MOSQUITO > Lizzies Top A’s 12-10


SHAKEN, BUT NOT STIRRED > Despite giving up a pair of runs, Lizzies closer Julian (5) struck out two in the bottom of the fourth to extinguish the A's tenacious comeback rally and seal the deal on a hard fought win.

SHAKEN, BUT NOT STIRRED > Despite giving up a pair of runs, Lizzies closer Julian (5) struck out two in the bottom of the fourth to extinguish the A’s pesky comeback rally and seal the deal on a hard fought win.

Game Post composed with files from Devon Forbes and Richard Park

Beneath a layer of warm and sunny skies, the Lizzies defeated the A’s 12-10 in four innings of Mosquito Division play this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 3.

Here is a Lizzies account of the game:

  • The Lizzies came out blazing in the top of the first. After Kazou (10) and Dajuan (7) got base with walks, Jamie (15) provided the Lizzies with a triple driving in two runs. Unfortunately, Jamie tried to stretch it to an inside the park home run and was gunned down at home plate. However, Felix (3) was able to start another Lizzies rally with a base hit. Felix then was able to steal second and third base and was driven home by Sam’s (12) clutch base hit giving the Lizzies a comfortable 3-0 lead.
  • In the top second inning, after back to back two out walks to Liam (11) and Sebastian (2), the Lizzies were able to cash them in with RBI’s from Kazou (10) and Dajuan (7) to take back the lead at 5-4.
  • Lizzies reliever Kazou (10) pitched masterfully in the bottom of the second by holding the A’s off the scoreboard by striking out two batters.
  • Lizzies discipline at the plate was on display again in the top of the third when Sam, Luca P. (1), Eli (4) and Thomas (13) were able to get respective walks to help push the Go Go Lizzies lead to 6-4. With the bases loaded, Liam (11) was able to drive in a run with an infield single. The inning was capped off with a double by Sebastian which brought home two more runs to give the Lizzies a 9-4 lead.
  • With the Lizzes holding a slender 9 -8 lead in the top of the fourth, they were able to push home three insurance runs. Luca C. (14) set the table by getting on base with a single and a steal of second base. Julian (5) followed with a walk to put two ducks on the pond. Both runners came home to score on Kazou’s base hit (2 for 2, with a walk, 2 RBI’s and two runs scored). The inning was finished by Felix’s RBI single which brought Kazou home to roost and give the Lizzies a 12- 8 lead.
  • In the bottom of the fourth, Lizzies closer Julian (5) was up to the task of keeping the Athletics at bay. Although the pesky A’s did put up a fight and were able to score two runs to cut the deficit to two, Julian was able to snuff out the rally and strike out the last two batters to preserve the win for the Lizzies.

Here is an Athletics summary of the proceedings:

  • In the top of the first, A’s starter Yonah (1) was able to pitch an effective inning with with strikeouts giving up three runs. Yonah was helped out by an outstanding throw out at home plate by the A’s defense. After a hard hit shot up the middle by the Lizzies, Finlay (5) retrieved the ball and made a relay throw to Anthony (12), who made a strong throw to catcher Sasha (14), who quickly applied the tag for the out.

  • The A’s bats were jumping and their feet were pumping on their way to scoring four runs in the bottom of the first. Pivotal singles from Daniel (4), Owen (10) [2 RBI’s] were coupled with a few walks and a double steal and a steal of home leading to the early 4-3 score in the A’s favour.

  • In the top of the second, A’s reliever Owen was able to strike out two batters and help out his own cause by snagging a grounder off the bat of the Lizzies player and making a toss to Seb (3) on first for the final out of the frame while giving up two runs.

  • The A’s faced some strong Lizzies pitching in the bottom half of the second. Yonah singled but was stranded on the basepaths after a couple of strikeouts.

  • Athletics reliever Seb (3) pitched the top of the third and struck out one batter. However, the Lizzies were able to grind out four runs and take a 9-4 lead.

  • The A’s refused to quit as Nathan (13) singled to start off the home half of the third. After a couple of walks and a fielder’s choice, Daniel (4) stroked a single to drive in two runs. The A’s scored four as they climbed back into the game to trail 9-8.

  • In the top of the fourth, A’s reliever Anthony (12) struck out two and gave up three runs as the Lizzies stretched their advantage to 12-8.

  • The A’s pitching has been getting stronger as the season has progressed and the team has been racking up more strikeouts as of late.

  • With their rally caps on, the A’s fought hard in the bottom of the fourth as Nathan crushed a triple to drive in two runs to make the score 12-10. But that was as close at the A’s would get this evening.