Sep 25, 2009 | Dan Thompson | 220 views
Sr's Sweep Saturday In Long Island
Yaphank, NY - The Terriers won both their games at the Blue Chip Prospects tournament in Long Island, Saturday afternoon.
Game one, a 5-4 nail biter over the North Shore Royals (NY), was pieced together with pitching from Austin Huibers, Roberto Suppa and Matt Betts.
The game was a back and fourth affair, with both teams trading two runs each in the second inning. The Royals took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of third, after Blair Gignac had lead the top half of the inning off with a bunt single and later came around to score. The Terriers tied the game in the sixth after Christian Fearon rounded the bases. He had three hits and an RBI in this one. The winning run came courtesy of Brian Doran in the top of the seventh after he had lead the inning off by being hit by a pitch, advancing on a Adam Godo walk and a Simon Clarke single. Matt Betts slammed the door in the bottom half of the inning to secure the victory.
In game two versus Frozen Ropes Baseball Academy (NJ) the Terriers prevailed with a 5-2 win. Catcher Jordan Mountford led the way offensively with three clutch RBIs on two doubles. Simon Clarke, Graham Tebbit, Mattingly Romanin and Shawn Marshall also had base hits in this hard fought game.
Lefty Billy Ralston would go four strong innings allowing just two hits while striking out seven. Lucas Scocchia cruised the rest of the way with his three innings of work. The game was highlighted by several excellent defensive plays by scrappy second baseman Shawn Marshall.
The marathon tournament continues Sunday, with the Terriers up at 12:45 pm.