Nicola Sabin, of Wooley’s Orioles, tags out base runner Ali Fogle of Green Cafe Cubs, during Saturday’s game which the Orioles won 3-2. In the background, Lainie Wilke, of the Orioles is covering second base. Photo by J.P. Crumrine

Town Hall Sports Coordinator Jeremy Teeguarden reported on Town Hall Youth baseball for the week of May 28.

T-Ball League
On Tuesday, May 29, the Rotary Padres played the Idyllwild Professional Cleaning Service White Sox. The Padres Easton Pramuka had a couple nice hits for her team. Logan Wilkerson played great for the White Sox going after the ball in the field and getting a couple nice hits.

On Friday the Rotary Padres played again, this time taking on the American Legion Dodgers. The Dodgers played great. Rylan Righetti played awesome hitting and fielding the ball. Jayden Fogle played great at first base and got a couple nice hits for the Dodgers.

The game Saturday was between the American Legion Dodgers and the Idyllwild Professional Cleaning Service White Sox. The White Sox Teagan Baraty had a super game getting a couple nice hits. Revin Muir played great for the Dodgers going after the ball in the field and making a couple nice plays.

Minor League
In Tuesday’s second game, the Shell Astros took on the Suburban Propane Rangers, who got off to a hot start. The Rangers scored three runs in the first inning. Brody Posey and Reese Whitney hits led to Rangers’ runs. For the Astros, Manuel Guzman and Lilliana Sorenson contributed key hits as they came back and scored enough runs late in the game to win 12-5.

On Saturday the Shell Astros met the Idyllwild Inn Diamondbacks. The D-Backs immediately got their bats swinging. In the first inning, they scored five runs. Fiona McMullen scored one her two runs in the inning. Seth White played great defense in the outfield stopping a couple big hits in the game. The Astros trailed late in the game, but didn’t give up. In the final inning, the Astros scored six runs to tighten the game. Henry Mendoza got a big hit to keep the inning alive; but the D-Backs finally got the last out and won the game 13-10.

League Standings

Team Wins Losses
Shell Astros 4 2
Idyllwild Inn D-Backs 3 2
Suburban Propane Rangers 1 4

Major League
The first Majors’ game of the week was Friday, June 1, when the Whoolie’s Orioles played the Higher Grounds Rays. The Orioles got off to a great start in the first inning as Bryan Mabery scored the first of three runs in the inning. Joey Neu played great getting on base a couple times. Jake Mabery started the game pitching great and finished the game strong as the Orioles won 8-4.

The Orioles Lainie Wilke makes it safely to second base while the Green Café Cubs Miren Pino (from left), Jannelys Santiago and Caroline Edelstein try to make the out. Photo by J.P. Crumrine

On Saturday, the Whoolie’s Orioles played again, this time against the Green Cafe Cubs. In the best game of the year in the majors, both teams pitched, hit and fielded the ball great all game long.

The Cubs’ Jake Gurling pitched awesome all game long and Jadon Meskimen played great in the field as he snaged a short fly ball at first base.

Lainie Wilke, of the Orioles, got her first hit of the year and teammate Nicola Sabin made a nice fielding play at second base tagging a runner out early in the game. As the teams entered the last inning, the game was tied 1-1. The Cubs scored to take a one run lead. Then the Orioles fought back. Seth Clowers got his third hit of the game and came around to score the winning run on Tobin Ale’s hit. The Orioles came back and won an exciting 3-2 game in the last inning.

League Standings

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Team Wins Losses
Wooley’s Orioles 3 2
Higher Grounds Rays 2 2
Green Cafe Cubs 2 3