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Swanner, Franks combine on 1-hitter as Rays rout Braves

Jonah Swanner and Jesse Franks teamed on a one-hitter as the Rays rolled past the Braves 11-1 in Tri-City Little League action Saturday.

Swanner struck out 13 and walked three in 4 2/3 innings. Franks struck out two in 1 1/3 hitless innings.

Brayden Blakley had three hits for the Rays, including a triple. Franks added three singles. Swanner had two inside-the-park homers. DeShaun Smith contributed a single.

Braxton Jarvis doubled for the only hit by the Braves.

Hunter Cornett, Evan Bowling and Jarvis shared mound duty.


West, Howard power Yanks to a 6-5 victory over Giants

Tristan West had a double and single to lead the Yankees over the Giants 6-5 in Harlan Little League action.

Tucker Ball added a triple for the Yankees. Jake Brewer, Noah Brewer and Carter Howard had one single each.

Howard struck out 13 and walked one as he gave up four unearned runs over 4 2/3 innings. Noah Brewer struck out three and walked five in 1 1/3 innings.

Nate Montanaro led the Giants with a double and singles. Vincent Smith added a double.

Tristan Cooper struck out 13 and walked two as he gave up four runs on two hits in 4 2/3 innings. Dylan Cox recorded the final two outs with two strikeouts and one walk.

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