Manhattan Beach Little League/Girls Softball Week in Review: Ryan Bui Homers; Eagles Remain Undefeated
Apr 01, 2015 12:22PM
● By DigMB Staff
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This week we have reports from two International division games from Little League.
This baseball season, DigMB will feature a weekly recap of action in the Manhattan Beach Little League and in Manhattan Beach Girls Softball. This is our inaugural post.Current standings in the competitive divisions of both leagues are found below the article.
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The International division of the Manhattan Beach Little League is for boys 10-11 years old by April 30. It's the second level of competitive kid-pitch baseball, one step above the Coast division.
Grays vs. Marcos
The Grays played the Marcos March 25. It was a tight game with a 1-1 tie going into the bottom of the 4th inning. Ryan Bui came up with 1 out and on a 0-1 count hit a pitch deep to center over the fence at Premier Field for his first HR of the season. We're pretty sure that was the first 10-year-old this year to go yard.
Bui's HR iginited a 6-run rally and the Grays pulled off a 10-6 win to stay undefeated (3-0 in-season, plus 1 victory versus Hermosa Beach in non-league action).
Eagles vs. Monarchs
The Eagles took on a Monarchs team Saturday, March 28, that was depleted by a flu bug. Three call-up players from the Coast division helped fill out the Monarchs' roster.
Refusing to be intimidated, the scrappy Monarchs were a terror on the basepaths, stealing early and often, bouncing back whenever they got behind. Leadoff batter Nathan Smith scored three times, even rounding the bases on a hit when his single was misplayed.
The Eagles held a 7-6 lead going to the bottom of the 5th, behind 3 and 2/3rds innings of quality pitching by Finn Warren. That's when the Eagles rallied to score four times with two outs, putting the game out of reach.
The final 11-7 score left the Eagles (4-0) as one of three undefeated teams going into the season's Week 3.
STANDINGS FOR ALL DIVISIONS