Jul 14, 2011 | Dan Thompson | 185 views
Nathan Desouza's Walk Off Three Run Blast Leads Terriers To Victory
The SR Terriers began the playoff championship round of the Sandlott Baseball World Series on Friday night in downtown Nashville on the back of their left fielder Nathan DeSouza.
Nathan would hit two homers in this game for six RBIs!
Aaron Bain took the mound against the Cincy Riverbats. Bain was let down right off the bat by his inner diamond defenders, leading to three Cincinnatti runs in the top of the first.
The Riverbats threatened again in the top of the third but did not score because of two outstanding plays by centerfielder Blair Gignac. Blair then lead off the bottom of the third with a bunt single. He advanced to second on an error and then moved to third on a Cole Peragine fielder’s choice. He eventually scored on a Brian Doran RBI single. David Head was next in, he walked, and both Brian and David scored on a monster three run homer to right by Nathan DeSouza. 4-3 Terriers after three complete.
After the Riverbats tied the game in the fourth Aaron was relieved by right hander Eric Hall. Eric pitched a perfect top of the fifth, and then was rewarded by his offense with a go ahead run in the bottom half of the inning. Unfortunately, the one run lead did not last long, as the scrappy Riverbats tied the score at 5-5 in the top of the sixth.
In the final inning of the back and fourth affair, Cole Peragine worked a leadoff walk, and was moved to second with a sac bunt by Brian Doran. After David Head walked the stage was set for Nathan Desouza's heroic line drive three run homer and an 8-5 Terriers win.
The Terriers next opponent is the Hit after Hit Baseball Academy.