The North Whidbey Major Little League Cubs defended their home turf by throttling Anacortes 17-0 in three innings in the championship game of the Andy Andrade Tournament Friday, June 8.
In Minor League baseball tournament play, the North Whidbey Angels placed second out of nine teams at the Henry Pope Memorial Tournament last week in Langley.
Cubs 17, Anacortes 0
The Cubs scored nine runs in the first inning and eight in the second to put the game away early.
Jake Bryant paced the offense with two hits and three RBI. Tripp Radford added two hits and three runs, and Gabe Reed tallied twice.
While the offense was piling up runs, the Cubs’ pitcher Jake Figarelle limited Anacortes to only one hit; he struck out four and walked one.
“Trevor Sadler caught well and was on base three times,” coach Dan Jenkins said. “Anders Spencer played solid defense at second.”
The Cubs finished the season with an 11-9 record.
“Thank you to all the coaches, parents, players, umpires and NWLL league volunteers for a fun season,” Jenkins said. “It was great to go out with a win after eight seasons coaching Little League.”
South Whidbey 7, Angels 3
The Angels battled through the consolation bracket, winning four of five games to reach the championship contest with the host team.
South Whidbey rallied for five runs in the final inning to earn the tournament title.
The game featured a pitching duel between the Angels’ David Smith and South Whidbey’s Kaisen Parsell.
Smith tossed the first four innings, allowing only two runs while striking out 14.
Parsell pitched a complete game and closed it out with three strikeouts in the sixth inning.
The Angels opened the scoring when Alex Witt singled in the fourth inning and scored on Smith’s triple. Smith then scored on a wild pitch.
South Whidbey responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game.
In the fifth, the Angels’ Oliver Halligan lined a single and worked his way around the bases on a series of passed balls and wild pitches to give the Angels’ a 3-2 lead.
South Whidbey wrapped up the game with five runs in the bottom of the fifth.