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Little League Spotlight – Marlins remain top ‘fish’ in small pond

    Bizzies Marlins Front Row, L-R: Donnie Curd, Hank Sauer, Anthony Hall, Christopher Nelson, Tanner Putman, Connor Stout and Matthew Moses. Second Row, L-R: Coach Jody Putman, Daniel Stout, John Stout, Adam Sauer, Zackery Parsons, Seth Condor and Coach Gary Woodard. Bizzies Marlins
    Front Row, L-R: Donnie Curd, Hank Sauer, Anthony Hall, Christopher Nelson, Tanner Putman, Connor Stout and Matthew Moses. Second Row, L-R: Coach Jody Putman, Daniel Stout, John Stout, Adam Sauer, Zackery Parsons, Seth Condor and Coach Gary Woodard.

By Tim Chambers

For three years the Dodgers have ruled the roost in Little League play but that’s not the case in 2016. One team continues to wear the “big fish tag” as the first place squad but all that could change again this weekend.
Coach Gary Woodard’s Bizzies’ Marlins blasted the Angels 12-2 on Thursday to run their season record to 6-1. They have a one game lead over the Angels who will clash again on Saturday at 1 pm.
The Marlins rode the outstanding pitching performances of Zack Parsons and Seth Condor to pull out the win on Thursday.
The pitching was the only bright spot of that night. Condor blasted a homerun while Parsons and Hall had key base hits.
Manager Gary Woodward was pleased with his team’s play.
“We have 11 players on the team and all of them are contributing,” said Woodard. “The kids have practiced hard and they’ve pulled together. They’re doing what it takes to win. Our defense had been good over the last several games. I’m hoping we can keep it up.”
Tanner Putman and Hall have pitched well in addition to Parsons and Condor. Donnie Curd, Hank Sauer, Christopher Nelson, Connor Stout, Matthew Moses, Daniel Stout and John Stout have all made their presence felt, too.
We’ve been very solid in the outfield and the kids are starting to put the ball in play,” added Woodard. “These kids have gotten better each time out.”