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Publication Date: Wednesday, April 07, 2004

M-A Little League: Draeger's takes lead with 4-1 record M-A Little League: Draeger's takes lead with 4-1 record (April 07, 2004)

By David Hansen
M-A Little League coach

Draeger's leads the Majors with four victories against only one defeat after two weeks of Menlo-Atherton Little League Majors action.

Austin Hume lifted a towering drive to left for a two-run homer in Cashin Co.'s 7-2 loss to Draeger's to start the action Saturday, April 3. Guido Franke and Wes Hagman had the key hits in Draeger's decisive three-run fifth inning. Pitchers Matt Crowder and Ryan DeGregorio kept Cashin's bats in check to seal the victory for Draeger's.

Charlie Bradford earned a game ball later that day for his timely hitting as Goetz took on Brix, but it wasn't nearly enough as the pitching and defensive magic of brothers Cole, Reed and Will McConnell, and strong hitting throughout the lineup, led Brix to a 10-3 win.

The big bats came at Willow Field in Menlo Park, and Casey Monroe set the pace with the first grand slam of the young season as his Lutticken's club spanked Anderson's 9-5 Saturday, April 3.

Earlier in the week, on Tuesday, Ryan Chilcoat sent one deep over Willow Field's Blue Monster for a two-run homer, then backed it up with two dominating innings on the mound as Anderson's defeated Cashin 3-1. Turner Baty picked up four strikeouts in two innings for Cashin.

Not to be outdone at the plate, Brix's Hunter Shaw hammered three triples Wednesday helping to hand Lutticken's its first defeat, 6-3. Ryan McGill added another three-bagger, and Peyton Smith pitched four no-hit innings for the victors.

Evan Amato had a sack full of RBIs as Goetz Bros. shellacked Lutticken's 10-3 in a make-up game played Friday, April 2. Alex Stevenson and Max "Little Unit" Culhane joined Amato on the mound to provide strong pitching for Goetz.

On Thursday, April 1, at Willow Field, Anderson's defeated Goetz Bros. 9-3.

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