JV Baseball: Wizards lose in 8 innings!
The Wizards Junior Varsity lost in extra innings to the Bulldogs of Westerly, 9-8.
Despite holding a four run advantage thru six innings, the Wizards could not hold of a Westerly rally in the bottom of the seventh inning. After scoring four times in the seventh on three hits and three Wizard errors, Westerly secured the league win with a run in the bottom of the eighth inning with two out on a hit batsman with the bases loaded.
In the top of the first inning, the Wizards scored two runs on two out doubles by Max Motroni and Matt Grosso.
After allowing the Bulldogs to take the lead 3-2, West Warwick came back with three runs on hits by Garrett DeBlois (single), Max Motroni (r.b.i. triple), Nathan Lacroix (r.bi. single), and a sacrifice fly by Kurtis Melvin.
The Wizards added two more runs to their lead in the top of the fifth inning on hits by Domenic Bisceglio (lead off single), Matt Grosso (r.b.i. single), Kurtis Melvin (r.b.i. single), and a sacrifice bunt by Nathan Grandchamp.
Offensively, the Wizards were led by Max Motroni (3/3, double, triple, 3 r.b.i.'s), Matt Grosso (2 for 4, 2 runs scored, and 2 r.b.i.'s), Dom Bisceglio (1/4), Kurtis Melvin (1/2, 2 r.b.i.'s), Jim Thornton (1/4), Brent Reed (1/1), Garrett DeBlois (1/3, 2 runs scored), and Nathan Lacroix (1/1, 1 r.b.i.)
Pitching for the Wizards were Steve Courtemanche (2 1/3 innings with 2 earned runs on 3 hits), Kurtis Melvin (2 2/3 innings with no earned runs on 2 hits), Cam Genest (2 innings of 3-hit relief), and Scott Tallo (one earned run in one inning of relief.