May 03, 2009 | Dan Thompson | 234 views
16U Terriers Sweep Ottawa Canadians
In their first series of the 2009 PBLO season, the Jr. Terriers started the year off with 4 wins.
Game one starter, Roberto Suppa, had a decent outing with 6K's and only one earned run before handing the ball over to Ronnie Breutigam who slammed the door. Offensively, Brendan Hutchings had two doubles in the 7-3 win.
In game two, Lucas Scocchia lit up the radar gun for 5 solid innings striking out 11 with only one walk allowing no hits.
Alex Halayko struck out three more Canadians in his two innings of work for a combined 14 strikeouts and only one hit between the two hurlers. The bats were hot right out of the gate putting up 3 runs in the first inning on route to an 8-O victory. Cole Peragine, Breutigam and Blair Gignac had multiple hits to lead the offensive attack.
In Game 3 with the Jr. Terriers down 3-2, Cole Peragine made a spectacular diving catch at shortstop to end the 6th then stepped up to the plate in the top of the 7th and launched a clutch two out double to tie the game. After an intentional walk to Hutchings, Scocchia towered a ball off the left center wall scoring two more. Catcher Adam Godo hit a seed right back up the middle to complete the four run 7th inning come back. Brian Doran started on the mound keeping the game in reach followed by Breutigam who shut the door for the 6-3 W.
In the last game of the series, Matty Faulkner pitched 6 strong innings with 5K's. Breutigam and catcher Garnet Henrich each had two hits. An overall balanced offense lead to the 8-2 victory and the series sweep.
Next up for the 16U Terriers is Tuesday night against the London Badgers.