Jul 25, 2015 | Dan Thompson | 279 views
Seniors Move To 2-0 At Great Lakes Super Select
Despite a slow start against quality pitching, the Terriers would not be denied in game 2 at the Pastime Great Lakes tournament in Erie, PA.
Leading only 4-2 after 5 innings, the Terriers exploded for 8 runs in the final 2 innings to seal a comfortable win over Kingston baseball.
Most notably, the Terriers accomplished a highly unusual feat, one achieved only once in Major League baseball history
: hitting 4 consecutive triples in one inning.
Each shot from Elliott Curtis, Konar Smith, Shane Clarke, and Daito Kojima also produced both an RBI and a run scored.
Hitting 4 consecutive triples in one inning hasn’t happened in the Majors in more than 81 years, when on May 6, 1934 the Boston Red Sox accomplished the feat in the 4th inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers. In fact, hitting 4 triples in one inning in any order has only occurred 18 times in the past 34 years at the major league level. Hitting 5 in an inning has only been done once, by the Chicago Cubs in 1901 - 114 years ago!
On a big offensive day, a few Terriers stood out. As might be expected, the triples did so much more: Elliott went 3-for-4 with an RBI, 2 runs, and 2 stolen bases. Smith’s day was complete by going 4-for-4 with an RBI, 3 runs, and a steal. Clarke added a run and an RBI. Kojima had 3 hits while picking up 2 RBIs and 2 steals.
Zarley Cina continued to hit by going 4-for-5 with a run. Jake Foden had 2 hits, banged in 3 runs and scored another. Jacob Sims had a hit, a run, and an RBI.
Kyle Scobel threw 5 innings, giving up only 4 hits. Christian Lazar came on in relief, picking up 3 strikeouts in 2 innings.