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Morgan Smith's two-run bomb in the top of the third set a winning table for La Verne all night long.
GLENDORA, Calif., June 23, 2017 — La Verne catcher Morgan Smith, according to consensus opinion, including his own, had the best game of his young life in helping his teammates defeat a tough Glendora American squad, 7-2, on Friday night in Glendora.   With the score deadlocked in the top of third, 0-0, Smith blasted […]
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LA VERNE, Calif., June 1, 2017 — On a cool night at the Kirk B. Johnson Memorial Pelota Park in La Verne, the Major Division Atlanta Braves proved they just might be the hottest team in the playoffs, defeating the always-tough Cardinals, 13-8, on Wednesday night.   The Braves got out of the box early […]
Depending on which side of the stands you were sitting in, the Pirates won a nail-biter, 4-3, or the Dodgers lost a heartbreaker, 4-3.   Of the full slate of playoff games this week at Pelota Park, this contest may have been the best, because the closeness of the contest was so unexpected. Entering the game, the […]
As far as the Atlanta Braves of the La Verne Little League Major Division are concerned, the playoffs represent a whole new season and a fresh start toward reaching their true potential.   With that attitude, they went out and delivered their best baseball diamond performance of the year, routing the higher-seeded Red Sox, 20-3. […]
LA VERNE, Calif., May 22, 2017 — The Chicago White Sox scored late and often to defeat the Nationals, 14-5, on the opening night of the La Verne Little League Major Division playoffs at Pelota Park in La Verne. The game, however, was played under protest by the Nationals when the umpires ruled  in the […]
LA VERNE, May 18, 2017 — Baseball is a funny game. After the Cardinals whitewashed the Nationals by the stratospheric score of 31-0 in the opening game of their doubleheader on Wednesday night at Pelota Park, the Nats turned the tables in the nightcap by defeating the Cards 9-5, earning a split of the two […]
  The Chicago White Sox continued their late-season winning streak by prevailing against the Baltimore Orioles in a Tuesday evening contest at Kirk B. Johnson Memorial Pelota Park.  In the top of the first, the visiting Orioles scored the game’s first run on a two-out double by Andrew Alva, who eventually came around to score on […]
Pitching phenom Matthew Bustos recorded 16 strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings and also went three-for-three at the plate, including an RBI double to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles at the Kirk B. Johnson Little League Park in La Verne on Saturday night. The Red Sox would need […]
Under a sultry, Santa Ana-wind-swept sky, the Major Division St. Louis Cardinals upended the previously undefeated Pittsburg Pirates, 9-6, paced by two triples and three RBIs from Gabriel Granados, a two-run homer by Tyler Holley and a solo shot from Morgan Smith. The score was knotted at 2-2 until the top of the third when […]
In the major division, the Pittsburg Pirates remained undefeated (4-0) with a come-from-behind 7-6 victory over the Chicago White Sox, keyed by a screaming down-the-line double by Nolan Smith in the bottom of the fifth. Smith’s RBI double plated two runners, and he eventually came in on a wild pitch for the difference-maker. For some […]