Jun 28, 2018 | Dan Thompson | 271 views
17S + 16'S Both Win In Ohio On Day One
In Akron Ohio at the Top Gun Classic, the 17U Terriers rallied for four runs in the top of the fifth breaking a 3-3 tie and went on to defeat the Triple Crown Royals 7-3.
The Terriers plated three runs in the top of the first when AJ Karosas, Ethan Edwards and Brayden Heleno all scored. AJ and Heleno had walked and Edwards had laced a single to right. The Royal pitcher did not come out for the second inning.
Owen MacNeil was the Terrier starter on this day and was excellent, striking out five and walking just one. He handed the ball off to Michael Stremlaw who fired two innings of shut out ball and rounded out the game. Michael pitched cleanly out of two bases loaded jams. He struck out three.
With the game knotted at three in the fifth, AJ Karosas led off with a walk, stole second, advanced to third on a Christian Bottero ground out then scored on a pass ball. After another Royal pitching change, Dante Wright and Ethan Edwards followed with walks. Dante would later score on an RBI single by Heleno and Edwards crossed on a RBI sac fly by DH Jacob Mahoney. Heleno rounded out the four run rally on a well executed double steal with team mate Zach Marriott. Make the final 7- 4 Terriers.
In 16U action down in Cincinnati, lefty Connor O'Halloran dominated the Prime Time Silver squad. The Terriers won in five innings by a mercy score of 8-0. Connor struck out eight and allowed just two hits.
On the offensive side, short-stop Jakob Cellupica had three RBI while Elijha Hammill and Matt Ward had two each. Daniel Freeman chipped in with two hits and an RBI in the contest. Jack Iannuzzi also had two hits in this decisive Terriers victory.