Laurel Auto Group lost a battle of the bats on Tuesday at Point Stadium, falling short in a 18-8 ballgame against Martella’s Pharmacy.
Keirn got the win for Martella’s Pharmacy despite allowing eight runs over four innings. He struck out three, walked none and surrendered 12 hits.
Martella’s Pharmacy easily handled Laurel Auto Group pitching as six hitters combined for 11 hits, 14 RBIs and 16 runs scored.
Home runs for Martella’s Pharmacy came when Cooper homered in the third inning, Nate Negri homered in the fourth inning, and Strasiser homered in the sixth inning.
Matt Kochasic ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed 10 runs in 2 1/3 innings, walked five and struck out one.
The top of the first saw Laurel Auto Group take an early lead, 1-0. Laurel Auto Group got things going when Ben Webb singled. A single by Zac Heide then moved Webb from first to third.
Martella’s Pharmacy went up for good in the first, scoring three runs on three singles.
Martella’s Pharmacy scored four runs in each of the second, third and sixth. In the second, Martella’s Pharmacy scored on an RBI double by Anthony Fanelli, scoring Nate Negri.
Four runs in the top of the third helped Laurel Auto Group close its deficit to 7-5. An RBI double by Webb and a three-run home run by Mike Nowicki gave Laurel Auto Group life. Keirn ended the inning by getting Jon White to ground out.
Three runs in the top of the fifth helped Laurel Auto Group close its deficit to 14-8. A two-run double by White and an RBI double by Nathan Mori fueled Laurel Auto Group’s comeback. Martella’s Pharmacy stopped the rally after Supanick got Webb to ground out.
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