Nationals over Royals 9-2

Game Played on 5/9/2017 5:30 PM at Cool 1
Results were reported on 5/10/2017 9:09 AM
GameID: 12322

Pitching for Nationals Pitching for Royals
NameAgePitch Count
Andrew Blanchette945
Maxwell Caputo833
Kieran Kelly913
NameAgePitch Count
George Kosheff960
Tee Hutt839
Maxwell Mitchell725

It was yet another cold gray day at the Coolidge fields. The Royals hosted the Nationals. 
Andrew Blanchette started for the Nationals and Goerge Kosheff was on the mound for the Royals.  

The Nationals would strike for 1 run as back to back hits from Max Caputo and Will Tonelli drove in James Flanagan. George bared down and struck out the final two batters to end the jam.  In the bottom of the first the Nationals flashed some great defense. Patrick Babola with a nifty catch at third base followed by two stellar fielding plays by James Flanagan at second base. 

In the Second George Kosheff would shut the Nationals down quick with a strike out and two great plays from himself fielding the ball and tossing the runner out at first. One being a long throw from the third base line! Andrew Blanchette would respond himself striking out three Royals batters keeping the score 1-0 after 2 innings!

In the Top of the third The Nationals would load them up on walks and then got a nice ball hit in play by Max Caputo. And although the Royals made a great play to make an out at third it would plate a run. Another came in on a walk to James making the score 3-0. In the bottom of the third it was all Max again, but this time on the mound, as he struck out two and quickly fielded a come-backer and threw the runner out at first. 

In the top of the fourth The Nationals would get a couple more runs fueled by a Kieran Kelly hit and a walk to Christian Prizio making it 5-0. Max continued his hot pitching getting two more strike outs and again fielding a ground ball in a mirror image of the inning before. 

In the top of the Fifth a big triple from Will Tonelli and a hit from Holden May helped the Nationals plate 4 more runs. Max Mitchell stopped the damage with two big strikeouts to end the inning! The Royals bats would finally break through the Nationals pitching with two runs from two great hits from Brady O'Connell and George. That's when the Nationals would call on their closer Kieran who came in and quickly fired in three straight strike outs to end the Royals rally! Final score 9-2 Nats. 

Another great game. Both teams yet again battled the cold as much as each other. Good luck two both teams the rest of the way and lets pray for Sunshine!!!

Game Highlights:

Royals:
Brady O'Connell  2-3 w/ 1 run
Jake Grenier 2-3

Nationals:
Will Tonelli 2-3 w/ triple and 1 run scored
Patrick Babola w 2BB and 2 runs Scored