24 May The Season Starts for the 13U Black
The 13U Black Team had a tough start to their season watching their first game slip away, and couldn’t recover after a tough first inning against the Ontario Giants. The 13U Black Team struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Ontario Giants. Cody Kee allowed three hits and six runs over one-third of an inning. Charlie Reid and Nick Andreacchio entered the game from the bullpen throwing two innings and one and two-third innings respectively. The team racked up eight hits in the game, Cody, Tayson, and Gabe each had multiple hits for the day.
The second game came with an improvement, but they could not hold back the Ontario Giants. The team got things moving in the first inning with a single from Charlie on a 0-2 count and scoring one run. Charlie, Gabe, Cody, Nick, and Brody all had one hit to lead the 13U Black Team.
Sunday the 13U Black Team turned around taking two from the Clarington Renegades. The 13U Black snatched the lead late in the game with a 9-6 victory over the Renegades during game 1 on Sunday. The 13U Black Team scored six runs in the third inning. Tayson, Charlie, Brody, Caleb, and Nick, all drove in runs in the frame. Jared Alt shut down the Renegades allowing only one run and striking out six over 3 innings. The 13U Black Team collected ten hits on the day and stole six bases during the game, Brody led the way with two stolen bases.
Game 2 was a close one but the Central Ontario Reds 13U Black stole the lead late in the game in a 6-3 victory over Clarington Renegades on Sunday. The game was tied at three with the 13U Black Team batting in the bottom of the fourth when Tayson Phipps singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. Both Gabe DeCicco and Caleb Stouffer took to the plate pitched 3 innings for 4 and 5 strikeouts respectively. The 13U Black Team pulled away for good with one run in the fourth inning. Phipps went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead The 13U Black Team in hits.