16U Terriers Perfect 3-0 On Weekend
Submitted By Dan Thompson on Monday, September 19, 2016
The 16u Terriers won all three games over the Ontario Outlaws this past weekend at Kings College.
Game one was a 15-3 blowout on Saturday morning. Trailing 1-0 in the third, the Terriers struck for six runs in their half of the inning lead by hits and RBIs from Jack Iannuzzi, Christian Bottero , Michael Stremlaw and Dante Wright.
After the Outlaws made it 6-3 the Terriers completely put the game away in the bottom of the fifth with a nine run outburst.
Dante Wright got the rally going with a lead off single. That was followed by walks to Iannuzzi and Bottero. With the bases loaded Stephen Phillips was next in, and he ripped a single up the middle for two runs. Owen MacNeil's double down the left field line scored two more runs, then three consecutive singles by Liam Bavington, Aiden Pickering and Michael Stremlaw set up a crushing blow by Brayden Heleno into the left field corner for two more runs. Matt Ward capped the inning with a two RBI triple that sailed over the center fielder's head.
RHP MihaiAron tossed four innings, while Aiden Pickering threw two in the victory.
After game two on Saturday was rained out, the Terriers came away with a sweep on Sunday by scores of 6-2 and 9-6.
Lefty Campbell Ellis went four innings in game one before handing the ball over to Stephen Phillips. Ellis struck out three, allowing just one hit. Phillips also allowed just one hit.
In the top of the second Joe Iannuzzi and Dante Wright lead off with singles. Christian Bottero loaded the bases with a walk setting the table for Michael Stremlaw's RBI ground out, and Michael Manning's two RBI single up the middle for a 3-0 Terriers lead.
The Outlaws scratched for a run in the fourth and another in the fifth, but the game was put away in the sixth when Iannuzzi, Wright and Ward all scored.
Lefty Connor O'Halloran got the start in the afternoon game, striking out five Outlaws in four innings to record the win. Michael Manning threw the fifth and sixth, while Owen MacNeil tossed the seventh.
Iannuzzi, Wright and Ward were all at it again at the plate, each counting two hits and multiple RBIs.
Liam Bavington, Michael Stremlawn and Michael Manning also all had singles in the 9-6 victory.