KFC, Citizens prevail in American League action

from staff reports


   Michah Cates and Sam Adams dented two hits apiece to back the effective pitching of Chris Triplett as Kentucky Fried Chicken rolled to a 10-2 victory over A-1 Auto in Monday's American Little League play.
   Triplett allowed a first-inning run to A-1 leadoff man Justin Nave, who started the game with a single, but hunkered down from that point on.
   While Cates had a double in his output, Jacques Romain tripled and tallied a pair of runs for KFC, which scored in every inning except the sixth.
   Aaron Taylor put together a nice effort for A-1, collecting a pair of doubles. Nave had two hits, including a two-bagger, and Jordan Taylor banged out a double of his own.
   Citizens Bank 3
   Cline-Holder 1
   With Jeremy Hall hurling a two-hitter and striking out 15 batters, the Bankers were able to withstand a two-hitter by Cline-Holder pitcher Cody Marley.
   A Brandon Cole double and a Cline-Holder error enabled Citizens to grab a 2-0 first-inning lead, which Hall made stand up with a strong performance.
   The Bankers only had two hits, with Cole getting both, as Marley did an excellent good job on the mound, recording 14 strikeouts.
   Jeremy Sommers tripled and scored for Cline-Holder. Marley chipped in a single.