With championship week right around the corner, the high school wood bat teams are all jockeying for position. With the number one seed up for grabs, all the teams laid it on the line Saturday. Let's check out the game results.
Game of the Day: Conquistadors vs. SeaDogs
The SeaDogs stole game one on Saturday as Eddie Herbst threw a 2 pitch shut out to pick up the win by a tight score of 2-0.
Game two was another strong pitching performance as Matej Sucha started for the SeaDogs and Andrew Wilkes countered for the Cons.
Both teams were quiet offensively for most of the game with a total of 8 hits combined. The Conquistadors looked like they were going to start off hot, jumping out to a 1-run lead in the top of the first when Chris Reyes doubled down the leftfield line scoring Jonathan Raskin from second. The game was relatively calm until the bottom half of the 5th, when Sucha hit a shot to the leftfield wall for a triple. During Kyushik Nam's at-bat, Sucha scored on a pass ball, which tied the game in the bottom of the 5th.
Neither team could pick up a run in the seventh, forcing the game into extra innings. The Conquistadors threatened in the top of the 8th, when Dexter Zimet singled up the middle and advanced to second on a sac bunt by Ben Rosenbaum butthe Conquistadors just could not get it done. Weston Davis got Dan McGill to pop out and Davis struck out Hunter Sonn to end the inning with no damage done.
In the bottom of the 8th the real action took place. Kyushik Nam singled to leftfield on the first pitch he saw out of Thomas Walsh's hand. Herbst struggled at his previous 5 at bat's on the day, but his 6th at bat made up for it. Herbst saw a pitched he liked and drove it to the left field wall for a walk off triple to win the game for the SeaDogs. Final score was 2-1, SeaDogs.
SeaDogs 2 10 1
Conquistadors 0 2 0
WP-Eddie Herbst- 7IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 5 SO
Top Performer-Christian Fajardo- 1-2, 2B, 1 RBI
SeaDogs 2 4 0
Conquistadors 1 4 0
WP-Weston Davis- 2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO
Top Performer-Eddie Herbst- 1-3, 3B, game winning RBI
In Other League Action:
Marauders 5 5 0
Hurricanes 0 5 0
WP- Jorge Leon- 6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 4 SO, 1 BB
Top Performer-Tyler Helphenstine- 1-2, 2B, 3 RBI
Marauders 4 5 0
Hurricanes 1 7 0
WP-PJ Nastasi- 7 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO
Top Performer-Tyler Helphenstine- 1-2, 3B, 1 RBI, BB
Manatees 5 2 3
Lightning 6 11 5
WP-Parker Manahan- 2 IP, 2 H, 1 SO
Top Performer-Robert Scherl- 3-3, 2B, 1 R, 3 RBI
Manatees 3 5 4
Lightning 8 8 0
WP-Matt Pasternak- 3-4, 3 RBI, 1 SB
SeaDogs (11-8, 2 1/2 games back)
Conquistadors (9-8-1, 3 1/2 games back)
Hurricanes (9-8-2, 3 1/2 games back)
Manatees (7-11-1, 6 games back)
Lightning (5-14, 8 1/2 games back)