Good Grades Against A's

Posted by Long Island Prospects on Apr 07 2014 at 12:43PM PDT in 2014 Spring-Summer

Garden City, NY – The 14U LI Prospects got off to a pretty good start for 2014 with a 14-8 win over the Garden City Athletics in NJBL Spring 15U American league play. The 9-inning game counts as two in the standings.

With limited pitching available due to many players using pitch-count during the week with their school teams, the Prospects put together a patchwork of five pitchers over nine innings who limited the A’s to just 4 hits. The ’Spects bats, on the other hand, got hot early and produced 15 knocks on the day including 5 doubles.

After jumping out to a 5-0 lead after the 1st inning, the Prospects gave one back in the 2nd and led 5-1. The A’s charged back in the 3rd when 4 hits, a couple of walks and some sketchy defense led to 7 runs for Garden City to put them ahead 8-5. But the ‘Spects tightened it up, not allowing an A’s hit the rest of the way, and scoring 3 in the 5th to tie it, 4 in the 8th, and 2 in the 9th.

Offensive highlights were provided by Nick Valeriano (4-5, 1 RBI, 3 R), Matt Conry (2-2, 2 2B, 3 BB, 1 RBI, 4 R), and Alex Rodriguez (3-5, 3 2B, 6 RBI, 1 R).


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