EATON — Week three of the Eaton Little League season was a rainy one but thanks to dedicated volunteers, many games were still played.
In the Major League division, the Cubs (4-1) are in first place, earning two victories this week.
The Cubs are managed by Chuck Winings with coaches Tim Davis and Kevin Kochensparger. The team has players from four of the county schools: Eric Allison, Brady Davis, Hunter DeGrasse, Bryson Fugate, Charles Kochensparger, Henry Kochensparger, Jonathan Oswald, Fletcher Postlewait, Tanner Staggs, Colton Tietge, and Theo Winings.
On Wednesday the Cubs defeated the Indians, 7-1.
Brady Davis pitched five innings, giving up only one hit and one run while striking out 11.
He also led the way offensively with two walks, two runs, and his first Major League homerun.
Theo Winings earned two walks and a triple, scoring two runs.
Henry Kochensparger and Colton Tietge both had singles and scored a run each.
For the Indians, Dawson Blaylock pitched four and 2/3 innings, giving up three runs with nine K’s. Dawson had the Indians’ lone hit in the first inning. Michael Hollingsworth scored their only run after reaching first on a walk in the fifth inning. The Indians are in third place in the division.
Saturday the Cubs went to West Carrollton to play MWC3 Little League. The Cubs won 19-1 in four innings.
Eric Allison, Fletcher Postlewait, and Theo Winings threw from the mound for a combined no-hitter with 9 K’s.
Brady Davis homered for the second consecutive game, racking up six RBIs and scoring three times.
Theo Winings scored four runs, followed by Colton Tietge, Fletcher Postlewait, Bryson Fugate, Jonathan Oswald, and Hunter DeGrasse scoring two runs each.
On Wednesday the Astros traveled to Oxford to play the Royals. The Astros came away with the victory, 10-0. Johnathan Clark only needed 65 pitches to claim the victory. Clark gave up one hit and struck out 11. Josh Martin went 3-for-3 at the plate, scored three runs, and also hit in a run.
Friday the Astros were back home, this time to face the Indians. The Indians’ Mason Roell stole the show, throwing to all but one Astro, while striking out 13 batters. Dawson Blaylock helped Roell’s performance by going 3-for-3 at the plate, scoring two runs himself and knocking in two. For the Astros, Josh Martin went 3-for-3, stealing three bases and scoring two. The Indians won 6-5.
Saturday the Astros came away with an 8-4 victory, playing host to MWC1. Josh Martin continued his strong performance this week, going 3-for-4 at the plate. Martin knocked in two runs, stole four bases, and scored twice. The key hit came from Teruki Sato in the bottom of the fifth. Sato came through with the go-ahead single that scored Preston James from third base.
The Reds only got in one game this week against MWC4. It was a run-rule victory for the Reds, 22-1. Tristan Apking got the win, throwing only 30 pitches.
Rounding out the Major division standings this week are the Reds (2-1), Indians (2-2), Astros (2-3) and the White Sox (1-3).