THE GRITTY LIZZIES PREVAIL OVER THE PESKY METROPOLITANS AT BICKFORD PARKBeneath a blanket of warm and hazy midsummer skies, the Lizzies defeated the Mets 11-7 in three innings of Peewee Division action this evening at the Bickford Park South Diamond.
With the game deadlocked 7-7, the Lizzies manufactured four runs in the top of the third to take an 11-7 lead. Following a lead off walk and an error that would allow him to move to second base, Jamie (13) advanced to third with a steal. Jona (6) would follow and reach base on a dropped third strike. As the Mets attempted to erase Jona at first, Jamie motored homeward to score the go ahead run.
Ashey (5) and Ian (12) [a call up from the Mosquito Division Lizzies] would garner back to back walks to load the bases. Dash (8) [another call up from the Mosquito Division Lizzies] would deliver a RBI single that allowed Jona to come home to roost.
Subsequently, a series of wild pitches would allow both Ashey and Ian to come homeward bound.
Refusing to go quietly into the night, the Mets mounted a feverish comeback bid in the bottom of the third. After Teddy (12) led off the inning with a single, Alden (13) singled to put two aboard.
However, the Lizzies defense rose to challenge to subdue the Metropolitan uprising and turn them away empty handed. When Teddy strayed too far from second, the Lizzies ran him down in a Quasimodo rundown to chalk up the first out.
With one out and Alden at third after an advancement and stolen base, the Lizzies committed a faux pas when the catcher’s throw back to pitcher bounced away. As Alden bolted homeward in a bid to score, Lizzies first baseman Jona (6) barehanded the loose ball and made a laser throw to catcher Raymond (14), who tagged out a backtracking Alden to complete the 3-1 putout and ring up the second out.
Lizzies closer Dash (8) would induce the next Mets batter to pop up back to the mound to seal the deal on the victory.
The proceeding was an entertaining affair between two talented and well coached squads. In a seesaw contest, the Lizzies eventually prevailed over the Mets on this particular evening.
In the top of the first, the Lizzies staked themselves to an early 3-0 lead. After Ethan (7), Zenon (9) and Jamie garnered walks to load the bases, Jona would deliver a two out RBI single to bring Ethan home with the opening run of the game.
With the bases juiced to the gills, Ashey and Ian would draw respective RBI walks to plate Zenon and Jamie.
Mets starter Isaac (4) would strike out three in the top of the first to quell the Lizzies insurgency.
The Mets would answer back with four in the bottom of the first to take a 4-3 lead. After drawing a lead off walk, Isaac would steal his way around the bases and come home with the Mets first run of the game.
Jack (1) and Emilia (5) would follow with a pair of walks to put two aboard. After a stolen base by both players, a wild pitch would allow Emilia to move to third and Jack to come home and make it a one run game.
Following a walk to Leandro (10), the Mets executed a double steal where Leandro took second and Emilia motored home with the tying run.
With one out, Matthew (2) walked and Teddy singled to put two mallards on the lake. Alden followed with a RBI double to bring Matthew home with the go ahead run.
Lizzies starter Raymond (14) had a workmanlike foray on the hill in the bottom of the first.
The Lizzies would reply with four in the top of the second to retake the lead 7-4. Leading off the frame, Josh (4), Raymond and Ethan would garner consecutive walks to load the bases. A wild pitch would allow Raymond and Ethan to move up a base and permit Josh to come home with the tying run.
Zenon would follow with a RBI single to plate Raymond with the go ahead run.
With two runners on base, Francis (12) delivered a 2 RBI double to bring Ethan and Zenon homeward bound.
Mets reliever Teddy (12) had a spirited foray on the mound in the top of the second.
In the bottom of the second, the Mets would rally for three to tie the game. With two outs, Jade (6) and Isaac would draw back to back walks to put two runners on base. Jack would follow with a RBI single to bring home Jade. A wild pitch would open the door for Isaac to bolt home and trim the margin to one.
Following walks to Emilia and Jack that loaded the bases, Jack would steal home to deadlock the affair at 7-7.
Lizzies reliever Dash (8) would strike out two in the bottom of the second to extinguish the Mets rebellion.
Dash also got a little defensive help from his friends in the inning. After drawing a lead off walk and stolen base, Devin (8) of the Mets made a brazen bid to steal third. However, Lizzies catcher Ian made a cruise missile throw to third baseman Jona, who adroitly tagged out Devin to complete the 2-5 putout and ring up the first out of the frame.