Mar 10, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 233 views
17S + 18S Shake The Winter Rust, And Win Openers
After a long winter of lifting weights, throwing bullpens and countless swings, the Terriers finally hit the field in Tampa Florida today.
The 17s opened their March break schedule with a 3-1 victory over St. Marks HS from Boston. Strong pitching was the name of the game in this one. The Terriers rolled out three left handers( Bryce Schumilas, Travis Seabrooke and Lee Condon) who combined to allow just 2 hits through the seven inning tilt.
Robert Grilli lead the way offensively with a hit, walk, stolen base, run scored and an RBI. Toby Handley and Geoffrey Seto scored the other Terrier runs.
MLB scouts from the Padres, Red Sox, Twins, Reds and Mets took in the 18u Terriers game versus the University of Tampa Spartans Varsity team. This was a wild one, that resulted in an 8-7 Terriers win.
Lefty Adam Anderson got the start and was in trouble early by walking the first two Spartan hitters. The early rally was snuffed however as Adam induced a 6-4-3 ( Peragine- Romanin- Clarke) double play, and then struck out the Tampa cleanup hitter with a slider.
Trailing 4-0 in the fourth, Blair Gignac would score the first run of the year after he had walked and stole second. The lead was cut in half the following inning. After a lead off single by Cole Peragine, David Head doubled to the right center field gap, scoring Cole all the way from first.
The game continued to go back and fourth with Eric Hall, Zach Webster, Brock Beirness and Bruce Yari splitting up the pitching duties the rest of the way.
Geoffrey Seto, Mattingly Romanin and Blair Gignac also chipped in with hits.
The 17s play a DH on Saturday. versus the Tampa Bay Black Sox and the 18s will face Cuyahoga College at Al Lang Stadium in down town St. Petersbourg.