Game of the Day: Ospreys Walk Off Against Buccaneers 4-3
The Ospreys, the 14U Wood Bat League's only undefeated team, took on the 2-2 Buccaneers on Tuesday evening in one of the most exciting match-ups this season. Pitching was the story early on as the Buccanneers' Josh Levy and Ospreys' Tyler McConway both pitched very well. Levy would go a total of 5 innings allowing only one run while McConway would toss 4.2 innings without allowing any earned runs.
Although the pitching was good early, both teams managed to scrap for a few runs. The Ospreys got on the board first in the 2nd inning with a lead-off single by Teddy Herman who would advance on a wild pitch and eventually score on a groundout by McConway. The Buccanners offense would not come alive until the 4th when Matt Lynch and both Alex and John Spinell set the table for a bases-clearing triple off the bat of Buccaneers clean-up man, Jordan Wergiles to make it a 3-1 game.
The lead would last until bottom of the 7th when the Ospreys' Carter Hirschhorn sparked the offense with a 1-out single. Jackson Marcum and Herman followed with a hit-by-pitch and walk, respectively, to set the table for McConway. The Osprey's starter took a 1-1 pitch and drove it to left field for a 2-RBI double to rid himself of the loss and tie the game at 3-3.
With the game tied, the contest headed to extra innings and would remain scoreless until the bottom of the 9th when Carter Hirshhorn, the same player who sparked the offense in the 7th, struck again with a lead off-single. Marcum and Herman switched roles this time earning a walk and hit-by-pitch, respectively, to load the bases with nobody out. After a quick flyout, the Ospreys sent Ben Mason to the plate looking for the walk-off win. Mason quickly fell behind 0-2 but that wouldn't stop him from being the hero on Tuesday. He drove the 1-2 pitch to left-center, falling in and scoring Hirshhorn to give the Ospreys the walk-off 4-3 victory.
Buccaneers 3 7 1
Ospreys 4 6 1
WP - Tanner Beachy - 4.1 IP, H, 0 ER
Top Performer - Ben Mason - 1-3, 1B, walk-off RBI
Around the League:
Wahoos 2 4 4
Storm 6 3 4
WP -Jack Yamin - 7.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 SO
Top Performer -Liam Quigley - 1-3, RBI
Tarpon 4 4 0
Royals 5 5 0
WP -Ethan Hess - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, SO
Top Performer -William Simeone - 1-2, 2B, 2 R
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