Jun 17, 2018 | Dan Thompson | 274 views
Iannuzzi, Hammill, Bavington Hit Bombs In 16U Win
The 16U Terriers faced off against the Windsor Selects Saturday afternoon at Kings College in Oakville.
Lefty Connor O'Halloran cruised through six outstanding innings, got plenty of help from his offense and the Terriers came away with a convincing 8-2 victory. Connor struck out nine and walked just one.
Jack Iannuzzi got the Terriers on the board in the bottom of the first when he lofted a solo homer to right center field.
Iannuzzi was at it again in the third, picking up another RBI when he grounded out to second scoring Elijha Hammill who had walked earlier in the inning. Elijha had swiped third to set himself up for the score.
The Terriers took a 6-0 lead in the fourth with a four run rally. Catcher Matt Ward drilled a single to right, then promptly stole second. He crossed later in the inning on a clutch two out RBI liner to left by short-stop Jakob Cellupica. Ben Baker kept the inning alive by following up with an RBI triple into the right field corner, scoring Jakob. With Baker at third, Elijha Hammill was next in and he smashed a monster two run homer to right for a 6-0 Terriers lead.
After Windsor scored in the top of the fifth, the Terriers answered in their half of the inning with two more runs off the bat of Liam Bavington. With two out, Matt Ward blooped a single to right, then Liam launched a massive bomb to left for a two RBI homer.
Righthander Aiden Pickering came on to pitch a scoreless seventh.
The Terriers completed the Saturday sweep with a 6-4 win in game two. Elijha Hammill scored in the first after he smacked a single and eventually scored on Matt Ward's two out RBI single that he pounded through the five-six hole. After Windsor tied the game in the second the Terriers scored one in the fourth and one in the fifth to take a 3-1 lead. Matt Ward manufactured his run in the fourth when he lead off with a double, advanced to third on a squibber that eluded the Windsor catcher then scored on an RBI single up the middle by Jakob Cellupica. Hammill scored the third Terrier run after a hustle double to left and an RBI double by Jack Iannuzzi.
Windsor continued to battle in this one, tying the game in their half of the fifth with two runs. But, once again Matt Ward answered for the Terriers in the sixth, scoring on Liam Bavington's towering RBI triple. Matt had lead the inning off with a single. Red hot Jakob Cellupica was next in and he followed Liam's triple with a triple of his own, scoring Bavington. Jakob then crossed on Ben Baker's RBI ground out to the right side. 6-3 Terriers.
Stephen Phillips went four innings on the mound, collecting three strikeouts, allowing one run. John Filice finished Windsor off, hurling the final three innings.