Game Stories - AA
HOOKS RALLEY LATE TO BEAT ROCK HOUNDS (June 11)
Winchester â€“ The Vita Realty Group Hooks (#2) edged out the Attorney Richard Bardi Rock Hounds (#7) 2-0 in the opening round of the AA playoffs Monday night on Nutile Field C.
In a classic pitchersâ€™ duel, the game remained scoreless into the 4th inning. Carter Meyer pitched 3 scoreless innings for the Rock Hounds, striking out 6 while allowing only 3 hits. Hooks pitchers Nitin Muniappan and Noah Seitz pitched a combined 4 innings, allowing only one hit and striking out 5 batters each.
The Hooks rallied in the bottom of the 4th with a leadoff double by Noah Seitz. With men on 1st and 2nd, Michael Beauvais delivered a clutch RBI base hit to take a 1-0 lead. The Hooks scored another on a hard ground ball by Bradley Wolfson.
The Rock Hounds kept the game within reach with strong pitching from Jack Chun, Nathan Asara and Gibson Ketterer, letting up only 2 hits and striking out 5. In the end, the Hooks turned to their closer Sam Christmas, who slammed the door on the Rock Hounds, striking out 5 in the final two frames to advance to the next round of the playoffs.
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