All eyes were on the SeaDogs and Conquistadors as the two teams vying for the crucial number two seed battled through a nine inning game on Saturday. Let's take a deeper look at the game of the day and other Wood Bat League action.
Game of the day: SeaDogs v. Conquistadors
Both teams sent out their aces to the mound on Saturday, with Matej Sucha pitching for the SeaDogs and Thomas Walsh pitching for the Conquistadors. The winner of this game would clinch the number two seed, providing a first round bye during championship week.
The SeaDogs took an early lead in the bottom of the 1st when Sucha scored from third on a ball in the dirt. In the bottom of the 3rd the SeaDogs struck again with two more runs by Sucha and Cesar Gomez to put the score at 3-0.
Going in to the top of the 6th the score was still 3-0, SeaDogs. Finally the Conquistadors got something going as they had the bases loaded with no outs. Walsh drovein Hunter Sonn with a fielder's choice to make the score 3-1 with only one out. With a couple of singles, an error, and a hit by pitch, the Conquistadors were able to turn the tables and took a 5-3 lead going into the bottom of the 6th.
In the next couple of innings the SeaDogs battled back to take the lead 6-5. Trying to hang on to the one run lead, Christian Fajardo came in to pitch in the top of the 9th. After facing five batters, Fajardo was able to record the save and lock up that critical two seed with a score of 6-5, SeaDogs.
Sucha and Gomez led the SeaDogs to victory on Saturday as they both went 2-3 on the day each scoring two runs.
SeaDogs 6 6 0
Conquistadors 5 6 0
WP - Weston Davis - 1 2/3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB
SV - Christian Fajardo - 2 IP, 1 SO
Top Performer - Matej Sucha - 2-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 SB
In other league action:
Marauders 8 9 3
Hurricanes 5 8 0
WP - Jorge Leon - 2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO
Top Performer - Eric Feliz - 3-3, 2 R, 3B, 2 RBI
Manatees 8 12 2
Lightning 1 4 1
WP - Kyle Becker - 3 IP
Top Performer - Mike Roberts - 3-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 SB
SeaDogs (13-9, 2 Â½ games back)
Conquistadors (11-9-1, 3 Â½ games back)
Hurricanes (9-11-2, 5 Â½ games back)
Manatees (9-12-1, 6 games back)
Lightning (6-16, 9 Â½ games back)