Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Region Wins Slugfest Over Great Lakes Region

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Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair Wednesday as Mid-Atlantic outscored Great Lakes 13-10 in six innings.

The teams banged out 26 hits hits between them, as well as 11 for extra bases.

Jude Abbadessa pulled double duty, leading Mid-Atlantic on both offense and defense in the win.

Abbadessa racked up six RBIs on five hits for Mid-Atlantic. He homered in the second inning, doubled in the third and fourth innings, and singled in the first and fifth innings.

Abbadessa was in control on the rubber. Great Lakes managed just two hits off of Abbadessa, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out two during his 2 2/3 innings of work.

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Mid-Atlantic starter Ryan Harlost struggled, allowing eight in 3 1/3 innings, but the bullpen gave up two runs and the offense banged out 14 to pick up the slack and secure the win for Mid-Atlantic.

The game was back-and-forth heading into the fifth, with six lead changes.

Mid-Atlantic finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fifth inning. Mid-Atlantic scored on an RBI single by Jordan Owens off Jackson Moore, plating Jack Hopko.

Moore was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, walked four, struck out four, and allowed five runs.

Great Lakes jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Great Lakes got a spark in the form of a Devin Obee double, before before Carson Myers homered, scoring Obee and Spencer Newman.

Mid-Atlantic pushed across two runs in both the first inning and the fourth. In the first, Mid-Atlantic scored on a walk by Hopko, scoring Abbadessa.

Mid-Atlantic put up three runs in each of the second, third and fifth. In the second, Mid-Atlantic scored on a two-run home run by Abbadessa, bringing home Michael Mancini.

Mid-Atlantic scored on an RBI double by Abbadessa and a two-run single by Conner Rush.

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