|10U USSSA Elite 32 World Series- Stealth Bombers (GA) vs Mid Atlantic Shockers (MD)|
By Jim Fream
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – For the Stealth Bombers have any chance of capturing the under-10 Division of the USSSA Elite World Series, they are going to need to continue getting solid pitching performances from Chase Patrick and Ford Townsend.
The two pitchers combined to shutdown the Mid-Atlantic Shockers, 6-2, to advance to the next round of the consolation bracket at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports on Thursday.
“The pitching performance that Ford Townsend had was by far his best of the event,” said Stealth Bombers manager Derrick Simon. “Chase Patrick did his job to allow us to get to Townsend.
“Tough to come back through the loser’s bracket,” he added. “We will throw our number one guy, Rhett Fetner, in our next game. I like our chances.”
The Stealth Bombers had the game well in hand after the first inning as they tallied four times in the frame. T.J. Reeves opened the inning with a double. Errors by the Shockers Tristan McDonough and Jacob Shockley allowed Reeves to score. Gunnar Watson walked to load the bases against starter Zack Gelof. Shardie Lucas scored on a passed ball. Another Shocker error allowed Tyler Simon and Watson to score.
“We had four errors that led to four runs in the first inning and that killed us,” said Shockers coach Cameron McDonaugh. “We played a 2-2 game after that, but that mountain was too high.”
The Stealth Bombers added single runs in the second and sixth innings.
The only blemish on the Stealth Bombers’ pitching record came in the third. Gelof singled with one out off of Patrick. He would later score on Shockley’s double to left. Shockley, who had taken third on a throw to the plate, scored on a ground out by McDonough.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 15 July 2010 22:44|