Hickory's Travis Demeritte shows impressive bat speed to lead league in home runs

...batting practice and the sound will emanate throughout minor league ballparks from perhaps an unlikely source.Hickory second baseman Travis Demeritte is listed at 6 feet, 178 pounds. He's wiry but doesn't have much room to grow.While fellow...

Hickory Crawdads get big hit from Travis Demeritte to beat Augusta GreenJackets

The power in Hickory second baseman Travis Demeritte's quick bat had yet to show in his first career trip to Lake Olmstead Stadium.That changed in the biggest...

Braves complete sweep of A's

...Coco Crisp's fly ball to left field.Oakland's Jonny Gomes raced to second with one out in the sixth when rookie second baseman Gosselin dropped his pop fly in shallow right field for an error. Donaldson and Derek Norris then looked at called...

Las Vegas uses long ball to rout Chicago at Little League World Series

...the game tied at 5, Kamata hit a slow ground ball up the middle that escaped the reach of Mexico's shortstop and second baseman and made the score 7-5.Japan added two more in the inning and Mexico could not respond, going down in order in...

Female pitcher throws two-hit shutout in Little League World Series

...Japan scored in the top of the third inning on Suguru Kanamori's single after Taro Hashiguchi reached third on second baseman Greybell Salom's throwing error.Jorge Cabrera pitched a complete game for the Venezuelan team from Maracaibo.

Slumping Braves fall to Dodgers again

...run on Yasiel Puig's grounder to third.Matt Kemp hit a little blooper to right that just got over the glove of second baseman Tommy La Stella, bringing home Crawford.That was enough for the Dodgers.Mike Minor (4-8) matched his longest...

Lady Bears use big inning to win first softball game of the season

...succeed."The biggest thing for us is we have to play defense and tonight we played defense," he said.Sophomore second baseman Kiara Lee kept Lakeside in the game, pounding out three of the team's four hits off winning pitcher Aubrey Mallard...

Kevin Correia baffles Braves in debut for Dodgers

...Turner's groundout drove in a run on a ball that could've been a double play, but was bobbled by second baseman Emilio Bonifacio.Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella strained his right hamstring in the second inning and left the game.Pena took...

Wood, Braves take series from Nationals

...Freeman's double-play grounder sent Bonifacio to third. Bonifacio took off for the plate on Heyward's grounder to second baseman Danny Espinosa. LaRoche broke for the grounder, leaving first base uncovered because Gonzalez started running for...

Braves score six runs in third to get the best of Padres

...disabled list on Monday because of a sore left knee. Second baseman Jedd Gyorko will come off the disabled list.Gyorko...since June 4 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Second baseman Brooks Conrad will be optioned to Triple-A El Paso...