Electrifying win for Miller Electric
SCOTT DELL | SUN Ashton Pennell, of Miller Electric,
holds the runner Abby Achor, of Beach Bums,
close to first base during AMICC baseball.
The Sun Sports game of the week was a thrilling coach pitch baseball game between Miller Electric and Beach Bums. The Anna Maria Island Community Center's baseball field is the place to be on Friday nights if you are looking for exciting baseball action. Every 7:15 p.m. game this year has either ended in a tie or been decided by one run in the last inning. This game proved to be the same.
The Beach Bum team led off the top of the first inning by scoring the maximum allowed five runs. Dalton Guthrie had a two RBI single with bases loaded that scored the first two batters, Abby Achor and Ronnie Moore. The cleanup hitter, Gianna Sparks, hit an RBI single past the shortstop that scored Julius Petereit. Jackson Hayes reached base on an error, and the bases were loaded again.
Callen Achor got an RBI hit and scored Guthrie. Two nice plays by Miller Electric shortstop Thomas Heckler, and there were two outs. Leadoff hitter Abby Achor got up again and hit an RBI single past third base that scored Sparks for the inning ending fifth run. The Beach Bums defense was tough and it was three up/three down for the Miller Electric team, Score 5-0 after the first.
In the top of the second, Gianna Sparks was up with bases loaded and ripped an RBI single up the middle. The next hitter Jackson Hayes hit into a fielder's choice, but it scored Julius Petereit. With bases loaded, Pitcher Aston Pennell made a nice play to get Miller Electric out of the jam for the third out.
In the bottom half of the second, Tuna McCracken got his team going with a double to the fence. Aaron Dunnan hit him in on the next play. With two outs and Aaron on second and Gerardo Serrano on first, Adam Carlson hit a shot to the third baseman that scored Dunnan. Beach Bums got the third out, score 7-2 after the second.
In the top of the third, the Miller Electric defense became energized. The first batter hit a high fly ball to the centerfielder, Gerardo Serrano, who caught it. The next batter hit a groundball to the pitcher, Aaron Dunnan, who threw him out at first. Petereit and Guthrie reached base safely and brought up the cleanup hitter, Sparks, who hit her third base hit and third RBI of the game. Next batter Hayes hit a hard line drive to pitcher Dunnan for the third out.
In the bottom half, Tyler Brewer led off with a left center gap double. Ashton Pennell then hit a laser about 225 feet to the right center fence for a two-run homerun. Ryan Capalbo and Tuna McCracken both got base hits then Aaron Dunnan hit a long RBI fly ball to right center, which scored both of them. Thomas Heckler then hit Dunnan in for the inning ending fifth run. Score Beach Bums 8 and Miller Electric 7.
In the top of the fourth, Guthrie hit a line drive over the short stop with bases loaded that scored Abby Achor. Sparks was up again with bases loaded and got her fourth RBI on a hit to the short stop which scored Ronnie Moore before the third out was recorded for Beach Bums.
In the bottom of the fourth, Serrano reached on an error and Tristan Watson got a base hit. Jeff Mullins then got an RBI on a hit to the first baseman which scored Serrano. Brewer got all the way to third on an error which scored Watson. Sam Howells then reached on an error which scored Brewer and for the first time the game was tied 10-10 before the third out happened to end the fourth inning.
The Beach Bum team did not score in the top of the fifth and now the time limit to play was up. By rule though, the home team still got their last at bat. Tuna McCracken reached first on a fielder's choice. Dunnan then reached on an error and moved McCracken to second. Now the winning run was in scoring position with one out in the last inning. Thomas Heckler stepped up to the plate with a chance to be the hero. Heckler ripped a walk-off single and a hustling McCracken scored the winning run from second base. Miller Electric wins 11-10.
Youth Baseball Schedule
May 11, Friday, 6 p.m., Gulf-Bay Realty vs. Air & Energy
May 11, Friday, 7:15 p.m., Miller Electric vs. Beach Bums
Adult Co-Ed Basketball Results
The Feast restaurant 42
Bowes Imaging Center 58
Beach to Bay Construction 48
Gator Man Pools 61
B.Y. Construction 52
BeachHouse restaurant 61
Adult Basketball Schedule
May 15, Tuesday, 7 p.m., Gator Man Pools vs. Island Sun newspaper
May 15, Tuesday, 8 p.m., B. Y. Construction vs. The Feast restaurant
May 15, Tuesday, 9 p.m., BeachHouse restaurant vs. Beach to Bay Construction
Youth Basketball Results
Island Real Estate 10
Gettel Toyota 11
Walter & Associates 11
Beach Bistro 17
11-13 year olds
Southern Greens 21
Ross Built Construction 39
Sandbar restaurant 28
Holy Cow Ice Cream 31
Walter & Associates 11
Eat Here 31
14-17 year olds
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 50
Dips Ice Cream 55
Anna Maria Oyster Bar 23
Integrity Sound 44
Youth Basketball Schedule
May 9, Wednesday, 6 p.m., Eat Here vs. Holy Cow Ice Cream
May 9, Wednesday, 7 p.m., Ross Built Construction vs. Sandbar restaurant
May 9, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Southern Greens vs. Walter & Associates
May 11, Friday, 6 p.m., Sandbar restaurant vs. Southern Greens
May 11, Friday, 7 p.m., Ross Built Construction vs. Eat Here
May 11, Friday, 8 p.m., Holy Cow Ice Cream vs. Walter & Associates
May 14, Monday, 6 p.m., Gettel Toyota vs. Walter & Associates
May 14, Monday, 7 p.m., Beach Bistro vs. Island Real Estate
May 14, Monday, 8 p.m., Integrity Sound vs. Anna Maria Oyster Bar
May 15, Tuesday, 6 p.m., Dips Ice Cream vs. Integrity Sound
Adult Co-Ed Soccer Results
Florida Discount Signs 3
Pink & Navy Boutique 3
Agnelli Pools & Spa 0
Slim's Place 6
Wash Family Construction 4
Don Meilner Construction 9
Best Buy 1
Island Pest Control 4
Adult Soccer Schedule
May 10, Thursday, 6 p.m., Don Meilner & Son Construction vs. Fla. Discount Signs
May 10, Thursday, 7 p.m., Wash Family Construction vs. Best Buy
May 10, Thursday, 8 p.m., Agnelli Pools & Spa vs. Pink & Navy Boutique
May 10, Thursday, 9 p.m., Island Pest Control vs. Slim's Place