16S Win Big, 17S + 18S Hang Tough With College, News (Terriers Baseball)

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Mar 11, 2018 | Dan Thompson | 421 views
16S Win Big, 17S + 18S Hang Tough With College
The 16U Terriers continued to roll over the competition‎ on Sunday at Baseball City in St. Petersburg. A monster eleven run second inning was the difference in today's 15-3 victory ‎over JOBA Baseball. Austin Gomm got the Terriers off to a great start with a lead-off triple that was rocketed over the rightfielders head. He scored on the next pitch, which was a pass ball. Three consecutive hits by Jack Iannuzzi, Connor O'Halloran and Daniel Freeman followed.

Daniel's blast was a two RBI double that one hopped the fence in left. After Liam Bavington was hit by a pitch, Kevin McQuinn picked up an RBI single through the three- four hole, scoring Freeman to stake the Terriers to an early 4-0 lead. After starter John Filice got out of a top of the second jam, the Terriers responded with a nine hit attack for eleven runs in the bottom half of the inning. ‎Matt Ward and Connor O'Halloran launched two RBI triples, while Campbell Ellis and Jack Iannuzzi both had two RBI doubles. Stephen Phillips, Kevin McQuinn, Liam Carey, Jakob Cellupica and Ben Baker all had singles during the big rally that put the game away. Prairie State College from Illinois (NJCAA D2) had a double header Sunday with the 17u and 18u Terriers. Game one was a 5-2 Pioneers win over the 17u Terriers while game two was an 8-7 Prairie State walk off win over the 18s. Michael Manning started for the 17s and struck out four in 2.1 innings of work. AJ Karosas had both RBI for the Terriers in the loss. Jamal Armstrong, Brayden Heleno and Christian Bottero chipped in with singles in what was a tight game until the bottom of the sixth. The 18u Terriers were down 6-1 in their game versus the Pioneers but battled back to eventually tie the score at 6-6. The teams exchanged runs in the sixth to keep the game dead locked but Prairie State pushed the winning run across in the bottom of the seventh for the 8-7 win. Connor Humphrey, who is having an outstanding week, smacked two more hits and had two RBI.‎ Dylan Whittaker, Dylan Johnson and Max Von Gemmingen also had two hits. Dylan and Max picked up RBIs. Sawan Bhatnagar, Dante Wright and Nolan Gallo rounded out the offense with singles in the losing cause. The 15U Terrriers had a back and fourth affair with the Shock Baseball Academy but eventually came out on the short end of a 8-6 score. Julian Russell led the offense with three RBI. On the mound Kawshik Murali and Tyson Gomm struck out two Shock hitters each while lefty Rhys Montgomery struck out four.