Mar 20, 2009 | Dan Thompson | 169 views
Terriers Wrap Up Florida Trip With Impressive 6 And 3 Record
Boca Raton FL
Hunt, Dailey, McLaren and Nickel sizzle at the plate on final day!
The 2009 edition of the Terriers were looking to win more games than any other during their annual March break trip on Friday. With that incentive in mind they banged out twelve hits versus Jefferson College (NY) en route to a 12-5 thrashing.
In a game that was played under the lights, the Terriers revved up the offense in the top of the second inning when Donovan Latour lead off with a single to right.
He scored two pitches later when Kevin Nickel laced a double off the fence in center field. Kevin would later score on a Jeff Hunt single. The rally continued when Jeff crossed home plate on a Chandler McLaren RBI double that landed on the warning track in right. The Terriers capped the inning on a first and third double steal of home by McLaren. 4-0 Terriers.
Lefty starter Austin Huibers kept the New Yorkers at bay through two innings. He struck out two. Austin would eventually turn the ball over to Jas Rakkar after three innings of work. Jas would strike out seven in his four innings.
Back to the offense...The assault on the Jefferson starter was not even close to being over, as the Terriers added three more runs in the top of the third. Tanner Nivins got it going with an infield single. After stealing second, he crossed on yet another RBI single by Kevin Nickel. Graeme Carey followed with a walk. Both runners advanced on a Jeff Hunt fielders choice and would score after Chandler McLaren scorched a ball down the right field line for two RBIs. 7-0 Terriers.
Jefferson scored two runs in their half of the inning, but the Terriers responded with two of their own in the top of the fourth. Second baseman Graeme Scott was hit by a pitch, advanced on a pass ball, and scored on an RBI single by Joel Stubbs. Donovan Latour picked up his sixth RBI of the week when he cashed Stubbs with a double to left center.
The relentless Terriers offense went back to work again in the fifth. With Carey , McLaren and Scott aboard, shortstop Brandon Dailey rocketed a ball off the fence in left center field, narrowly missing a grand slam, but putting the Terriers ahead 12-5. The sixth and seventh would be scoreless, after Rakkar struck out the final two hitters he faced.
In their nine games, the Terriers recorded 75 hits and score 62 runs. There is still lot's of work ahead however as it's back to indoor workouts before PBLO play begins in early May.