Stars Earn First Win of Series in Finale of 13U/14U ADP Series

Seven different players in the Stars lineup collected a hit
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Stripes 2 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 10 8 3
Stars 0 4 3 3 4 0 1 1 16 7 4
Win: Titan Targac |  Loss: Mateo Villanueva |  Save: None
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CARY, N.C. - After being on the wrong side of a pair of offensive outbursts on the first two days of the 2021 13U/14U Athlete Development Program Series, the Stars took down the Stripes, 16-10, in the final game of the series on Thursday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.

The Stripes got off to a quick start, scoring three runs in the first two innings before the Stars tallied seven runs in the next two innings to take a commanding lead. Seven different players in the Stars lineup notched a hit, including Josiah Hartshorn (1-for-1), who also had two RBIs. Jaiden Lo Re (1-for-1) reached base in all four of his plate appearances, walking three times.

The Stripes had a trio of multi-hit games. Dean Hannah (2-for-4), Gavin Fien (2-for-4), James Tronstein (2-for-3) all had a pair of hits in the game. Despite the loss, the Stripes out-hit the Stars, 8-7.

Titan Targac earned the win for the Stars, striking out seven in 2.1 innings of work. The loss went to Mateo Villanueva, who started for the Stripes.

Key Moments

  • Tronstein led off the game with a double before Luke Pappano struck out the following two batters. With two outs and Tronstein on second, Ryan Harwood singled to drive in a run an open the scoring, and then eventually scored on Gavin Fien's RBI-single to make it 2-0 Stripes.
  • In the second inning, Bubba Coleman drew a walk, stole a base, and scored on Tronstein's single to give the Stripes a 3-0 lead.
  • Colt Springall and Targac led off the bottom of the second inning with walks before a double steal put them in scoring position. After a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases for the Stars, Nikko Taylor walked to score a run before two more runs crossed home plate to put the Stars in front, 4-3.
  • The Stars lead was extended to 7-3 in the third when Lo Re and Isaiah Ibarra both scored on an error. 
  • After the Stripes trimmed the lead to 7-5, a sacrifice fly by Brady Murrietta plated another run, and Donovan Jeffrey followed with a triple down the right field line to score another run for the Stars. Hartshorn drove in Jeffrey with a single to make it 10-5, Stars.
  • Thanks to a handful of walks in the bottom of the fifth, Team Stars took a 14-5 lead before Team Stripes capitalized on a pair of errors and rallied for a five-run sixth to make it a 14-10 lead for the Stars.
  • With the bases loaded in the seventh, Quentin Young drove in a run with an RBI single to make it 15-10, Stars. The Stripes added a run in the bottom of the eighth to take a six-run lead, which they would hold onto to win.


Notable Information

  • The Stripes conclude the series 2-1, while the Stars finished at 1-2.
  • The Stars scored at least three runs in four consecutive innings in the win, putting up 14 runs in those four frames
  • The two teams combined to score 62 runs in the three-game series.



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