Athletix ran off with the lead late in the game in an 8-5 victory over Troy Post 43 Legends to get their NABF World Series started on Thursday. The game was tied at five with Athletix batting in the top of the fifth when Nate Fleming grounded out, scoring one run.
Athletix earned the victory despite allowing Troy Post 43 Legends to score three runs in the first inning. Their big inning was driven by doubles by Carver and Martin and a single by Miller.
Troy Post 43 Legends opened up scoring in the first inning. Carver doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
Athletix evened things up at five in the top of the fourth inning when Cam Hollobaugh grounded out, scoring one run.
Athletix notched three runs in the fourth inning. Their big inning was driven by a single by Ethan Shaw and a groundout by Hollobaugh.
Timmy Lewis was on the mound for Athletix. Lewis allowed eight hits and five runs over seven innings, striking out four.
Polen was on the pitcher’s mound for Troy Post 43 Legends. The bulldog lasted two and a third innings, allowing two hits and two runs. Baileys, Barber, and Lemaster each contributed in relief.
Matt Lockwich, Shaw, Brady Hanson, Hollobaugh, and Ty Ventresco each managed one hit to lead Athletix.
Baileys led Troy Post 43 Legends with two hits in four at bats.
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