Athletics over Angels 14-7

Game Played on 5/8/2017 7:30 PM at Dean3
Results were reported on 5/9/2017 9:21 AM
GameID: 12312

Pitching for Athletics Pitching for Angels
NameAgePitch Count
Jack Bates1267
Colby Coghlin1135
NameAgePitch Count
Zachery Bowley1165
Maxwell Walther1133

The early may matchup between the Angels and A’s felt more like mid-March.  It was a cold night at Dean Park, but it was a great night for baseball.  These teams know each other well as they are practice partners on Saturday afternoons.  This was a back and forth game with solid pitching and defense by both squads.  We were knotted up at 1-1 after two with both Zach and Jack making quick work of their opponents.  The A’s were shorthanded with only 9 players, so they were able to turn over the lineup quickly.  They were able to string together a few hits and jumped out to a 5-1 lead after 3.

The Angles didn’t go quietly.  In the top of the 4th they finally got to Jack Bates.  The Angels had 5 players reach base in a row which resulted in plating 4 to tie up the score.  We are all tied up heading to the bottom of 4, 5-5.  We have a ball game here!  Zach Bowley retired the first two batters of the 4th then the A’s had a little two out rally to plate 3 runs on the line drive home run from Timmy (Wheels) Marshall.  8-5 after 4. 

The Angels came storming back after that in the top of the 5th with Zach Bowley ripping a double to the left center gap, eventually coming around to score later in the inning to make it 8-6.  The A’s were able to tack on some insurance runs in the 5th.

This game was great to watch because the kids put the ball in play.  There were only 5 walks total in the game and there were 20 defensive put outs between the two teams!  Well-played game boys!  Best of luck to both teams for the rest of the season!  

Angels Highlights:
Matt B – 2-3, 2RS
Benny – 3-3, RS
Zach B – 2-2, 2B,  Great Pitching Performance
Caleb J – 1-3, Solid catching with a HUGE catch on a high foul pop up.  Great Job!  

A’s Highlights
Shawn:  2-3, 3RS (including first Major’s hit)
Tim – 2-4, HR, 5RBIs
Jack – 2-4, 4IP:  8K, 1BB
Connor  - 1-3, RS (first Major’s hit)