Oct 23, 2010 | Dan Thompson | 346 views
Terriers 17Us Have Successful Week At The University Of West Alabama
The Junior (17U) Terriers had a successful week at the University of West Alabama going 3-2 in the five game series. The Terriers 17U won the first three games against the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy but fell short versus the Alabama Vipers on the final day of the trip.
In game 1, the Terriers came away with an 8-5 win. Winning Pitcher Mike Morley threw 3 innings giving up 5 hits, 2BB’s and 3 earned runs, while striking out two.
Lee Condon then came in and went a solid two innings, allowing 1 hit, 0 runs with two K’s and 2 BB’s. He was followed by Travis Laiter, who like Condon, came in, threw strikes in his two innings of relief. His line finished with 2 k’s, 1 BB and 0 runs allowed.
The offensive attack of 10 hits was lead by TJ Baker who has two hits, including a triple and an RBI and Toby Handley who had two hits and two RBI. Robert Grilli chipped in with a big two strike, two out triple. Other hits came from John Palumbo, Matt Beaton and Geoff Seto, who also had a key RBI.
Pitching was very strong in game 2. Starting pitcher and winner Bryce Shumilas went a strong four innings allowing 1 run, 2 hits and 5 strike outs while walking 3. Bryce got ahead early on many hitters while keeping the PR offence off balance. He was relieved by Cal Quantrill, who came in for the last three innings of work. Cal, like Bryce, got ahead of hitters, allowing only 2 hits over his three innings of work, 1 run, 1 walk and 3 strike outs.
The offence was lead by Hunter Galloway, who ripped two base hits and an RBI. Robert Grilli continued to carry a hot bat, contributing two hits, including his second triple in as many games. Travis Laiter, Geoff Seto and Aaron Loder each had a base hit and RBI and TJ Baker had a huge RBI with a sac fly. Others who had solid offensive games were Toby Handley and Matt Beaton.
After giving up 3 runs in the first inning, TJ Baker made some adjustments and gave up only 1 more run in the next two innings of work. He finished his outing with 3 innings of work, 4 runs, 3 hits and 1 strike out. He was followed by Matt Beaton who turned in a masterful performance, pitching 2 innings, allowing no runs, hits and walks while striking out 2. He was followed by John Palumbo, who battled through the remaining 2 innings. John gave up 2 unearned runs on 1 hit, 1 BB and a strike out. Palumbo got the win.
The offence had to turn it up a notch, after falling behind by three in the first, by slowly chipping away at the lead. The offence was lead by Bryce Schumilas, who stroked out 3 hits and 2 RBI.
Cal Quantrill had an explosive offensive day, with two hits, including a double and 2 RBI. Others who contributed to the comeback were Aaron Loder, Hunter Galloway and Travis Laiter. Turner Spears and Travis Seabrooke had key RBI’s late in the game. Each of these RBI’s were key to the comeback as The Terrier 17u team scored their final two runs in the bottom of the 7th with two out to seal the hard fought victory.