STRUTHERS, OH- The Ohio Longhorns and the Avalanche battled on Cene #1 in the first game of NABF World Series Pool Play. The Longhorns came out swinging, and kept the lead the entire way to win game 1.
The Longhorns scored 3 runs in the first inning to jump out in front. Damien Presser hit an RBI double to score the third run of the inning. The Avalanche came right back to plate 2 runs in the first, on an RBI single by Hunter Jones. The Ohio Longhorns got 2 more runs in the second inning with another RBI double, but this time by Carter Duley. Once again Avalanche countered to score 2 more runs on an RBI knock by Layne Rider.
It was a 6-5 Longhorn lead after the fourth inning, and both bullpens would compete to win the game. The Ohio Longhorns reliever Bradee Blankenship tossed 3 scoreless innings, to seal the deal for the Longhorns. Although the team lost, Avalanche reliever Layne Rider tossed 4 innings of relief, giving up just 1 run and striking out 4 batters.
The Ohio Longhorns out hit the Avalanche 10-9, picking up the slim 1 run victory of 6-5. Both teams return to action tomorrow at Bob Cene Park. Catch all 4 games on YSNLive.com