WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a recent Wilmington Little League game summary:
AAA: Astros vs. Giants on Tuesday, May 21 at Boutwell Field
The Giants were ready for their game with the Astros on Tuesday with Luke Hurley taking the hill. He put on a masterful performance racking up the Ks in three solid innings. Damaino Dicenso came in to finish out the game with a couple of strong innings of his own. Defensively for the Giants, Caden Meritt and Joey Cavanaugh helped keep order on the base paths. And speaking of base paths, Brendan Cohen picked up his first two steals of the season with some fierce running after a good piece of hitting. Behind the plate, Ethan Lydon made a number of good stops while his brother Gabe did the same in the outfield. Jake Gryglik started for the Astros, striking out four in two innings and making a play on the mound for his second straight dominant performance. Andrew Santo pitched the next two innings, striking out three and making three plays in the field. One of them involved tagging the runner out while covering the plate after a great throw from catcher Joey Fennelly who was retrieving the ball from the backstop. Fennelly later closed the game on the mound and for the second straight game, he was involved in a strange double play. After a strikeout, he fielded a bloop and when there was confusion between two runners at third base, he just chased them down and tagged them both out to end the game. Kevin Pruslin, Dylan Costantiello, Tony Cummings, and John Roofe were among others who flashed leather as well, making plays to further the team’s cause. Cummings had a breakout game at the plate with a double and two singles, setting the pace for the offense. Gryglik, Owen Wills, Pruslin, Costantiello, Cael Considine, Roofe, and Santo contributed singles throughout the game as well. Connor Jamieson walked once, and Patrick Moriarty had an interesting day at the plate, reaching three times, twice after being hit by pitches. Fennelly had one of the hardest hits of the day, drilling a ball into right field. One of the beauties of Little League baseball is the unpredictability of each game and both teams saw that firsthand this day.
(NOTE: Summaries provided by the Wilmington Little League.)
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