Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Matthias Welles hit for the cycle to power the Williams Ford Cubs to a 13-7 win over the Tomasso’s Restaurant & Golf Course Blue Jays here Wednesday evening in Waverly Little League Majors Division baseball action.
Welles began his assault on Blue Jay pitching with an RBI single in the first inning to spark a four-run rally that put the Cubs ahead to stay. Tristan Campbell added a two-RBI single in the frame.
Welles smacked an RBI triple in the top of the third inning, and Campbell added an RBI double as the Cubs extended their lead to 8-1.
Alex McQuay’s two-run home run in the home half of the third inning pulled the Blue Jays within four runs, at 8-4, but an RBI double by Welles and an RBI single by Campbell put the Cubs back ahead 10-4 after 3 1/2 innings.
Welles put the finishing touches on his day with a two-run home run to left field in the top of the sixth inning to make it 12-4.
Welles scored four runs and had five RBI, while Campbell had three hits, including a double, scored two runs, and had four RBI, and Kohen Hugo had three hits, including a double, and scored three runs to account for the Cubs’ 10 hits in the win.
Cooper Hugo and Nathan Kellogg each scored two runs for the Cubs.
Welles earned the win for the Cubs. He allowed four runs — two earned — on four hits, while striking out 10 and walking one in 3 2/3 innings of work.
Eric Lewis pitched the final 2 1/3 innings for the Cubs, allowing three runs on five hits, while striking out three and walking one.
McQuay homered and singled, scored one run, and had three RBI, and Lucas Pradun singled twice, scored three runs, and drove in one run to lead the Blue Jays’ nine-hit attack.
Karson Sipley doubled and singled for the Blue Jays, while Charan Venkataswamy singled, scored two runs, and knocked in one run, Cooper Robinson doubled and scored one run, and Derek Johnson added a single.
Robinson was tagged with the loss. He struck out seven in 3 2/3 innings of work. Rylan Yeakel struck out six in 2 1/3 innings of relief.
The second-place Cubs improve to 4-1, and trail the unbeaten Indians (5-0) by one game. The Blue Jays fall to 1-4.
Up next: Angels vs. Cubs, 6 p.m. Thursday.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF BELLA ROMANO.
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