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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: Saud Boujarwah led KEO Dodgers with 9 strike-outs and a complete game no-hitter for his side to continue on their three-game streak, handing the ASAR Pirates their first defeat of the season over the weekend at the Kuwait Little League (KLL) Baseball and Softball Winter Season games played at the Hunting & Equestrian Club, Subhan. It was a lovely cool Friday at the KLL fields with many exciting games played. Every division played with gusto. In the T-ball division the NBK Rays played an excellent game against the Al Atraf Blue Jays. An outstanding effort was made by Rays’ players Ali Al Ghareeb, Finnley Callaway and Nasser Ahmadi. All three have shown a great amount of improvement as the season has progressed. Ali who has been hitting the ball extremely well, has also started throwing the baseball with proper form with Nasser doing a great job of leading the team on defense.  In the other game in the T-ball division, Tamimi Tigers played the BioConservacion Reds with great fun to be had by all. 

In the Majors2 Division, Keifan Indians played a great game to defeat a very strong Fluor Cubs.  The second game in the division was between the Pirates and the Agility Red Sox.  The Majors2 Pirates had a wonderful game against the very strong Fluor Cubs.  The starting pitcher was Nowaf Al Muzaini, who gave up two runs but held the Fluor Cubs until Rakan Al Muzaini came in to pitch.  By the end of the 3rd inning the score was 6 to 1 with the Cubs in the lead.  The Pirates did not give up!  They came back to win by a score of 7 to 6, with OmAhuja closing the game pitching.  Meanwhile, Gloria Jean’s Coffees A’s- squad held off a valiant comeback from Denise Bakery Cardinals in a Majors division game to win by 9-8. They were helped by three strong innings from Logan Roberts. Karan came in for the relief and was able to close the game for the A’s in a nail biting finish. 

On the other hand, Taco Bell Yankees had a great day over the Gloria Jean’s Coffees Braves, finishing with a final score of 14-10.  The Yankees really pulled together and all of the hard work done as a team has finally produced some success.  Mya Morton was the outstanding home run champ as well as Arianna Qabazard.  Sara Alwagfi and Dana Althafiri worked together and provided great pitching.  Way to go Yankees! shouts the coach from the sidelines.   In the second game of the division, the Police Eyewear Red Sox played Mimar Cardinals.  The Red Sox were too hot for the Cardinals over the weekend, defeating them in a close game.

Also, KEO Dodgers played ASAR Pirates, where they dominated the showdown between the two undefeated senior league teams on the strength of a complete game no-hitter by Saud Boujarwah. He had 9 strikeouts and no walks.  Khalid Al Azmi was 2-2 with two runs scored, Dennis Fer was 2-3 with 2 RBI, and Saud Boujarwah (2B, 2 R), Hassan Sakkez, Fadi Al Shoufi (2 RBI, 2R), J Seo (2 RBI), Sashin Palliam, and Cameron Howard each had one base hit.  Jacob Dorion scored 2 runs on a walk and HBP.
In the second game of the division, Selem Mets battled the Vitamin Red Sox.  It was a game of good defense and offense with neither team being able to take the lead and the game ended in a tie.

Below are updated team standings in the various divisions:

Rank    Team    W    L    T
1.    Aguilas    2    1    0
2.    Rays    2    1    0
3.    Jays    1    2     0
4.    Reds    1    2    0

Rank    Team    W    L    T
1.    Indians    3    0    0
2.    Cubs    2    1    0
3.    Pirates    1    2     0
4.    Red Sox     0    3    0

Rank    Team    W    L    T
1.    Reds    3    0    0     
2.    A’s    2    1     0
3.    Cardinals     1    2     0
4.    Red Sox    0    3    0

Rank    Team    W    L    T
1.    Cardinals    2    1    0
2.    Red Sox    2    1     0
3.    Braves    1    2     0
4.    Yankees    1    2    0

Rank    Team    W    L    T
1.    Dodgers    3    0    0
2.    Pirates    2    1    0
3.    Mets    0    2    1
4.    Red Sox     0    2    1

By Iddris Seidu
Arab Times Staff

By: Iddris Seidu

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