Around the Horn

Hello parents, players, and fans! The rain tried to hold us back two weeks in a row, but the baseball gods had other plans. Finally getting a start on the fall 2018 season, we had some excellent games on our opening weekend!

KOA TRAVEL:

Koa Travel Record 9/16- 3-9
Overall- 3-9
11U- 0-2
Game one we dropped 9-4 and lost 12-10 in the second game. The first time playing with leading and stealing, the team was comfortable and made great adjustments to the new rules and bigger field. We could not overcome 13 walks in the first game, however we did get the bats going in game two! We rallied from a 5-run deficit in the 5th inning nearly evening the score.
Evan K took the loss on the mound allowing only 1 hit and striking out one in a couple of innings. William K, Reed S, and Andrew J each had a hit leading our bats.

12U- 1-1
Game one we dropped 10-9 and had a come back 14-7 in game 2. Solid split today, and it could have been a sweep! We had too many walks in the first game and couldn’t climb all the way back. Game two was awesome, Connor K and Henry E led the way on the mound with strong battery mates Aiton Y & Eli B.

 

13U- 0-2
Dropped two close games, 8-5 and 9-6. We only gave up one hit in the first game, but walked 14 and couldn’t get the clutch hit with runners in scoring position. The game was tied in the 6th inning, until our opponent put up a three spot and time ran out. We started game two in a five run hole and battled back to 5-3, until finally dropping the game. Our pitching was much better in game 2, we had only 5 walks and we continue to adjust to the big field for the first time. A bright spot in the batter box was Mason R, 3-6 with 2RBI’s.

14U East- 1-1
Won 8-6 and lost 14-8. Bats came out hot early jumping out to a 3-0 and increased the lead to 6-2 behind RBI singles from Devon G and Michael D. Protecting our lead from 60′ 6 inches away was Andy S, (3 quality innings) Paul W, (2 strong innings) and Miles K closed it out!
Game two started with a tough six run first inning and we allowed 11 walks. Eric and Seth K combine for 3 shutout innings giving us a comeback opportunity, which we added 5 runs in the 7th inning.
Seth K led the charge offensively, going 3-4 with a double, 4 runs, 2 BBs, and 2 SB.

14U West- 1-1
Game one we lost 7-3 and evened the series with a big 16-5 win in game two. First game our bats were cold and made 3 errors in the field. Second game our bats headed up and the defense stepped up big time, only 1 error! Sammy K had a big day at the plate going 4-6 and Tommy D put on a baserunning clinic with 10 stolen bags on the day.

JV- 0-2
We dropped both games, 13-2 and 16-0. We came out strong putting up 2 runs in the first inning of game 1, but too many walks and passed balls didn’t help the JV team. We made consistent contact, the Aces brought their A game in the field and made all the plays.

BABL A:

Game 1: Legends 7 – Riverdogs 3

After a tough spring season, the new look legends looked to make a statement in their first game of the fall. Falling behind early, big hits by JP Hauer and Nolan Nash got the Legends on the board while the Riverdogs fought hard to stay in the game throughout. Ryan Khani did his part, going 2-2 with an RBI to earn him player of the game for the Riverdogs. Although it was not enough to get the win, as Zachary Butters’ sparkling performance on the mound held the Riverdogs scoreless over the final 3 frames to earn him player of the game for the Legends.

Game 2: Riverdogs 0 – Legends 4

The Legends continued their legendary start to the season with great team defense and 4 players combining to throw a perfect game in a 4-0 victory. Player(s) of the game: Nick Green, JP Hauer, Adam Klinger and Nate Bookman needed only 48 pitches to strike out 9 batters over 4 perfect innings. Player of the game for Riverdogs Game 2: Frederick Jauss with several key defensive plays.

Game 1: Lugnuts 13 – Bees 10

The Lugnuts and Bees went toe to toe all game long, but clutch hits from Jack Bartles proved to be the difference, earning him player of the game honors. The Bees did not go out without a sting, as Max Randazzo had a strong day at the plate going 2-3 with 4 stolen bases.

Game 2: Bees 10 – Lugnuts 3

The Bees had more of a buzz in game 2, as Ryan Rosenthal lead the way going 1-1 with a walk and 3 stolen bases. The player of the game for the Lugnuts, Grayson Thai, made several great defensive plays but it wasn’t enough to hold down the bees. 

BABL AA:

Biscuits 14 – Blue Wahoos 7

Ben Hage had a solid performance on the hill but could not stop the hot bats of the Biscuits breaking through. The game went back and forth for several innings before the Biscuits’ offense blew the game wide open, scoring 11 runs in the final inning. Player of the game for the Biscuits, Luke Wright-Nguyen pitched two strong innings with a solid day at the plate with 2 hits and 4 RBI’s.

Thunder  22 –  Drillers 4

Although the DMV avoided Hurricane Florence, the Drillers still had to deal with plenty of Thunder. The Drillers took a tough loss despite the efforts of player of the game, Logan Jones. The Thunder’s Billy Mahoney shut down the Drillers running game with a solid showing behind the plate, earning him player of the week honors.

Lookouts 0 – Bay Sox 19

Lookouts player of the game Jack Glider pitched 3 strong inning before the Bay Sox bats erupted. Player of the game for Bay Sox: Jackson Funkhouser pitched 2 shutout innings with 3 strikeouts to lead the team to your first win of the young season.

BABL AAA:

Iron Pigs 12  – Red Wings 0

The Iron Pigs got off to a great start with an opening day shutout of the Red Wings. Player(s) of the game Trevor Cohen and Jake Sher combined for 4 innings pitched with 11 strikeouts. For the Red Wings,  Nathan Lynch broke up the Iron Pigs’ no-hit bid with the team’s lone hit of the game.

Tides 15 – Mud Hens 3

The Tides offense exploded in their opening game, putting up 15 runs against the Mud Hens. Ricky Reeves and Anthony Casiello each threw 2 scoreless innings earning them Player(s) of the game. The Mud Hens got some key hits by their player of the game Hermes Bunch, including an extra base hit.

Game 1: Movers 5 – Bulls 16

The Bulls had a great start to the BABL season this year, winning their first game in dominant fashion 16-5.  The offense exploded with hits from Joseph King, Benji Eichner, Timmy Lawson, and Mike Stancik. Benji Eichner and Mike Stancik lead the charge from the hill, throwing 2 solid innings each.  The player of the game was Mike Stancik for his 2 hits and 2 solid innings on the mound.

Game 2: Bulls 5 – Movers 13

The Bulls did a great job battling in the second game of the season and fighting hard the whole way.  Unfortunately, their effort was not enough as the Movers pulled the series even with a 13-5 win. For the Bulls, Joseph King, Jack Sherbacow, Timmy Lawson, and Charlie Rosenheim each had a hit in the game. On the mound Timmy Lawson, Jack Sherbacow, and Bobby Burk battled all game long but couldnt silence the hot bats of the Movers. The player of the game for the Bulls was lead off hitter Joseph King who had a hit, an RBI, and played excellent defense at shortstop.

 

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