Wood's Walkoff Seals The Deal In Midwest Smash 8U Victory Over Pacesetters
A walk-off double led Midwest Smash 8U past Pacesetters 13-12 on Friday. The game was tied at 12 with Midwest Smash 8U batting in the bottom of the sixth when Brady W doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Despite falling down by four runs in the fourth inning, Pacesetters tried to fight back. Pacesetters scored three runs in the failed comeback on a triple by #18 and a triple by #42.
Pacesetters got things moving in the first inning, when #3 doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.
Midwest Smash 8U tallied nine runs in the fourth inning. Midwest Smash 8U's big inning was driven by singles by Aiden M, Owen C, Hudson H, and Braxton B, a walk by Brody A, a fielder's choice by Jonas S, and a double by Brady.
Pacesetters scored four runs in the third inning. #18 and #42 all drove in runs in the frame.
Owen earned the victory on the pitcher's mound for Midwest Smash 8U. He went three innings, allowing four runs on four hits and striking out seven.
#7 took the loss for Pacesetters. He went two-thirds of an inning, allowing one run on one hit and striking out two.
#18 started the game for Pacesetters. He lasted five innings, allowing 11 hits and 12 runs while striking out 13. Aiden started the game for Midwest Smash 8U. He allowed ten hits and eight runs over three innings, striking out five.
Midwest Smash 8U tallied 12 hits on the day. Aiden, Braxton, Brady, and Hudson all managed multiple hits for Midwest Smash 8U. Aiden led Midwest Smash 8U with three hits in four at bats. Midwest Smash 8U didn't commit a single error in the field. Brady had seven chances in the field, the most on the team.
Pacesetters collected 14 hits on the day. #18, #4, #42, and #7 each managed multiple hits for Pacesetters. Pacesetters was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. #1 made the most plays with 15. Pacesetters stole 13 bases during the game as four players stole more than one. #7 led the way with four.
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