Rebels Defeat Coast in Expanded Rules Exhibition
Massapequa, NY – The Rebels defeated Massapequa Coast today, 11-7, in an exhibition game at Burns Park. The game included 70-foot bases and big league leading, stealing, pick-off and balk rules — a first for this 9U squad.
The Rebels took the opportunity to get their pitching staff some work with Jack 8, Kevin 5, Nick 2, Alec 14, Mike 13, and Matt 7 all taking the mound. This combination of pitchers and some fine defense kept the game close enough for their productive offense to outscore Massapequa.
The defense was steady and featured a number of great plays by Jack 8 at shortstop.
The offense was fueled by nice hitting throughout the line-up including a bases-loaded bomb by Alec 14 that hopped to the outfield wall 300 feet away and drove in three big runs.
North Bellmore North Merrick extended their advantage over rival Coast to 3-1 and have established themselves as the ‘team to beat’ in future contests.
The Rebels will enjoy a few days off and look forward to their first practice in over a month this Friday, 5:30, at Newbridge.