May 26, 2018 | Dan Thompson | 250 views
15U Terriers Win Big In Game One Saturday
The 15U Terriers scored one in the first, two in the second, three in the fourth, five in the fifth, one in the sixth, and came away with a 12-4 victory on Saturday over the Ontario Royals.
In the top of the first with one out Ethan Magloughlin launched a triple to the gap, then scored on Tyson Gomm's single that he laced right up the middle for the RBI. The lead was short lived however as the Royals put up a three spot in the bottom half of the inning for an early 3-1 lead.
The top of the second saw the Terriers tie the game when Josh Cote and Andrius Jurenas crossed. Again, the lead did not last long as the Royals answered with a run and went ahead 4-3.
The fourth and fifth innings were the difference in this game when eight Terriers scored. In the fourth both Jurenas and Ethan Cane walked, while Tiago Gulino punched a single through the five-six hole to load the bases. The Royals were about to get off the hook, but catcher Tyson Gomm would not let that happen. He stepped in and drilled a clutch two out liner to right field to tie the game. Clean- up hitter Julian Russell then immediately smashed a two RBI single up the middle for a 6-4 Terriers lead.
The five run rally in the fifth began when Cameron Pollard and Josh Cote walked. Markus Stepanoff loaded the bases with a flair to centerfield then, Gulino blasted a two RBI double to the gap in right center, scoring Pollard + Cote. The Terriers padded their four run lead in the same inning when Stepanoff, Gulino and Cane all scored for an 11-4 lead.
They added one more in the sixth to round out the twelve run onslaught.
Kawshik Murali went six innings and got credit for the win. He struck out five Royal hitters. Julian Russell came on to pitch a scoreless seventh.
The four game series continues with a 7:30pm start Saturday night and two more Sunday at Kings College beginning at noon.