Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00
Blue Devils refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Frozen Ropes, recording a 17-7 victory at Eisenhower Park recently.
Ten runs in the first three innings allowed Blue Devils to put the game away early.
An RBI single by Julian Belardo, a two-run home run by Ethan Libonati, a walk by Emmanuel Ajewole, a two-run single by Justin Obidienzo, an RBI double by Steven Brendel and an RBI single by Phil Iandoli in the second inning helped Blue Devils put some runs on the board early.
Libonati put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for Blue Devils. Brendel looked sharp on the mound. He held Frozen Ropes hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.
Blue Devils piled on two more runs in the top of the fifth. A clutch strike out scored Iandoli, to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up with a steal of home by Ajewole. Blue Devils increased their lead with five runs in the sixth.
A sacrifice fly scored Matthew Cipolla for the inning’s first run. That was followed up with a steal of home by Libonati.
A 14-run explosion in the first inning spurred Blue Devils to a 21-1 win in four innings over Frozen Ropes at Eisenhower Park field four in the second game. Belardo racked up three RBIs on two hits for Blue Devils. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the second inning.Ethan Libonati got the win for Blue Devils. He allowed one run over four innings. Libonati struck out eight, walked three and gave up two hits.
Blue Devils hitting streak continued, as six hitters combined for 11 hits, 11 RBIs and 15 runs scored. Blue Devils increased its lead with seven runs in the second. A bases-loaded walk scored Emmanuel Ajewole for the inning’s first run. That was followed up by Belardo’s single, bringing home Obidienzo and Michael Hayes.