TORRINGTON – The Yankees poured on 11 runs in an 11-0 win over the Cardinals, giving the Cards their first loss of the season Tuesday as Torrington Little League action continues.
The Yankees jumped out to an early lead after scoring four runs in the first inning. They added one run in the third, two in the fourth and four in the fifth.
Five Yankees crossed home plate twice in the win. Barrett Eichenberger and Ayden Desmond both scored in the first and fifth innings, with Ben Firminhac scoring in the first and fourth and Justin Clayton scoring in the first and third. Tyler Bennick came alive late, scoring in the fourth and fifth.
The Cardinals were limited at the plate, racking up only four base runners throughout the contest. Nolan Long and Kealy Carson were the only Cardinals to record a hit in the game.
On the other diamond, the Cubs kept pace with the Yankees in the standings, picking up a 13-1 win over the Mets. The Cubs scored two runs in the first and the Mets rallied to score a run of their own in the second, trailing 2-1 heading to the third. In the third and fourth innings, it was all the Cubs. They plated three runs in the third and eight runs in the fourth to seal the win.
Mac Hibben and Ryder Hackbarth scored three runs apiece for the Cubs. Alyssa Albaugh helped out in the scoring column, racking up two runs on the night. Tyler Nicolay scored the run for the Mets.
Despite the loss, the Cardinals still sit atop the standings at 5-1. The Yankees and Cubs are tied at 3-3, with the Mets at 1-5. The four teams faced off Thursday after press time. At 5:30 p.m. Monday, the Cubs and Cards square off on Field 1 and the Yankees and Mets meet on Field 2.