TTBC Eagles 12U Victorious Over the ABC Dodgers 12U Team in a 13-6 Win

In the semi-finals of the 2024 BAHKC Youth League, the top-seeded TTBC 12U Eagles soared to victory on Sunday, downing the ABC Dodgers 13-6 in a thrilling comeback! Trailing by as many as four runs early, the Eagles found their wings and swooped past the bewildered Dodgers.

Kachin “the King” Parich reigned supreme at the plate, going a perfect three-for-three with a first-inning double and two singles in the second and third. Kachin was a thorn in the Dodgers’ side all afternoon at the plate and moving defensively around the diamond.

Colton “the Cannon” Pigott

The Dodgers drew first blood in the top of the first with three runs. TTBC only managed one run in the bottom of the first, and the Dodgers extended their lead in the second with two more runs.

Down 5-1 in the bottom of the second inning, the Eagles emerged from their nest and unleashed their fury, scoring six runs on three hits to take the lead 7-5.

Saul “the Sultan of Swat” Friedman and “Hammerin’ Hank” Carango each blasted in three runs, while “King” Kachin added another RBI.

Saul Friedman Hitting an Infield Single

Natalie “No Doubt About It” Wang came into the game in the 3rd and immediately made her presence felt by driving two teammates home with a clutch single.

On the mound, Colton “The Cannon” Pigott stifled the Dodgers’ bats for one and two-thirds while fanning four. Guillaume “The Guillotine” Hollingsworth then came on in relief for the Eagles, rescuing Colton and slamming the door shut on any hope of a Dodger comeback.

The base paths were a blur of feathers as the Eagles swiped bases led by George “Catch Me If You Can” Rao (5)and Saul(4), with Henry, Kachin, Guillaume, and Nicky “Lightning Legs” Artman each stealing 2 bags each. The Eagles racked up a whopping 19 stolen bases, leaving the Dodgers unable to dodge defeat.

Guillaume “The Guillotine” Hollingsworth

With this win, the TTBC Eagles punched their tickets into the finals in the double elimination playoffs, proving that even when down by four, they can take flight and leave their opponents cawing in defeat. The Dodgers, meanwhile, are left scratching their heads and wondering how to clip the wings of these unstoppable birds. Maybe they could have used Shohei?