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Manhattan Beach Little League/Girls Softball Week in Review: Waves Take on Jayhawks in a Thrilling Contest

Apr 27, 2015 03:34PM ● By Dig Mb Staff
This week, we've got a report from Manhattan Beach Little League's Coast Division as we move into our 5th weekly recap of highlights from MBLL and Manhattan Beach Girls Softball.

Current standings (as of press time) in the competitive divisions of both leagues are found below the article so check 'em out. 

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In a thrilling pitchers' duel, the Waves outlasted the Jayhawks, 4-3 in 6 innings, at Live Oak on Friday, April 24. 

Kyle Whalen, starting pitcher for the Jayhawks, threw two scoreless innings and struck out four batters. The other three Jayhawks pitchers -- Aaron Henschel, Matthew Murphy and Marty Walsh -- combined to allow just four runs.

Four Waves pitchers -- Sammy Sugden, Max Nelson, Kai Hudson and Jimmy Brown -- combined to limit the Jayhawks to three runs. 

The Jayhawks jumped to an early lead in the top of the first on an RBI triple by Kyle Whalen. Up 1-0 in the top of the 4th, Marty Walsh led off the inning for the Jayhawks with a home run, his third consecutive game with a four-bagger. 

In the bottom of the 4th, the Waves pieced together two runs on hits by Sammy Sugden and Jimmy Brown, and a walk by Carsten Zeiger. After four full innings, it was a 2-2 game. In the bottom of the 5th, the Waves went up 3-2 on a walk by Emmet O'Connnor, and a fielder's choice by Max Nelson to score Emmet.

The Jayhawks clawed back for a run in the top of the sixth to tie the game 3-3, with Kyle Whalen reaching on a fielder's choice, and Matthew Murphy banging a double to left to score Kyle. The game ended when the Waves drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the 6th.






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