By Tom Price Jr.
There is domination and then there is the Lindsay "Fire" Little League team.
On June 25 the team sponsored by the Lindsay Volunteer Fire Department beat the Twitty Bookkeeping team 11-5 to secure its second consecutive undefeated season. In two years Fire has racked up 22 wins, this year taking the league title by four games.
In completing their perfect season Fire was boosted by a first inning homerun off the bat of starting pitcher Donovan Castro. Castro would later add a double and a single.
Twitty would fire back with three runs in the top of the second only to watch the Fire score two more and begin to pull away. The fire secured their 10th win of the season in the fourth inning cashing in on hits from Castro, Angel Diaz, Miseall Villareal, Gabriel Mendoza and Hector Duran. Five runs later the score was 11-3 and the Fire were six outs away from the undefeated season.
Eddie Anaya refused to go quietly for Twitty however, launching a home run to center field off Diaz who took the mound for the first time this season. Three batters later Isaha Felix hit a home run to right field, but it was too little too late for Twitty who were retired in order in the sixth inning.
Four players, Castro, Diaz, Villareal and Robert Soria form the core of the team as returnees from last year's 12-0 squad.
The final Lindsay Major League standings have the Law Dawgs (6-4) finishing second, Orange Belt Supply (5-5) in third and Twitty Bookkeeping (0-10) in fourth place.