There's nothing like Opening Day.
Griffin Suppa and Nick Hussey combined for 12 strikeouts in the United Refining's 6-3 Boys Minors victory over Inscale Architects. Jackson Knupp doubled and had a three-run homer for Inscale.
In Boys Majors action, Austyn Cummings had a triple and grand slam, helping American Legion to a 14-0 victory over D&I Silica. Sam Hoover also had a big night at the plate with two doubles and a triple.
Times Observer photo by Jonathan McAfoos
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Cornerstone’s Owen Balas rakes a base hit during a Boys Majors Little League game against Truck Lite Monday at the Farm Colony Complex in North Warren. Monday was the opening night of games for the 2013 Little League season.
In Girls Minors play, Alexis Nyquist had a two-run home run down the right-field line and scored three runs in Animalistics Outdoors' 13-6 season-opening Girls Minors win over John Anderson Construction on Monday in North Warren.
Shelby Kuzminski and Madison Stevenson each had a hit and scored twice for Animalistics, which got eight combined strikeouts from Jordan Sitler and Taylor Childress. Sitler accounted for a double play from the mound.
For Anderson Construction, Mallorie Baumgrotz struck out nine in three innings, and added a ringing hit, and Olivia English struck out four in two innings.
Animalistics Outdoors 403 15 - 13 3
Anderson Construction 202 11 - 6 1
HR-Alexis Nyquist (A). WP-Jordan Sitler. Save-Taylor Childress.
Whirley Drinkworks 321 0 - 6 2
Inscale Architects 010 5 - 6 3
Inscale Architects 000 003 - 3 4
United Refining 200 40x - 6 5
2bJackson Knupp (I), Lance Baldensperger (I). HRKnupp (I). WPGriffin Suppa.
American Legion 257 - 14
D&I Silica 000 - 0
2bSam Hoover (A) 2. 3bHoover (A), Austyn Cummings (A). HRCummings (A), grand slam. WPDale Sheets.
Truck Lite 3(10)3 0 - 16 5
Cornerstone 002 0 - 2 3
2bAndrew Beyer (T). WPNick Smelko.
Jena Wilson, Bradyn Wilson and Marissa Grubbs had hits for Inscale Architects, which scored five runs in the fourth to tie its shortened game with Whirley in Girls Minors. Grubbs and Andrea Sveda combined for five K's in four innings for Inscale, and Alex Neureiter had six strikoeuts in three innings pitched for Whirley. Neureiter and Nevea Hamilton had Whirley's hits.
Here is a complete rundown of Monday's games as reported to the Times Observer: