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Sitting at second place in the Hernandez Division, the Avalanche took part in a pair of divisional matchups Saturday morning.


Knightline (5-11) started the scoring in the top of the second when they had a man reach on an error who would later come across to score off an Andrew McRoberts triple to deep right field. McRoberts would later score himself thanks to an RBI single by Aiden Thompson.

Trailing by 2, the Avalanche finally got the bats going in the bottom half of the third. A leadoff walk from Richie Preston saw the first man reach, then a passed ball and a steal of third allowed Austin Ward to single home their first run of the ball game. Julian Trott would then put down a bunt single before both Trott and Ward would be bunted into scoring position.

After Reese Henderson would draw a walk, a basehit by Lucas Cummings saw everyone advance a bag to knot things up at 2 before a 2RBI double from Jake Mattocks saw the Avalanche take their first lead of the game.

The Avalanche would go on to score an additional 5 runs in for the game, securing their first victory of the day, 11-4.



Richie Preston 2-for-2, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBIs, 1 run scored

Julian Trott – 3-for-4, 2 runs scored, 1 stolen base


Andrew McRoberts – 2-for-4, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 1 run scored

Aiden Thompson – 2-for-2, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored


Fresh off their game 1 victory, the Avalanche had to turn around and face the league leading Astro Falcons (14-2). Just as their opponents, Knightline, did in the first leg of the double header, Astro plated one in the first. With two outs, Luca Ricchiuti drew a walk, stole a base, then was brought around to score off an RBI single by Bo Fornataro.

The Avalanche struck back quickly in the bottom frame. Plating three in their first trips to the platehighlighted by an RBI triple by Richie Preston. The scoring continued to come in bunches for the Avalanche, scoring 2 in the 2nd before another 3 in the 4th.

Four different players took the mound in their eventual 8-4 victory, with the win going to Keegan Balla. The Avalanche arms combined for a total of just 2 strikeouts and allowed 8 hits.

With their sweep of the day, the Avalanche (10-6)cement their 2nd place spot in the division with just 3 games left to play.



Jake Mattocks – 2-for-3, 1 double, 4 RBIs, 1 run scored

Richie Preston – 1-for-3, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 1 run scored


Jay Michael Wrona – 1-for-3, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 1 run scored

Bo Fornataro – 2-for-4, 1 RBI


*Contributed by YSN’s Jamie Thomson

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