April 20, 2017
AL Game 17

Sposato Homes    16
Coldwell Banker    10

Coldwell Banker couldn't overcome the illness and injury bug and fell to Sposato Thursday night 16-10. Sposato jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first when Will Cohen (single), Ben (walk), Cooper Biddle (2RBI triple), and Nate Evert (RBI triple) all scored. Trent picked up an RBI on a sacrifice to score Evert.

Coldwell got two singles from Sean Gorman and Avi Patel but did not score in the first. Sposato tacked on another run when Matt led off with a walk and, after Patel struck out the next two batters, Will Cohen hit an RBI triple to make it 5-0.

Coldwell got one back in the bottom half of the second. Jack Gill (walk), Joe Arizin (walk), and Matt Halpin (HBP), loaded the bases for Shawn Welsh who had an RBI single to score Gill. But Coldwell left the bases loaded. Sposato added another run in the third. Biddle laced a singled to left. Evert, Aiden Naugle, and Maeve Brophy walked. Evert was thrown out at second on a sacrifice grounder from Trent, but Biddle scored to make it 6-1 Sposato. Jason DiRita (single) and Gill (walk) each stole three bags and Coldwell cut the lead to 6-3. But Sposato added four more in the fourth. Cohen (walk), Ben (RBI double), Biddle (walk), and Evert (2RBI single) all scored in the inning to stretch the Sposato lead to 10-3.

Coldwell lost two players to injury during the game and was down to 8 players, so Gavin DiRita stepped in to help. All he did was go 2-2 with two triples! His first came with Tristan McLean (walk) on base. Mike Phillips then singled to score Gavin and it was 10-5. But Sposato just kept coming. Sposato used four hits and three walks to score 5 to make it 15-5. Coldwell needed to score to avoid the 10-run rule and they responded with their biggest inning. Jack Gill (walk) stole third and home to avoid the 10-run defeat. Arizin (walk), Ryan Gauffreau (walk), and Tristan McLean (walk), all scored on a bases-clearing triple from Gavin DiRita. DiRita was stranded and it was 15-9 heading to the 6th. Brophy crushed a triple and scored on an RBI single from Trent. But Luke Broomall grounded to second base and was thrown out at first. Patel then turned and threw to the plate to Gill who tug out Trent for an inning-ending 4-3-2 double play! Gill singled and wound up on second after an errant throw.

After stealing third, he also stole home for the third time in the game. But that was the end of the scoring and Sposato came away with the 16-10 victory. Big Blue will take on SAM Construction Saturday afternoon.

Pitch Counts:
    Evert 77
    Graci 35
    Cohen 17

    Patel 80
    DiRita 31
    Arizin 19
    Philips 20