Bet- Payumo's Two Home Runs Pace Terriers 13 Hit Attack
Submitted By Dan Thompson on Friday, March 11, 2011
Averey Bet-Payumo hit two mammoth home runs on day two of the Terriers spring break trip, and the 17u squad took down the Tampa Black Sox 10-3.
Trailing 1-0 after the first inning, Hunter Galloway would work a lead off walk in the second. That was followed by an Aaron Palmer single and a Bet- Payumo walk, to load the bases. TJ Baker was next in and he cashed the first RBI of the day with a sac fly to left.
Shortstop Turner Spears then dug in and clubbed a first pitch fastball over the left fielders head for two RBIs, and a 3-1 Terrier lead.
The Terriers big rally came in the bottom of the third. Back to back walks by Travis Seabrooke and Galloway lead to an RBI single by Matt Beaton. Aaron Palmer made it 5-1 with an RBI single, scoring Galloway. The game was put out of reach a batter later when Bet-Payumo hit his first homer of the day, a three run shot over the left field fence. The Terriers tacked on another run after a TJ Baker double and a Turner Spears RBI single.
The Black Sox scratched for two runs in their half of the fifth to make the score 9-3, but the Terriers hit double digits in the sixth on Bet-Payumo's second homer, a solo shot to left center.
Right hander Mike Morley went four strong innings on the mound, striking out seven. Travis Laitar finished up with three innings of work. He struck out three.
In game two, the Terriers trailed 5-0, but clawed their way back to even the score at 5-5. This game ended in a tie after eight innings of play.
Practices and games for all three teams continue Sunday in sunny Tampa Bay.