A back and forth series continued in the Black and Blue games, however, this time it was never close, as Team Blue had two different 4 run innings in a whitewash 8-0 thrashing of Team Black.
Will Tillery started and delivered all day for Coach Duhaime, as he tossed 6 complete strong innings, scattering 4 hits and striking out 5.
Both teams traded zeroes for the first two innings, however, Blue busted through on Black starter, Bryce Conley, as 7 free passes became his undoing. Drew Lingo got things going with a hit by pitch, and scored on Tyler Lynn’s double. Two walks and fielder’s choice later, MJ Rookard delivered and RBI single, with Tanner Davis notching a sacrifice fly, Nolan Greckel ended the scoring and Conley’s day with an RBI walk to give Blue a 4-0 lead.
Meanwhile, Tillery simply cruised and dominated, limiting the Black Squad with virtually zero scoring opportunities in his 6 magnificent innings.
Austin Thomas relieved Conley in the third and stablized the game for the next 2 innings, keeping the score at 4-0 and withing reach. However, the base on balls, came back to haunt him, as well, as he allowed back to back walks to start the 7th to Nolan Greckel and Lingo. Lynn followed with his second run scoring double of the game. Another walk to JT Thomas ended Austin Thomas’s day. JD Brown came in to put out the fire, allowing 2 sac flies another run scoring single to Rookard and a groundout.
Once the dust settled, Blue had the game in hand with an 8-0 lead, as Coach Duhaime handed the ball over to Jordan Lee, who punched out 2 hitters to finish the game and once again, give Team Blue the series lead at 3 games to 2.
Although there was not much offensively to tell about with Team Black, Grayson Ivey, however, continued his hot streak, as he collected two more hits in a 2 for 3 effort.