April 12, 2017
AL Game 9
Sposato Homes 15
Coldwell Banker 4
Big Blue took one on the chin Wednesday night suffering their first loss of the young season to Sposato, 15-4. Coldwell could not wake up their bats and failed to record a hit on the evening. The game ended after four innings due to the 10-run rule.
Matt Halpin was effective on the mound striking out the first batter he faced and he gave up just three runs in the first. But some Sposato hits coupled with some spotty Coldwell defense in the second resulted in a big inning. Jack Gill came on in relief and allowed some inherited runners (and some of his own) to score. When the dust settled it was 13-0 Sposato after 2. Coldwell did respond with four runs in the top half of the third. Gavin DiRita (walk), Otis Farnan (walk), Mike Phillips (HBP), and Jack Gill (walk) all scored in the inning. The final run came on a Joe Arizin sacrifice grounder. In the bottom half of the third, Shawn Welsh stabbed a pop up at third and Gill recorded two strikeouts to keep the score at 13-4.
Gavin DiRita reached base on a walk again in the top half of the fourth but was stranded. Gill stayed on the hill and was helped early in the inning by two great plays by Mike Phillips at second base. But Gill threw an errant throw to first when the third batter hit a sharp come-backer to him. The next three batters doubled, singled, and singled again and Sposato plated two more runs. Despite another nice defensive play by Jason DiRita at shortstop, when the dust settled and the inning ended, the Realtors were the victims of the 10-run rule.
Coldwell will be back in action Saturday morning at 9:30 against Murtagh Bros. Plenty of good seats are still available.
Everett – 36
Broomall – 34
Graci – 17