera in the first inning crushed a line drive to left center for another lead-off home run setting the tone for the rest of the game.

BPALL played small ball on bunts from Clayton Vison and Ryan Morgan. Vison scored while Morgan was tagged out at second on a steal-attempt. Kyle Schultz singled but later scored on an RBI-triple by Cole Timm. Justin Ray bunted but LaPalma/Continental got the lead-runner Timm out at third. Isaiah Terrazas worked the count for a walk. Buena Park led 3-0 at the end of the first inning.

Starting pitcher Rivera was all business on the mound ending the game with 14 strike outs and only 1 hit. He had help from his infield as Terrazas snatched a line-drive robbing LaPalma/Continental from a potential base-hit. Another spectacular play was a diving catch by hit in foul-territory by catcher Morgan.

Adding to the hit fest Sam Carralejo singled. Schultz hit an RBI-single and scored Carralejo. Ricky Marquez, who after striking out during his first at-bat, battled and hit a 2-RBI homerun. After a single by Carralejo, Rivera found himself in a run-down but outsmarted LaPalma/Continental and scored. Terrazas hit an RBI-single and scored Ray.

LaPalma/Continental intentionally walked Rivera twice and Schultz once.

Today's win was the third-straight shut out for BPALL during this All-Star run.

Next game: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 vs. TBD @ Norwalk Little League, Norwalk, CA

Rivera connects for a solo homerun in the 1st inning

Rivera controls the tempo on the mound

Terrazas works the count

Devyn Smith sprints to 1st base on a bunt-attempt

Ricky Marquez loads up for a 2-RBI homerun

Listen to Game 4 Podcasts:

Game 4 Intro - Part 1

Game 4 Intro - Part 2

Bob Chance Predicts the Outcome of Game 4 - part 1

Bob Chance Predicts the Outcome of Game 4 - part 2

Papo Set the Tone with Another Lead-Off Homerun

Vison Helps Himself Out with a Bunt

Morgan Bunted Moved Runner

Vison Scored in Pickle

Schultz Singled in the 1st

Timm Tripled Scored Schultz

Ray Bunt Timm Out

Terrazas Talks a Walk

Terrazas Catch of the Day

End of the 3rd Inning - Scores

End of the 4th Inning - Scores

Fan and Long-Time Supporter Justin Grier Predicts Win

Carralejo RBI Single Scored Rivera from 1st

Schultz Singled to Continue the Threat

Marquez Homered

Rivera Second Intentional Walk

Carralejo Caused a Pickled Scored Rivera

Schultz Intentional Walk

Terrazas RBI Single Scored Ray

Bottom of the 6th Inning - Closing

Bottom of the 6th Inning - Just Moments Away from the Win

End of Game 4 - Wrap Up

Game Ball to Papo and Coaches Comments

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