The Nationals 18U Blue get on top of New York Nine early but can’t hang on in 11-5 loss
July 14, 2012 – Springfield, MO
The Nationals 18U Blue built an early edge on Saturday, but New York Nine roared back to steal an 11-5 victory at Springfield, Missouri.
While the Nationals 18U Blue led until the seventh inning, New York Nine worked its way back and took the lead on a three-run home run by #24.
Seth Beckner racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Nationals 18U Blue. He homered in the first inning and doubled in the fourth inning.
#11 got the win in relief for New York Nine. #11 pitched four innings and allowed no runs.
New York Nine’s #13, #24 and #18 combined for eight hits and four RBIs.
The bottom of the first saw the Nationals 18U Blue take an early lead, 3-0. A three-run blast by Beckner, bringing home Jacob May and Garrett Mays started the inning off.
One New York Nine baserunners came all the way around to score in each of the third, fifth and sixth. In the third, New York Nine scored on an RBI single by #5, scoring #2.
It didn’t take long for the Nationals 18U Blue to answer as they scored two runs of their own in the third. The Nationals 18U Blue scored on a walk by Jed Owen and a walk by Alex Barnett.
The game was never in doubt after the seventh, as New York Nine scored six runs on a two-run error, a three-run home run by #24, and a sacrifice fly by #5.
Midwest Nationals 18U Blue record 16-17.
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