Laurel Auto Group and Paul’s Renegades both threatened with rallies, but it was Laurel Auto Group that eventually took advantage of them in a 7-4 win at Point Stadium.
Paul’s Renegades had nine hits compared with Laurel Auto Group’s six, but Paul’s Renegades stranded nine runners on base.
Zac Heide led Laurel Auto Group’s offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He scored one run and had two RBIs. He tripled in the fourth inning.
Dylan Pietrantoni recorded the win for Laurel Auto Group. He allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings. Pietrantoni struck out two, walked four and gave up eight hits.
Don McWreath took the loss for Paul’s Renegades. He allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings, walked four and struck out two.
The top of the third saw Paul’s Renegades take an early lead, 2-0. Paul’s Renegades’ threat began with a double by Noah Beasley. A single by Cam Gerhard then moved Noah Beasley from second to third. More runs came home for Paul’s Renegades when Gerhard scored on a groundout by Raven Beeman.
Laurel Auto Group brought home one run in the third inning, and matched that run total in the sixth. In the third, Laurel Auto Group scored on a walk byNico Pecora, bringing home Danny Clark.
The game’s last lead went to Laurel Auto Group thanks to a fourth inning rally that saw five runs cross the plate on two doubles, an RBI single by Pecora, and an RBI triple by Heide.
After pushing across two runs in the top of the seventh, Paul’s Renegades faced just a 7-4 deficit. An RBI single by Kyle Droz and a sacrifice fly by Dom Farina gave Paul’s Renegades life. Tyler Drane ended the game by getting Giannini to strike out.
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