BoS Fall Season Begins

Posted by Long Island Prospects on Sep 07 2013 at 03:49PM PDT in 2013 Fall

Yaphank, NY – The Prospects kicked off the Boys of Summer Fall season today taking both ends of a double-header against Diamond Baseball Academy, 11-0 and 4-3.

Game one was a 0-0 deadlock until the Prospects’ bats suddenly came alive in a big way in the fifth inning. Six consecutive base hits by Billy McAdam, Trevor Rosenlicht, Matt Coster, Jack Delaney, Nick Valeriano, and Matt Conry put LI ahead 5-0. After DBA picked up the first out of the inning, singles by Brian Donnelly and Eric Solomon, followed by a pair of walks, pushed the score to 7-0 and loaded the bases. Coster then got into his second hit of the inning with a base-clearing double to left center. Delaney delivered the final blow when his knock bounced past the left fielder for a RBI double, his second hit of the inning, and a mercy-rule victory for the Prospects. Starting pitcher Brian Porricelli picked up eight Ks in four innings of work en route to the shut-out.

The Prospects got on the board early in game two when Chris Wasson, after reaching on a fielder’s choice and stealing a base, eventually scored to give LI a 1-0 lead. Starting pitcher Conry sailed through three innings facing just one over the minimum due to an error. Wasson came on in relief to work two scoreless in the fourth and fifth aided by a slick 4-6-3 double play. Meanwhile, a Donnelly double followed by a single from Solomon in the bottom of the fourth gave the Prospects a 2-0 lead. After trading zeros in the fifth, things got interesting in the top of the sixth when three hits and two errors put Academy ahead, 3-2. Reliever Rosenlicht then induced a ground ball to short and the Prospects turned the 6-4-3 DP to stop the bleeding. Conry led off the Prospects’ sixth with a bunt single and was later driven in by Solomon’s two-out triple through the alley in right-center to knot it, 3-3. After Valeriano, pitching in relief for LI, struck out the side in order, the Prospects went quietly in the seventh forcing extras. Valeriano provided another 1-2-3 inning. In the bottom of the eighth, with no time remaining to begin a new inning, Conry reached on a one-out walk and stole second, and Porricelli provided the walk-off hit.

Anyone standing too close to Eric Solomon today ran the risk of bursting into flames; the Prospects hot-hitting outfielder went 6-for-6 with 8 total bases.

The Prospects Fall league play continues the weekend of 9/21. Next weekend they begin the Baseball Heaven Fall Fiesta tournament opening up Saturday night against the Diamond Spikes.


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