By Monica Johnson
sun staff writer
WMFD, now 4-3, takes over first place this
week in the AAA Anna Maria Little League baseball rankings.
Duncan slips into second with a 3-3-1 record, and Morgan Stanley
is in third with three wins, four losses and one tie.
Monday, April 18
Morgan Stanley 17, Duncan 8
Morgan Stanley beat Duncan 17-8. Zach Even got the win, giving
up nine hits, walking four, and striking out six. Teammate
William Brusso came into relieve Even in the fifth inning,
allowing three hits, walking two, and striking out two.
SUN PHOTO/MONICA JOHNSON
Max Moneuse, of WMFD, swings at a pitch in the game
with Duncan Real Estate.
Even led the way for Morgan
Stanley at the plate, going 3 for 4, including a double, a
pair of singles, an RBI double, and two runs scored. Teammate
Daniel Janisch went 2 for 4, including a pair of singles,
an RBI, and four runs scored. Zach Evans and Giorgio Gomez
each hit a single and a double, while Evans scored one run,
Gomez got an RBI double. William Brusso and Martine Miller
each got a pair of singles, and scored three runs each. Sarah
Howard and Blake Rivers got one single apiece and one run
each, and teammate Kyle Parsons scored one run.
For Duncan, Glenn Bower went 3 for 3, including a double,
a pair of singles, and two runs scored. Austin Wash also went
3 for 3, hitting three singles. Daniel Pimentel ripped a pair
of singles, while Jake Rappe whacked a double and scored one
run. Kyle Crum and Jordan Sebastiano each smacked a single,
Sebastiano scored two runs and Crum scored one. Trevor Bystrom
and Grant Bower scored one run each. Rappe pitched first for
Duncan and allowed four hits, walked three, and struck out
one. Sebastiano pitched next and gave up twelve hits, walked
two, and struck out two.
Wednesday, April 20
WMFD 12, Morgan Stanley 9
WMFD won against Morgan Stanley 12-9 on Wednesday, April 20.
WMFDs Tommy Price got the win on the mound, giving up
six hits, walking 10, and striking out nine.
Blake Wilson led the way for WMFD hitting a double, a single,
and scoring one run. Shawn Conover hit a triple and scored
two runs. Joey Hutchinson whacked a double and scored two
runs. Price ripped a pair of singles and Hunter Parrish scored
three runs. Michael Dolan scored two runs and Alex Burgess,
Max Moneuse, Justin Succa all scored one run each.
Morgan Stanleys Matt Bauer and Martine Miller each had
a pair of singles, Bauer scored two runs, while Miller score
one run. Sarah Howard hit a single, an RBI, and scored one
run. William Brusso scored two runs and Zach Even, Daniel
Janisch, and Katie Hunt all added one run apiece in the loss.
Bauer pitched first for Morgan Stanley allowing four hits,
walking five and striking out four. Janisch pitched next,
giving up two hits, nine walks, and striking out four.
Friday, April 22
WMFD 9, Duncan 8
WMFD comes out with the win 9-8 over Duncan in a squeaker.
Blake Wilson pitched first for WMFD allowing two hits, four
walks, and striking out six. Joey Hutchinson relieved Wilson
in the forth inning, giving up six hits, three walks, and
striking out four.
Duncan was in the lead for the first two innings with two
runs scored, one run each came from Glenn Bower and Jake Rappe
on a series of errors, passed balls and stolen bases. It was
not until the top of the third that WMFD began scoring. Blake
Wilson singled Joey Hutchinson and Connor Cloherty home. Tommy
Price was on fire as his hit and an error sent Hunter Parrish,
Wilson, Alex Burgess and himself home bringing the score up
In the bottom of the fifth, Duncans Trevor Bystrom smacked
his second single of the night, then stole second and third.
Jordan Sebastianos sacrifice fly sent Bystrom home.
Next, Austin Wash ripped a single, bringing Troy Kozewski
In the top of the sixth, WMFDs Hutchinson scored a run
off of errors. Soon to follow was Wilsons single that
sent Parrish over the plate. Wilson, then stole his way home
to score the final run for WMFD.
With a 9-4 WMFD lead, the bottom of the sixth proved to be
the most intense. Duncan came alive with the bases loaded.
Grant Bower was up next, he whacked a double and sent Grant
Bower, Daniel Pimentel, and Travis Belsito home. Then Jordan
Sebastiano singled Glenn Bower home, bringing the score up
to eight runs, just one run short of WMFD in this exciting