Island Paving in paradise as Little League starts

Little League action has resumed
and FCIB started its 2010 season with a great game against Appleby. Its first
inning contained some great base running from Kayla Watler, while its last
batter, Justin Hastings, brought the team home with a fantastic home run.

Kace Archuleta and Jayden Crisp
performed well together at pitcher and first base, respectively.

In the second inning, Brandon
Jackson and Andrew Hastings swung hard and cracked the ball far out into the
outfield.

Game over and it was time for the
relay, where Blake Burke and Darius Williams thundered around the bases.

Game 2 saw FCIB at home against KM
Ltd. Andrew Hastings demonstrated some good fielding skills at second base in
the first inning, while Nathan Balon made some good accurate throws from
shortstop. 

Eva Muspratt led off the bottom of
the first with a good hit to the outfield, as did Austin Ziemniak and Nicardo
McIntosh.

In the second inning, Brandon
Jackson and Kayla Watler combined well at pitcher and first base, respectively,
and Blake Burke fielded well in the outfield. Justin Hastings ended the game as
last batter with a good hit and some determined base running.

Julian Menko and Giovanni Foster
each homered and Mark Chow and Jonah Pierce added clutch hits to lead Island
Paving over Butterfield in a Single-A practice game last Friday night.

Island Paving scored four runs
apiece in the second and third innings to pull ahead, highlighted by Pierce’s
RBI single and Foster’s inside-the-park homer. Chow and Foster also pitched for
Butterfield, giving up only two runs in three innings combined. Dane Muspratt
closed the game at pitcher for Island Paving and was involved in two
outstanding and exciting fielding plays.

Butterfield scored two runs in the
top of the first inning and two in the fourth. Joshua Whittaker was
Butterfield’s player of the game, as he made an impressive pop-up catch at
shortstop. Other individual highlights included an attempted steal of home by
Daniel Webster and an RBI double by Matthew Whorms. Island Paving won 10-4.

Pitcher Zach Scott threw an opening
day masterpiece as Paint Pros easily handled Home Gas in Double-AA action
Tuesday night. “There is only one thing to say, and that is wow!” Home Gas
coach Dayne Brady said. “Zach Scott was overpowering, and the Home Gas team
could not touch him.

“Zach has been nursing a sore
shoulder from last season, but what a way to make a statement on how his
shoulder is now!” Pitcher Mathew Guitard was player of the game for Home Gas
with two hits and two runs scored as Paint Pros won 18-2.

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