Offense Carries RBA South Phillies Over Bel Air Braves 14-4

RBA South Phillies score in four out of six innings to seal victory

CARY, N.C. - RBA South Phillies offense paced them to victory as they defeated Bel Air Braves 14-4, enforcing the run-rule in the second Game of the Day on Friday at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.

Bel Air Braves were first to get on the board in the top of the first after Conner Propes doubled to left field to give Bel Air Braves a 1-0 lead. RBA South Phillies responded with three runs in the bottom of the second, thanks to an RBI-single from Matthew Rollins, as well as two runners crossing the plate from a wild pitch and stealing home.

In the bottom of the third, RBA South Phillies kept the pressure on by adding four more runs, making the score 7-1. Bel Air Braves cut the deficit to five when Tommy Harrison hit an RBI-single to right field. Rollins earned his second RBI in the bottom of the fifth with a hard-hit grounder that found the left field grass. Bel Air Braves were able to tack on two final runs in the top of the sixth. RBA South Phillies sealed the game with a six-run sixth inning. 

Logan Janney and Matthews led RBA South Phillies on offense, both with two hits and two RBIs. Will Carter earned the win for RBA South Phillies after almost going the distance with 5.1 innings pitched. Collin Palmieri suffered the loss for Bel Air Braves.

The Bel Air Braves are set to take on Canes Barbour while RBA South Phillies will play NCBA White tomorrow.

Key Moments

• With a runner in scoring position and two away in the first, Conner Propes doubled on a line drive to left field to drive in the first run of the ballgame and give Bel Air Braves the 1-0 lead.
• RBA South Phillies tied the game up in the bottom of the second when Matthew Rollins hit a hard ground ball to left field that brought home Devan Butler. 
• During the next at bat, Samuel Poore was able to score on a wild pitch and take the lead for RBA South Phillies.
• During the next at bat, Rollins, who was on third, was able to steal home on a throw to second. 
• In the bottom of the third, Wade Haney hit a hard ground ball second, scoring Ryan Garrison
• In the same inning, Haney and Logan Janney both reached home on wild pitches, while Butler stole home on a throw to second, bringing the score to 7-1. 
• After hitting a stand-up double to the fence in right field, Christopher Brown crossed the plate when Tommy Harrison hit a line-drive RBI-single to right field.
• Bel Air Braves cut the deficit to four after an RBI-single from William Hagan and a run scored by Cole Saxon on a wild pitch
• In the sixth, RBA South Phillies put together three hits to score five runs and make it a 12-4 game.

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