STRUTHERS OH- The Avalanche were left saying TGIF on Friday in day 2 of the NABF World Series as they took two wins, both in dominating fashion. They shut out NEO Elite 7-0, and then smoked T3Elite 12-2.
Avalanche defeated NEO Elite 7-0 on Friday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Christian Zilli induced a fly out from Seve Cantini to finish off the game.
Avalanche secured the victory thanks to five runs in the first inning. Mason Jones, Jaret Boyer, Cam Caldararo, and Nick Osborne each had RBIs in the big inning.
Avalanche opened up scoring in the first inning. Jones singled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.
One bright spot for NEO Elite was a single by Hal Walker in the first inning.
Landin Esposito led the Avalanche to victory on the pitcher’s mound. The righthander lasted four innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out four. Zilli threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Cantini took the loss for NEO Elite. The righthander allowed three hits and six runs over one and two-thirds innings, striking out one.
Avalanche totaled ten hits. Derek Franken, Jones, and Logan Ayres each collected multiple hits. Ayres, Jones, and Franken each managed two hits to lead. Avalanche didn’t commit a single error in the field. Osborne had the most chances in the field with five.
Avalanche stole seven bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Franken led the way with two.
NEO Elite was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Eric Coode made the most plays with five.
Avalanche had no trouble on offense today, winning big over T3Elite 12-2
Avalanche got things started in the first inning. Mason Jones grounded out, scoring one run.
Avalanche scored four runs in the second inning. Isaac Criss and Jones all moved runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Jones was the winning pitcher for Avalanche. The righty allowed two hits and one run over four innings, striking out 11 and walking zero. Nick Osborne threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Coe took the loss for T3Elite. The bulldog allowed six hits and seven runs over three innings, striking out one.
Avalanche collected ten hits. Cam Caldararo and Jones all managed multiple hits. Jones and Caldararo each collected two hits to lead.
Tuchowski went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead T3Elite in hits.
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