Register Staff Report
The Roberts Insurance Dodgers claimed the Richmond Little League Minor League National Division title Sunday with a convincing 18-2 win over the Total Comfort Reds.
Dodger pitchers Aiden Carter and Braeden Ray limited the Reds to only two hits on the day. Carter started and went three innings to pick up the win, while Ray pitched the final two innings for the save.
Reds starter Carter Ruffner pitched 2 2/3 innings and took the loss. Austin Bowen pitched 2 1/3 innings in relief.
The game was close through the first two innings. The Dodgers got two runs to open the first inning only to see the Reds come back with two runs of their own to tie the game at 2-2.
The Dodgers took the lead for good with a pair of runs in the second inning, then blew the game open in the third.
Using some timely hitting and taking advantage of several Reds errors, the Dodgers scored nine runs and stretch their lead to 13-2. They rounded out the scoring with three more in the fourth and two in the fifth to cruise to the win.
Carter and Selicity Broaddus lead the way at the plate with five hits apiece. Selicity Broaddus had three singles, a double and a triple and scored three runs, while Carter had five singles and four runs scored.
Ray finished with three singles and an inside-the-park home-run. He also scored four more runs.
Landen Broaddus had three singles and scored two runs for the Dodgers, Mason Campbell had a single and double and one run scored, Brett Wilson had a single and double, Zach Hess had a single and double and one run scored, Hayden Wasch had a double and scored a run and Alex Echeverria had a walk and a run scored.
For the Reds, Thomas Luxon picked up a double and Brady Masters had the only other hit, a single.
Bryce Snapp was hit by a pitch and walked and scored a run, while Ruffner had two walks and the other Reds run.