Tuesday afternoon recaps

Tuesday Afternoon Recaps

Philly, Altoona, and Boston remain undefeated

The second afternoon of the 71st AAABA tournament is complete. Here are quick recaps for each game. Line scores have been compiled from various reports and are available on our game day page.

Philadelphia 5 - 3 New Orleans

This was one of our picks for games to see today, and it looks like it lived up to the hype. Owen Magee gave the Boosters a lead in the bottom of the third with an inside-the-park home run (which is not unheard of at Lilly). However, the Bandits came right back with 3 in the fourth inning. They added a couple more in the 8th inning which proved to be the deciding factor as Philadelphia defeated New Orleans 5-3. Philadelphia advances to the upper bracket final against Altoona, while New Orleans will play the new-look Baltimore franchise in an elimination game.

Altoona 7 - 3 New Brunswick 

Kane McCall pitched a complete game for Altoona as his Wise Trailer Sales team knocked off New Brunswick 7-3 at Fichtner Field. His third inning did no go smoothly, as a walk and two hit batsmen loaded the bases for the New Brunswick Matrix. Andrew Niech hit a 2-run single to centerfield to put the Matrix up 2-0. But Altoona hit three singles and took advantage of a throwing error to take the lead 4-2. Cy Treaster's single in the seventh extended their lead.

Altoona advances to the winners bracket final against Philadelphia, while New Brunswick drops to the losers bracket against defending champions Chicago-Metro.

Boston 3 - 0 Livonia

All the action came in the top of the third as the BASE Astros put 3 runs across. Pitchers Jovan Henriquez and Nick Powers contributed to the shut out as Boston remains undefeated in their first tournament. Livonia will now play Columbus is an elimination game. Boston will play the winner of tonight's Johnstown / Buffalo match, which begins at 7pm at the Point Stadium.

   
Boston BASE Astros Livonia Hurricanes Boston BASE Astros

Columbus 11 - 0 Brooklyn in 8 innings

The Jets soared past the Rams in only 8 innings by rallying for 3 and 4 runs in the final two innings, respectively. Tyler Cowles hit a solo home run for the Jets in the sixth inning. The loss eliminates Brooklyn from the tournament. Columbus stays alive to play Livonia.

 Baltimore 9 - 6 Cleveland 

Cleveland broke the ice with a run in the first, but a determined Baltimore crew stormed back with 3 runs in the 3rd and 4 runs in the 4th. The Blaze are eliminated from the tournament with this loss, while Baltimore stays alive to play the powerful New Orleans squad. This was the first win in Johnstown for the Presstman Cardinals who are representing Baltimore for the first time this year.

     
Baltimore's Presstman Cardinals Baltimore's Presstman Cardinals Cleveland Blaze fielding against Baltimore

Chicago-Metropolitan 4 - 3 Flood City

The defending champs avoided elimination thanks to RBIs from Peter Doughty and Kevin Coppin in the bottom of the eighth, which gave them the winning run. Chicago scored their first run courtesy a dropped ball in the first, but Rick Jones singled in Ben Webb to tie the game for Flood City in the third. Chicago went back on top in the fifth as Jack Lasswell scored during another fielding error, but Laurel Auto scored twice in the sixth. Rick Jones came home on a wild pitch to tie the game, and Nico Pecora's single gave them the lead until the eighth.

With the loss, Flood City is eliminated from the tournament. Chicago advances to play New Brunswick.

Youngstown 17 - 7 Chicago-South Shore

Bus problems for Chicago delayed the start of the game, but a 10-run mercy-rule ended it early. Youngstown scored 8 runs in the second inning, but gave 6 of them right back in the 3rd. That included several well hit balls from Chicago, but also a bases loaded walk and some sloppy fielding. In the bottom of the third, Youngstown scored five times and took advantage of lazy infielding from the All Stars to rebuild their league to 13-7.

Chicago-South Shore's losing streak has now been extended to 20 games. Youngstown will play the loser of tonight's Johnstown / Buffalo game.

   
Youngstown Creekside Crocodiles Youngstown fielding against Chicago Chicago-South Shore

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