The 14U Wood Bat League kicked off on Monday morning withsituationalgames. The team's had their first live action games on Wednesday. Let's take a look at how the teams did in their debut.
Game of the Day: Ospreys vs. Buccaneers
Nick Cerelli started on the mound for the Bucs as Andrew Feldman was on the hill for the Ospreys. Both pitchers were looking to start the season off hot.
The Ospreys were the first team to light up the scoreboard on Wednesday, when they scored two runs by Blake Clift and Daniel Lopez to take a 2-0 lead in the top of the 2nd, and looking to get a win after a loss on Monday's situational game. The Bucs fired back in the bottom of the 4th with a 3 run inning. Dustin Goldberg hit a clutch single to drive in a run and put the Bucs on top 3-2. Nelson Garnica was a human highlight reel, playing great defensively, and being an offensive juggernaut. He had two huge stolen bases in the game and went 2-3 with a RBI and a run scored.
The Ospreys did not go down without a fight. In the top of the 7th they made a valiant effort for a comeback. Hudson Haskin was the offensive threat for the Ospreys going 3-3 in the game and scoring in the top of the 7th to try and close the gap on the Bucs. With two outs and the bases loaded it looked as though the Ospreys had a chance to pull this one out. It just wasn't enough, though, as Bobby Leyman shut down the Ospreys, striking out the final hitter to end the game. Final score Bucs 4, Ospreys 3.
Buccaneers 4 3 4
Ospreys 3 6 0
WP - Justin Rounick - 3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO
SV - Bobby Leyman - 1 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO
Top Performer - Nelson Garnica - 2-3, R, RBI, 2 SB
In other League action:
Royals 7 6 3
Tarpon 7 5 4
Top Performer - Jack Blumenthal - 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 SB
Storm 8 5 1
Wahoo 2 8 4
WP-Logan Allen- 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 6 SO
Top Performer-Deji Andrews- 1-2, 1B, 1 R, 2 SB
Tarpons (1-0-1, Â½ game back)
Storm (1-1, 1 game back)
Wahoo (1-1, 1 game back)
Royals (0-1-1, 1 Â½ games back)
Ospreys (0-2, 2 games back)