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Dodgers' Six-run Sixth Nips Angels, 12-11

May 3, 2007 — The Dodgers scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth and final inning to beat the Angels, 12-11, Wednesday night in an Elmo Plaskett Little League East midweek game at D.C. Canegata ballpark.
The Angels, who had seemingly put the game out of reach in the top of the sixth by scoring three runs for an 11-5 lead, could only watch as timely hitting and a bit of wildness by their pitchers allowed the Dodgers to complete their huge comeback.
Batting first, the Angels got on the board right away with two runs on a two-run single off the bat of Lakeshaun Graham. The Dodgers answered with one run on Jakyl John’s RBI single, to trail 2-1.
After a scoreless second, the Angels plated three runs in the top of the third to extend their lead to 5-1. The Dodgers, who could only muster one run in the bottom of the inning, on a bases-loaded walk drawn by Jahshawn Graham, now trailed 5-2 at the end of three.
A two-run home run in the top of the fourth by Selwin Gonzales extended the Angels' lead to 7-2. The Dodgers had no answer in their half of the inning.
The Angels lead was 8-2 after an RBI single by Evanson Matthew in the top of the fifth, but the Dodgers began their comeback in the bottom of the inning, erupting for four runs. The scoring came on an RBI triple by Reneah Guzman, an RBI single by Germaine Graham, and two costly Angels miscues to make it 8-6 heading into the last inning.
The Angels picked up three runs in the top of the sixth for what seemed like an insurmountable 11-6 lead.
The Dodgers had other ideas, however, as they rallied for six runs on two-run singles by Guzman and JaVaugh Charles, an RBI single by Jahshawn Graham and the game winner, scored from third by DeOndre Simmonds, on a wild pitch to complete the come-from-behind victory.
Raheem Richardson picked up the win in relief of Dodgers starter Guzman, while Aleem Tyson got the loss for the Angels.
Leading the Dodgers offensive attack were Guzman (2-for-5 with three RBIs), Germaine Graham (2-for-3 with one RBI) and Jahshawn Graham (1-for-2 with one RBI). For the Angels, Lakeshaun Graham was 4-for-4 with three RBIs, Gonzales went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Acevedo was 2-for-4 with one RBI.
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