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TTBC Blue Can’t Hold Off the Dongguan Dragons in the Championship Game

TTBC Blue 3 – 8 Dongguan Dragons

In the championship game of the Dim Sum Invitational, TTBC Blue flexed their power early on, but the Dongguan Dragons rallied late to go on to win 8-3.

"It was a great game for us, the Dragons and the fans." stated Coach Chris Pigott.

TTBC Blue struck first when Adrian Unertl and Ryan Lem hit back-to-back solo shots to go up 2-0 in the first inning—the former hitting a line drive shot over the centerfield wall, while the latter hitting a no-doubter over the construction fence.

"I got every bit of that one," Unertl remarked. "It took off like a missile."

In the 4th inning, Colton Pigott joined the long ball party, crushing his own solo blast to center.

"We were seeing beach balls up there early on," commented Pigott.

However, Dongguan answered back in the bottom of the fourth when they hit a 2-run homer to cut the lead to 3-2. But in the 5th inning, Dongguan broke it open scoring six runs en route to 8-3 victory. 

"We have to tip our caps to them, but we feel our best baseball is still ahead of us," said Coach Chris Unertl. 

TTBC White Falling Short in an Nail Biter Against SAS in the Third-Place Game

TTBC White 3 – 4 Singapore American School

In the third-place game of the Dim Sum Invitational, TTBC White out-hit the Singapore American School Eagles (SAS) on Sunday but came up just short in a 4-3 thriller.

TTBC White received multi-hit efforts from George Rao and George Hosford but left runners on base throughout the game.

"We just couldn't get that one big hit when we needed it," Hosford said after the game. 

SAS drew first blood when they scored a run in the first inning. 

TTBC White answered in the 4th inning when Parker Shapiro delivered an RBI single to tie it up.

"I knew I had to focus because my teammates were counting on me to drive in that run," Parker remarked.

But SAS surged back in front with three runs in the bottom of the 4th inning; led by former TTBC player Blake Yang, with a RBI single and a two-run double from Ryotaro Karaki.

"We could smell blood in the water, and we just wanted to keep the line moving," said Yang.

TTBC White attempted a late rally, getting RBI hits from Rao and Shapiro in the 5th and 6th innings, respectively, to make it 4-3. However, White fell just a tad short, as SAS held on to the lead. 

"We battled today against a tough squad," Rao said. "I'm proud of our effort; we'll learn from this one and be ready to make a run for the title in the next tournament."

Starting pitchers Hosford (TTBC) and Yang (SAS) showed their grit by grinding it out throughout the game, with both pitching 85+ pitches.

"Hats off to both kids for keeping their teams in it," said TTBC White coach Scott Shapiro.

Tournament Hitting Leaders (7 Games Played)

Home Runs:

Adrian U, #9 [TTBC Blue] 4
Ryan L, #8 [TTBC Blue] 4
Ryotaro K, #21 [SAS Eagles] 4
James C, #24 [Dongguan] 4
Henry S, #23 [Dongguan] 3


Colton P, #12 [TTBC Blue] 15
Ryotaro K, #21 [SAS Eagles] 12
Adrian U, #9 [TTBC Blue] 12
Cooper L, #5 [SAS Eagles] 10
Ryan L, #8 [TTBC Blue] 10


Adrian U, #9 [TTBC Blue] 14
Ryotaro K, #21 [SAS Eagles] 12
Colton P, #12 [TTBC Blue] 11
James C, #24 [Dongguan] 11
Oscar Z, #32 [Dongguan] 10