Semi-Final Game 2
Laurel Auto Group beat Paul’s Renegades 11-5 on Saturday thanks to a three-run fourth inning.
Laurel Auto Group scored in the fourth on an RBI double by Ben Webb, an RBI double by Cory Wheeler, and an RBI double by Zac Heide.
The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to seven lead changes in the game.
Laurel Auto Group pulled out the win thanks to a strong fifth inning. A sacrifice fly by Michael Van Lenten scored Ryan Wardropper and gave Laurel Auto Group the lead for good.
Heide had a busy day at the plate, collecting three extra-base hits.
Even though Dylan Pietrantoni allowed five runs over 4 1/3 innings he still recorded the victory. He struck out none, walked two and surrendered 11 hits.
Laurel Auto Group was sparked by Heide and Webb, who teamed up for 10 hits and six RBIs.
Noah Smith was charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in five innings, walked two and struck out five.
Laurel Auto Group jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second. A double by Webb, scoring Van Lenten started the inning off.
Paul’s Renegades quickly matched Laurel Auto Group’s strong inning with a four-run inning of its own in the second. Paul’s Renegades scored on an RBI double by Dom Farina, an RBI single by Ricky Jones, an RBI single by Noah Beasley, and an RBI single by Evan Price.
Laurel Auto Group pushed one run across in each of the third, fifth and sixth. In the third, Laurel Auto Group scored on an RBI single by Luke Smeltz, bringing home Heide.
Laurel Auto Group pushed across two runs in both the eighth inning and the ninth. In the eighth, Laurel Auto Group scored on an error, plating Webb.
Laurel Auto Group tacked on another two runs in the ninth. Webb’s single got things going, scoring Alex DiRienzo. That was followed up by Heide’s single, bringing home Webb.
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