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Cambria Little League teams drop close ones

Giants catcher Michael Dubnow had a base hit and drove in a run against the Indians on April 6.
Giants catcher Michael Dubnow had a base hit and drove in a run against the Indians on April 6. Special to The Cambrian

The Cambria Giants’ AAA Little League game against the Morro Bay Athletics was rained out Saturday, April 9, but on Wednesday, April 6, the Giants came very close to their first win of the season.

They lost 7-6 to the Los Osos Indians, but coach Matt Saunders was pleased at how well his team battled in this game.

“Super close game … we just barely dropped it. We showed great toughness and aggressive base running.”

Most of the Giants’ runs were scored because the Indians walked nine Giants. Michael Dubnow had a hit, walked and drove in a run for the Giants.

The next home game for the Giants will be at 10 a.m. April 16 against the Dodgers at Leffingwell Field on the Coast Union campus.

Los Osos 11, Reds 7

After being tagged for a lopsided loss at the hands of the Los Osos Marlins on April 5, the Cambria Reds took on the Marlins again Saturday April 9, and lost 11-7, but coach Gary Stephenson said his team played an “outstanding game” notwithstanding the final score.

Zack Stephenson, Nate Markham and Anhase Martin pitched effectively for the Reds, and the score was tied 6-6 in the fifth inning. But the Marlins broke through for five runs and the Reds could only answer with one of their own and went down by four runs.

On defense for the Reds, Martin made a great play at third and Riley Volz dug the throw out at first; Emi Pena and Caden Kennedy made terrific plays, as well.

The Reds will be at home at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, for a rematch with the Marlins.

Special to The Cambrian.

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