The Turlock Little League Championship Game between the Major League Cubs and Orioles took place on Saturday night at Soderquist Baseball Field.
The Cubs and the Orioles, who both belong to the American League, battled their way to the Championship Game. The Orioles had beat the Cubs four times this season and set up the Championship to where the under-ranked Cubs would have to beat the Orioles twice to win the Championship title.
Orioles’ Mitchell Pryschuk led off the Turlock Little League Championship Game with a base hit, Tristan Palmer walked, Mitchell stole third base on a passed ball. Damon Treadwell hit a sacrifice fly ball to deep center to score the first run of the game and the 1st inning.
The Cubs scored their first run in the 3rd inning, tying the game up at 1-1.
Pitchers Damon Treadwell (Orioles) and Brandon Booz (Cubs) helped keep the game close through three full innings.
Damon led off the 4th inning with a double, then stole third base. Colin Van Winkle hits in Damon to make it 2-1 Orioles. The Orioles score 2 more runs.
Continuing the 4th inning, Mitchell draws a walk, Tristan gets hit by a pitch, and then Damon hits a hanging curve thrown by Booz to deep left center for a 3 run home run. The score is now 7 -1 Orioles.
Cubs Pitcher Brandon Booz was replaced after 4 1/3 innings by Trevor Santiago.
Colin Van Winkle gets a double and ends up stealing home from third giving the Orioles an 8-1 lead over the Cubs.
Cubs get a couple batters on base and Brandon Booz comes in and hits a deep 3 run home run to make the score now 8-4 in the 5th inning.
Brandon Booz’s home run was his 18th home run of the season, which is a new single season record for home runs in a season.
The Orioles score a couple more runs to make the score now 10-4 in the 6th inning.
Damon Treadwell pitched 5 1/3 innings. Jack Nicolai came in to close out the last 2 batters to give the Orioles a 10-4 victory and seal the deal on becoming the Turlock Little League Champions for the Majors.
Orioles Roster: Daniel Fareria, Alex Ryan, Mitchell Pryschuk, Tristan Palmer, Ruben Guillen, Damon Treadwell, James Schnebly, Zack Glidden, Jack Nicolai, Alex Lima, Cyrus Elia, and Colin Van Winkle.
Coaches: Justin Palmer, Randy Fareria, and Nick Pryschuk.
Cubs Roster: Brandon Booz, Vinny Citti, Peyton Dunseth, John Fitzgerald, Julian Gutierrez, Fabio Gutierrez, Cameron Haggstrom, Soren Jerner, Dominic Johnson, Aris Pallios, Trevor Santiago, and Austin Taylor.
Coaches: Dan Citti, Scott Haggstrom, and Ken Taylor.
*Info contributed by Nick Pryschuk and Scott Haggstrom, thanks for supporting the kids.
Turlock Little League Minors Championship Game Winners, Yankees
The American League Minors Yankees played the National League Owlz for the City Championship title on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Soderquist Baseball Field. The Minor League City Championship Game took place before the Majors and came down to the last couple of innnings.
The Owlz were leading the game until the 4th inning with a 3-1 lead until the Yankees scored 4 runs flipping the score 5-3, Yankees.
The Owlz and the Yankees would score 2 runs each in the 5th inning, Yankees still keeping the lead with a 7-5 score as the Owlz left the bases loaded.
The Yankees went on to strand runners at 2nd and 3rd base but protected their 7-5 lead to win the Turlock Little League City Championship Game for the Minors.