The Cambria Giants took it on the chin Saturday, April 16, against the Los Osos Dodgers, losing 15-5 on the Leffingwell playing field. But coach Matt Saunders pointed out that the Giants were short five key players and were playing a tough team in the Dodgers.
“The kids hung tough and really worked hard the entire game,” Saunders said.
Charlie Lyman, the youngest player on the team and just up from T-ball, walked twice and scored his first run in Little League. Alex De Alba and Daniel Stoothoff also scored runs, and Robert Saunders scored twice for the Giants. Saunders also pitched, striking out five batters, walking two and giving up seven hits.
The next Giants’ home game is Wednesday, April 27, against the Morro Bay Athletics at 5 p.m.
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On Saturday, April 16, the Cambria Reds ran up against another Little League team from a substantially larger community than Cambria — Nipomo — and even though the Reds lost, 14-4, Coach Gary Stephenson said his team “did a good job.”
Zach Stephenson pitched two effective innings, followed by two well-pitched frames by Nate Markham. The score was 4-4 in the fifth inning, but Nipomo came up with 10 runs in the fifth and sixth innings, and the Reds couldn’t match those numbers.
“For a young team we did a good job holding a much older and stronger team,” Stephenson said.
Meanwhile, the Reds played at home Tuesday, April 19, against the Los Osos Marlins.
Special to The Cambrian.