Boom improve record with another win over Monarchs
The Boom pitching staff threw very well in the opening game of their double header last Saturday. They threw five pitchers total, giving up three runs all game. Jefferson Casillas (Montgomery) started the game throwing two innings, only allowing one hit and one walk. In the top of the third Dylon Romano (Seminole State) came in to hold the Monarchs from scoring. With a walk from Scott Reeves (Daytona State) and singles by both Zack Swift (Concordia) and Cody Green (Daytona State), the Boom finally put a run on the board. This is when the Boom woke up offensively. Jake Allen (West Virginia Tech) started the next inning off with a double. After a walk to Justice Candelario (Santa Fe), Ryan Savitt (Davis Elkins) hit a double scoring two. Charlie Vari (High Point) and Allende Gil (Pensacola State) hit back to back singles allowing Savitt to score. After Gil stole second, Rody Webb (Florida Southern) singled to score both Vari and Allende, capping off a five-run inning for the Boom making the score 6-0. At this point, the Monarchs mounted a comeback in the top of the fifth. Drake Rodriguez (St. Peterburg) started with a single, Reid Lisle (Undecided) walked, and Edgar Alvarez (Seminole State) singled to load the bases. This is when Weston Eberly (Columbia) drew a walk to score Rodriquez. Brock Berry (Joliet Junior) closed the inning out with a single to move Alvarez and Eberly across the plate making the score 6-3. During the last inning Andy Allison (Undecided) came in to close, he loaded the bases, but eventually struck out the last two batters to claim the save and the victory for the Boom.
Thunder pull off nail biter win
In this low scoring contest both starters threw deep into the ball game. Connor Frank (Tampa), of Lake Mary, threw five innings giving up three runs on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts. His counterpart, Nick Grice (Lake Sumter), threw four innings giving up zero runs on zero hits with three walks and four strikeouts. Frank gave up two runs in the first. He began by walking the leadoff batter Ariel Martinez (Saint Leo), follow by Alexis Quevedo (Talladega) and Jake Blair (Santa Fe) hitting back to back singles to load the bases up. This is when Alexander Morales (Milligan) came up to hit a double scoring Martinez and Quevedo. The following inning Brice Mortillaro (Undecided), in his first game with the Thunder, hit a home run to start his Futures League season. The Thunder gave up a couple of runs, in the fifth and sixth innings, due to poor pitching. Lake Mary eventually fell to Leesburg losing 3-2 in the end.