The Lemon Grove Senior League All-Stars are burning up the field as they fight it out for the Western Regional title. The baseball team took a wicked 18-1 win in Game 1 against Montana yesterday at Jay Littleton Ballpark in Ontario, CA.
The All-Stars scored the 18 runs in five innings, and the game was ended on the mercy rule, according to David Doane of the Lemon Grove Little League.
Winning pitcher Frankie Nunez was relieved by Brandon Weed and James Kelly, and Ray Peterson had a big game with the bat, Doane said.
Doane also noted that all pitchers had pitch counts under 40 pitches, which allows them to pitch with only one day of rest.
Check the LGLL website for a KUSI video clip of the team's win.
The go up against Arizona at 6 p.m. Thursday.
To help the guys while they're on the road, a fundraiser will be held all day Wednesday at Coop’s West Texas Barbeque. To benefit the team’s journey to the Senior League Baseball World Series, the restaurant—which enjoys high ratings on Yelp and was recently featured as a stop on the exclusive —is donating 25 percent of the day's proceeds to the Lemon Grove Little League.
, 2625 Lemon Grove Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and also takes call-in to-go orders. Give them a ring at 619-589-0478.
And a car wash fundraiser will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at , 1415 Skyline Drive.
Here’s a look at the team’s upcoming schedule:
Southern California (LG) vs. Arizona
Thursday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m.
Southern California (LG) vs. Nevada
Friday, Aug. 3, 3 p.m.
Southern California (LG) vs. Hawaii
Sunday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m.
Games are played at Jay Littleton Ballpark in Ontario, CA. (Check the media box for the bracket.)
The World Series will be held Aug. 11-18 in Bangor, ME.