After loosing their first game to team
The starting pitcher for
Gaither allowed only two hits while recording five strikeouts in five and two thirds innings of work.
In the first inning, after Gaither allowed lead off batter Ryan Puryear to reach on a base on balls, clean up batter Joe Martin delivered the first base hit of the game.
A line drive fastball to left field sent Puryear rounding third in pursuit of the games first run.
Only to be out done by
Continuing to pitch well, Gaither only allowed one more hit, while his defense only allowed one runner to advance past second.
Holding off the
As the stalemate continued, the first offensive action came in the fifth inning.
After McCranie delivered the free pass to first from Puryear, he was advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt off the bat of Hitchcock.
Moving on to third after a wild-pitch, McCranie then took home after another wild pitch, giving his team the 1-0 lead off his aggressive running; however, the Newton All Stars were unable to hang on for long.
After a late sixth inning pitching change by manager Jesse Johnston, relief pitcher Austin Fuller gave up a game-tying home run to William Worley.
Again in the seventh inning Fuller found himself in trouble after he gave up back to back singles to Puryear and L.O. Barnet.
Bringing in the go-ahead run was Tyler Long, who belted a double that scored Puryear to give
Failing to score another run after having the bases loaded, team
Looking to redeem himself on the mound in the eighth inning, Fuller's shaky control gave way to another
Joe Martin blasted a low fastball into City Pond waters to give his team the 3-2 advantage.
"I was told by my teammate, Worley, to look for something low," Martin said. "He threw a fastball down there and I got it. It hit the sweet spot, and I knew it was gone."
"They play hard,"