The 2017 YAO Babe Ruth Division Year Old’s League Season opened up this weekend with a Double header.
Cubs 5 Marlins 3
The Cubs defeated Marlins thanks to a strong pitching by Riley Rego and Sam Resnik. Resnik led all pitchers with 6 strikeouts and no walks over 3 innings, while Micaiah Furbert led the Marlins with 5 strikeouts.
The Marlins took the lead in the first inning, however the Cubs came back and took the lead for good with three runs in the first inning. Liam McCue, Jaden Malpas and Rego each drove in one run to lead the Cubs.
The Marlins collected seven hits, Daniel Exell and Billy Montgomery each collected multiple hits for Marlins.
Angels 5 Cubs 4
This game came down to the last play, but the Cubs was on the wrong end of a 5-4 defeat to Angels.
The game was tied at four with Angels batting in the bottom of the sixth when Ingelman Matt singled off of Liam McCue, driving in the winning run.
Kaelin Paynter and McCue battled back in fourth in the final innings, with Paynter striking out 4 and McCue striking out 7.