15'S Launch Spring Training On Space Coast With Victory
Submitted By Dan Thompson on Friday, March 10, 2017
Merritt Island, FL - After a long winter of indoor work outs at The Baseball Zone and a day of practices in sunny Florida all four Terriers teams hit the field for their first round of games on Friday.
The 15U Terriers got off to a great start with a 6-4 win over the Canonniers from Quebec City. Liam Carey got the start on the mound and went 2.2 innings before giving way to Kawshik Murali in the third.
Liam struck out four and allowed two hits. Murali also allowed just two hits.
After two scoreless innings the Terriers struck for three runs in the third and three more in the fourth. In the top of the third Cameron Pollard and Ben Baker reached base and both advanced on Connor Brearley's infield ground out. With two out Jackson Evans belted a clutch two out line drive RBI to right, scoring Pollard. Baker made it 2-0 when he crossed on a pass ball, then Evans scored on Kevin McQuinn's RBI single up the middle.
The Canonniers pushed across a run in their half of the inning to make it 3-1 but the Terriers bounced back with three more runs in the fourth for a 6-1 lead they would never relinquish. The rally started with three consecutive singles by John Filice, Ethan Magloughlin and Jakob Cellupica. With the bases loaded Cameron Pollard stepped in and laced an RBI single to right, scoring Filice. Magloughlin made it 5-1 with an RBI going to Ben Baker and then Cellupica eventually scored on Connor Brearley's fielder's choice.
Evan Farrell closed out the sixth and seventh to pick up the save.
In 17U action, the Terriers came away with a convincing 6-0 victory over Edouard Montpetit. Andrew Giorno was on the mound and went four innings for the win. Andrew struck out six and allowed just two hits. Sebastian Santos picked up where Giorno left off in his three innings of work, not allowing a hit, striking out four. Sawan Bhatnagar and Dylan Johnson both had two hits to lead the offense. Dylan also had two stolen bases. Matt Kemp, Christian Forgione, Max Von Gemmingen, Uday Bal and George Tsiflikiotis all chipped in with hits on route to the win.
The 16U Terriers fell short in their first game, an 8-7 loss to the Riverains. Trailing 8-4 and down to their final out the 16s mounted a late surge to get it to 8-7 but could not push the tying run across. Matt Ward had two hits while Michael Manning, Dante Wright, Christian Bottero, Jack Iannuzzi, Brayden Heleno, Liam Bavington, Ayden Cooke and Connor Carr- Matthews all had one.
The 18u Terriers will play their first game under the lights at Viera Regional Park tonight.