Thursday’s game against Smiley’s was a heartbreaker for Laurel Auto Group Pony, as they lost the lead late in an 8-5 defeat. The game was tied at five with Smiley’s batting in the top of the seventh when Martyak singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
Smiley’s opened up scoring in the first inning. Vranich drove in one when he singled.
In the top of the sixth inning, Smiley’s tied things up at five when.
Laurel Auto Group Pony notched four runs in the third inning. Laurel Auto Group Pony’s offense in the inning came from a single by Mason Kargo and a double by Isaac Jubina.
Jaber led things off on the mound for Smiley’s. He lasted seven innings, allowing eight hits and five runs while striking out seven.
Jubina toed the rubber for Laurel Auto Group PONY. He went five innings, allowing three runs on three hits and striking out 12. Josh Blanchetti threw two innings out of the bullpen.
Laurel Auto Group PONY racked up eight hits on the day. Blanchetti and Garrett Harrold all managed multiple hits for Laurel Auto Group PONY. Harrold and Blanchetti all had two hits to lead Laurel Auto Group PONY.
Smiley’s scattered nine hits in the game. Fox, Vranich, and Fetchko all managed multiple hits for Smiley’s. Fox went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Smiley’s in hits.