EATON — Eaton Little League teams have gotten their seasons under way with several recent games.
On Saturday, May 7, the Majors team, Reds, managed by Jeff Michael with coaches Bob Brower & Tim Crammer, played Moraine-West Carrollton Little League Team 3. Carson Brower pitched a complete game, four-inning run-rule, no hitter with 11 strike outs. The Reds won 10-0.
The Reds team consists of 5th-7th grade Eaton ballplayers: Tristan Apking, Brandon Barker, Carson Brower, Ty Crammer, Clayton Gregg, Drew Michael, Quentin Peach, Gabe Puckett, Christian Reyna, Ryota Sato, Kobe Wise.
The Reds finished the week with a 1-1 record (1-1 overall) with two outstanding pitching performances. They played the Oxford LL Royals early in the week. Ryota Sato pitched a full six innings, striking out 14 but the Reds lost in nine innings, 3-2.
The Reds have three games scheduled this week, one being at home on Thursday at 6:15.
Majors team Astros, managed by Nate James with coaches Al Geoit and Bryan Clark, consists of Jonah Brewer, Chase Brooks, Jonathan Clark, Trenton Dungan, Ashton Geoit, Preston James, Josh Martin, Gregory Phillips, Teruki Sato and Logan Wentzell.
On Tuesday, May 3, in Eaton, the Wings Etc. Astros fell short to the Oxford Pirates, 10-6. Leading the way for the Astros was Dungan, going 3-3 at the plate, scoring a run and swiping three bases. Following Dungan’s performance was Ashton Geoit, going 2-2, driving in two runs and stealing two bases. Preston James also added two doubles and scored a run.
Thursday, the Astros traveled to Oxford to play the Oxford LL Cubs. The Astros lost another close one, 6-4. Martin scored three runs and stole six bases. Ashton Geoit followed up Tuesday’s performance by going 2-3 at the dish, and also scoring and driving in a run. The Astros will return to action this Wednesday, May 11, in Oxford.
The Astros have three games this week, home on Friday vs. Eaton LL Indians at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. against MWC team 1.
Strike Out Hunger
Volunteer Frank Marshall continued the “Strike Out Hunger” food drive on Saturday, May 7, and is donating all non-perishables and raffle ticket money to the Preble County Foodbank. Marshall and Eaton Little League’s food drive to help “strike out hunger” collected over 60 food items and $86.
The Eaton Little League teams have a full week of games scheduled this week, Monday-Saturday, and are hosting a local competition for the MLB Pitch, Hit, Run on Sunday, May 15, at 1 p.m. Qualifiers then compete in sectional MLB Pitch, Hit, Run competition which will be hosted in Eaton next Sunday, May 22, at 1 p.m.