Despite Fewer Hits, Virginia Beach Shredders Beats Portsmouth Yardbirds
After Virginia Beach Shredders scored one run in the top of the sixth, Portsmouth Yardbirdsanswered with one of their own. Virginia Beach Shredders scored when Maddux Hoaglundsingled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Portsmouth Yardbirds then answered when Daniel Qin singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Virginia Beach Shredders took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Quinton Pertkiewicz singled on a 0-1 count, scoring two runs and an error scored one run for Virginia Beach Shredders.
William VanSickle was the winning pitcher for Virginia Beach Shredders. He lasted four innings, allowing nine hits and four runs while striking out two. Logan Sizemore threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen. Sizemore recorded the last nine outs to earn the save for Virginia Beach Shredders.
Portsmouth Yardbirds tallied 13 hits on the day. Justice Page, Cam Wallace, Bingman, and Liam Geib all had multiple hits for Portsmouth Yardbirds. Geib, Bingman, Wallace, and Page all had two hits to lead Portsmouth Yardbirds.
Virginia Beach Shredders collected 11 hits. Hoaglund, Pertkiewicz, and Stephen Felton each racked up multiple hits for Virginia Beach Shredders. Hoaglund went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Virginia Beach Shredders in hits. Virginia Beach Shredders tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Mason led the way with two.
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