Middle Atlantic Drops Game to New England After Late Score
Tuesday’s game against New England was a heartbreaker for Middle Atlantic, as they lost the lead late in a 9-8 defeat. The game was tied at seven with New England batting in the top of the sixth when Nolan Gillis singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.
Despite the loss, Middle Atlantic did collect ten hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, New England had ten hits on the way to victory.
Middle Atlantic captured the lead in the second inning. A sacrifice bunt by Bobby Gillespie scored one run for Middle Atlantic.
Middle Atlantic put up four runs in the third inning. Middle Atlantic big bats were led by Brady Sweet, Michael Lentini, and Samuel Matheson, all knocking in runs in the inning.
Kaden Smith got the start for New England. The bulldog lasted three innings, allowing seven hits and seven runs while striking out two and walking one.
Zachary Leon led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Middle Atlantic. The hurler allowed zero hits and one run over three innings, striking out one. Jack Lanum and Matthew Cichocki entered the game as relief, throwing two and two-thirds innings and one and one-third innings respectively.
Middle Atlantic racked up ten hits in the game. Sweet, Brandon Kim, and Cichocki all managed multiple hits for Middle Atlantic. Sweet went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Middle Atlantic in hits. Middle Atlantic tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Lentini led the way with two.
New England tallied ten hits. Gillis and Noah Parrelli each racked up multiple hits for New England. Gillis led New England with three hits in four at bats.
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