Mar 12, 2012 | Dan Thompson | 231 views
Anthony Spignesi's Late Heroics Lift Terriers
Lake Vista, FL - The 15u Terriers played a wild game in Lake Vista Florida on Tuesday and eventually emerged as 13-11 winners.
The competition was the Proctor Baseball Academy from New Hampshire and they jumped out to a early 7-0 lead after just three innings.
The Terriers got back into it with a five run fourth. Stefan Markovic, Matthew Elford, Duncan Jakubowski, Drew Valade and Andrew Dickerson scored the Terrier runs.
Proctor reclaimed the lead in the top of the fifth with three runs to make the score 10-5. Andrew Leggo, Dean Angelo and Anthony Spignesi made sure the Terriers stayed close however, when they crossed for three runs in bottom of the inning to make the score 10-8 after five.
As this long game moved to the top of the sixth inning Proctor extended their lead to 11-8, setting the stage for the final Terriers comeback.
After tying it up in the bottom of the sixth with hits and RBIs from Tyler Valiquette, Samuel Turcotte and Andrew Leggo, the stage was set for scrappy center fielder Anthony Spignesi. With runners in scoring position and two out, Anthony squared up a 1-0 pitch for what would be the game winning RBI.
Michael Enns-Ward came on to pitch the seventh, and he would nail down the victory with authority by striking out the side.
March Break games continue Wednesday in St Petersburg. The SRs will play Rochester College, and the 15s will play Brewster HS (NH).