Utica Post outlasted Moran Sylvan Beach in a slugfest that saw the teams combine for 31 hits and 19 runs.  In an elimination game that pitted the top two seeds against each other, Utica got 7 solid innings from starter Mike Lackey who allowed only 2 earned runs.  The star of the day for Utica was Nick Maldanado who had 4 hits and an RBI and came in the game with the bases loaded and a 1 run lead in the 8th inning to earn the save.  Utica Post also got offensive help from Jordan Treen who added 2 hits and 2 RBI and Mike Obernesser had 3 hits and an RBI.  Moran got 3 hits from Jake O’Rouke and 2 hits and 3 RBI from Jake Clark.

The remaining tournament schedule is as follows:

Thursday July 21st

  • Game 12: Helmuth Ingals vs. Utica—5:30 pm @ Delutis Field 1
    • (Loser Eliminated)
  • Game 13: Winner Game 12 vs. Loser of Smith v Whitestown—8:30 pm @ Delutis Field 1
    • (Loser Eliminated)

Friday July 22nd

  • Game 14: Winner of Whitestown v Smith vs. Winner Game 13—4:30 pm @ Delutis Field 1
  • Game 15: Winner Game 14 vs. Loser Game 14—8:00 pm @ Delutis Field 1
    • (if necessary)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Utica 1 1 0 0 3 0 2 2 1 10 17 2
Moran 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 8 14 2

WP – Mike Lackey

LP – Mike House

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