The 15U IMG Academy baseball program Team opened up their spring season in fine fashion on Saturday. The team swept the home doubleheader against opponent Lehigh Acres. In Game 1, the menacing and hard throwing Ian McEachern toed the slab for IMG. Ian pitched very well in his first outing in route to his first IMG victory on the mound.
âIan threw the ball very well today. He kept his fastball down and he even snapped off some pretty good sliders. All in all, I was very impressedâ, remarked pitching coach Tony Ferreira.
Offensively, Jimmy âBallgameâ Douglas and William âThe Kidâ Simeone brought the heavy lumber. They each came through with a pair of hits and big RBI's. Jake Scheid pitched two quality innings out of the bullpen.
In Game 2, IMG handed to ball to Gabriel Lozada. Gabriel did not disappoint the home crowd as he collected his first win of the year. He was locked in on the mound and consistently attacked the opposition with a good fastball and sharp slider. Connor Shobe had clutch at-bats and two RBI. The team played terrific defense in both games and ran the bases very well.
The improvements that the team has made since the fall were very noticeable to the coaching staff.
The 15U team plays again this weekend at home against the Bradenton Warriors. The Warriors are a very solid squad, so the team will have to continue to play sound baseball the IMG way if they want to keep the win streak alive.