In their first game of pool play, the IMG Academy baseball program defeated the World of Baseball Angels by a score of 3-0. The game was dominated by pitching and defense until the top of the 6th inning.
With the bases loaded and 2 outs, Carlos Somoza was hit by a pitch on a 1-2 count, allowing Casey Mulholland to score from third. UC-Irvine commit, Dillon Moyer, promptly followed with a 2 RBI single, scoring Dan Kennon and Tanner Pollack.
The three runs proved plenty for starting pitcher Jimmy O'Neill. The Stetson University commit pitched 6 shutout innings allowing only 3 hits, 0 walks, and 5 strikeouts on his way to earning the win. Chad Clifton entered in the 7th inning and earned the save.
Offensively, the team was led by Dillon Moyer, 1-2 2RBI, BB and Richard Baerga 1-3, 2B.
Strong pitching, coupled with great defense and timely hitting, provided the winning formula against a tough opponent. The team will look to build on the win tomorrow as pool play continues. Jake Busiek will take the mound in the first game against the Top Prospects Nationals. Game time is set for 9:00 am.
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