FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
At Estadio Jose Pepito Bonano in Guaynabo, the Ripken League Stars played to a 4-4 tie after ten innings with the Juncos, a team of college, junior college, and Puerto Rican Double-A ballplayers, when the Juncos ran out of pitchers for the game.
Down 1-0, Alex Frederick (University of North Carolina-Greensboro/Baltimore Redbirds) doubled home Stuart MacInnes (University of Texas-Pan American/Rockville Express), who tripled with two outs in the second inning, to tie the game.
After falling behind again, Frederick walked, stole second, and scored on an error to re-tie the game in the fifth. Down again in the eighth (this time by two), Austin Harclerode (Towson University/Bethesda Big Train) reached on an error and scored on a single by Nick Vickerson (Mississippi State University/Bethesda Big Train). Two more singles — by Frank Florio (Tulane University/Baltimore Redbirds) and Will Davis (University of Pennsylvania/Alexandria Aces) — plated Vickerson.
The Ripken League stranded a lead-off triple by Jarrod Parks (Mississippi State University/Bethesda Big Train) in the ninth. On the mound, Jordan Beistline (Jacksonville State (AL) University/Bethesda Big Train) started and went four innings, allowing two runs (one unearned) on six hits with three strikeouts.
Josh Schneider (Morehead State University/Bethesda Big Train) followed with three innings, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Pat Devlin (Rider University/Herndon Braves) pitched a perfect eighth with one strikeout, and Bryan Hamilton (University of North Carolina-Charlotte/Bethesda Big Train) tossed the last two, allowing one hit and striking out four.
Ripken League pitchers have now tallied 49 strikeouts over three games (28 innings).
The Ripken League is now 2-0-1 in three games, with their last game tonight to wrap up the Puerto Rico series.
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