Culver City ace right hander Andy Perez was on his game, throwing a complete six inning game in just 70 pitches. Perez dominated, striking out nine, allowing just three infield singles, and didn’t walk a batter. Ladera did not get a runner past first base in the game.
On the offensive side, Culver City started slow, failing to score in the first three innings. Culver City broke out for five runs in the top of the fifth, as Perez and Martin Lucero each hit mammoth home runs. Third baseman Travers Tobis belted a double off the left field wall, as did center fielder Tommy Peacock. Culver City scored a single run in the fifth on a Devin Hayden double off the top of the right field wall.
Culver City next plays on Monday, July 6 against the winner of the Beverly Hills v. Malibu game. Monday’s game is at 5:00 pm at North Venice Little League.
– Scott Zeidman