Prospects victorious in clash with Titans
Holtsville, NY – The LI Prospects 12U team continued their winning ways with an 8-5 victory over the LI Titans White on Sunday at the Suffolk PAL Complex. In an effort to beat the inclement weather at the forefront of Hurricane Sandy, the teams played a 9-inning game in less-than-ideal conditions that counts as two in the 13U Boys of Summer Fall National standings where this 12U team is ‘playing up’.
The Prospects took an early lead and held it throughout. Pitchers Brian Porricelli, Matt Conry, and Alec Acri were good enough to keep the Titans chasing while the offense — including long drives for a double and a triple by Porricelli, and a clutch 2-out, 2-RBI single by Jack Delaney — took what they were given and did enough that the game never felt in doubt. With the bases loaded and one out in the Titans’ 8th inning, a suicide squeeze bunt that went 1-3-2 — Acri to Nick Valeriano to Matt Coster — for an inning-ending double-play was a defensive highlight.
With 1 double-header remaining, this team has a realistic opportunity to complete an undefeated fall season having gone without a loss since they formed as the Prospects in late August.
The final matchup for 2012 is scheduled for this upcoming Sunday November 4, beginning 12:45pm at Moriches Complex against the LI Whalers.