Sep 18, 2010 | Dan Thompson | 347 views
Jr. Terriers Finish 3-1 At Baseball Heaven
The 16U Terriers traveled to Long Island, NY this weekend to take part in the Northeast Elite Blue Chip Prospects Tournament and came away with a 3-1 record.
After practicing at NCAA D1 Stony Brook University on Friday afternoon, the Dogs took on the Smithville Bulls in a tune up game, winning 7-3. Kyle Thalheimer led the way offensively going 3 for 3 with 3 RBI. Zach Choy also had a big night at the plate with 2 hits including a double and a sac bunt that would eventually plate 2 runners.
Hee Do kim, Cal Murphy, Tyler Hardie, Jake Gerovac, and Brock Beirness all chipped in with hits of their own. Wes Siekris, Nick Wideman, Jake Gerovac and Logan Stewart combined to limit the Bulls to 3 runs.
Saturday morning saw the Terriers open the tournament with a win against the Long Island Titans. Wideman was the offensive leader in this one with 2 hits and 3 RBI. Kim, Hardie, Choy and Thalheimer had singles of their own. Beirness got the start on the mound and went 5 1/3 innings striking out six while allowing just 1 hit. Stewart got the final 2 outs to preserve the 5-1 win.
Saturday afternoon was the only blemish on the Terriers record, losing a 7-6 battle against the Virginia based Prospects Stars. Trailing 7-2 heading into the 7th inning, the Terriers offense went on an attack, putting up 4 runs on 3 hits including ground rule doubles by Hardie and Choy. Stewart, Beirness and Tyler Young had an RBI each. On the mound Ryan Grant and Siekris had 3 strikeouts a piece.
On Sunday morning the Terriers went up against the Long Island Barnstormers and walked away with an 8-3 victory. Justin Carroll got the start and gave up 1 hit in 2 innings of work. Owen Stubberfield came on in relief and took the win. The Terriers offense put 2 runs on the board in the home half of the first inning courtesy of a Kim lead off single and a Pat Coughlin double down the left field line. The Juniors would plate 3 more in the third, 2 in the fourth and one in the fifth to put the Barnstormers away. Kim had 2 more hits including a double to give him 3 on the day while Grant (2 doubles), Gerovac (1 double), Thalheimer (2 singles), and Wideman rounded out the offense.
In total the Jr. team pounded out 32 hits and scored 26 runs in the 4 games.
Next up for the Terriers is a tournament in Montreal, QC next weekend.