Sunday Jun 10 2012
Folsom American Twins win Major division over Angels
By: Brett Ransford/Telegraph Correspondent
Improve to 30-0 on the season
The Twins continued their impressive run on Saturday, defeating the Angels 5-2 for the Folsom American Little League Major Division Championship. The Twins starting pitcher, Hayden Schultz, took the bump in the first start of his young career and improved his team to an unbelievable 30-0 on the season. With TOC?s around the corner for the Twins, and facing a formidable Woodcreek Little League opponent, Schultz said he?d pitch again if called upon. ?It just feels amazing to go undefeated the whole season,? Schultz said. ?I was more worried about them hitting off of me than losing the game, because this was my first start. I?m not a starter. I was just trying to get it done.? Schultz?s first was start successfully held the Angels to two runs, one earned, on three hits while striking out eight. It would be unlikely to assume it was his last start. In run support, the Twins took a 2-0 lead in the second inning and never relinquished control. Leading the offensive rally was Christian Fiori, who was somewhat of an inspirational story among an already successful team. ?I knew if I didn?t get that hit we would have lost, maybe,? Fiori said. After joining the team in the last month, Fiori entered the Folsom American Major Championship game in the third inning and broke a one-run game open, again. His RBI groundout was his second run driven in, going 1-of-2 with two RBIs after sitting the first two innings. ?This team is blessed with good chemistry,? said Twins Manager Scott Quesada. ?We had dedication from kids and parents, where guys come to practice and they come to play. Everybody prioritizes this team and it?s been great.? The Angels challenged the 29-0 Twins, scoring both runs in the third inning on an error and funky infield RBI play. The task is now passed onto the Woodcreek B team, the Major Royals, who finished in second place overall to the Major Padres. Major TOC?s begin Saturday. The Twins will host at least their first game of the tournament.