As the high school IMG Wood Bat League is starting to wrap up their regular season games, the Conquistadors are battling for a top seed in the tournament. The Conquistadors played again on Tuesday looking to comeback from a tough sweep of Saturday's games. The Lightning, coming off two big wins on Saturday, looked to pull off the upset. Let's take a look at Tuesday's games.
Game of the Day: Conquistadors vs. Lightning
The day started off kind of bizarre for the Conquistadors, with Coach Jason Elias getting nailed in the knee when a bat slipped out of the hands a player warming up before the game started. He was down for a minute, but managed to get back up under his own power. It was a scary moment for all involved.
Ben Rosenbaum, the most recent Pitcher of the Week, started on the mound for the Conquistadors as Justin Ellick countered for the Lightning.
The action picked up in the top half of the 2nd, when Garrett Schultz and Dan McGill drew consecutive walks, and stole their way into scoring position. Clay Coleman hit a shot to leftfield for a sac fly, scoring Schultz and putting the Conquistadors on top 1-0. The Conquistadors continued to score at will throughout the game with Thomas Walsh, Chris Reyes, Jonathan Raskin, and Andrew Jaffoni all picking up RBIs throughout the next 4 innings.
The top of the 7th is when the Conquistadors really took off. After an already commanding 8-2 lead, the Conquistadors tacked on 7 more runs in the top half of a huge 7th inning. Rosenbaum pitched another complete game gem, allowing zero earned runs. The final score was 15-2, Conquistadors.
Conquistadors 15 6 0
Lightning 2 3 2
WP-Ben Rosenbaum- 7 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 4 SO
Top Performer-Thomas Walsh- 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB
In other League Action
SeaDogs 3 5 0
Hurricanes 2 3 2
WP - Christian Fajardo - 2 2/3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER
Top Performer - Ben Tschan - 1-2, 2B, RBI, BB
Manatees 10 11 2
Marauders 8 8 5
WP-Brooks Norton- 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 7 SO
Top Performer-Grey Klosinski- 4-4, 2B, 3B, 1 RBI
SeaDogs (12-8, 1 Â½ games back)
Conquistadors (10-8-1, 2 Â½ games back)
Hurricanes (9-9-2, 3 Â½ games back)
Manatees (8-11-1, 5 games back)
Lightning (5-15, 8 Â½ games back)