Sunday, August 17, 2014

Northwest uses 6th inning to pull off victory over Midwest

Photo Courtesy of Little League Baseball
Saturday was a rough outing for Tai Starchman, but Northwest still managed to pull out a 7-5 victory over Midwest in six innings at Lamade.
Starchman surrendered five in 2 1/3, but the bullpen allowed no runs and the offense banged out 11 hits to help secure the win for Northwest.

Midwest was ahead early but it ultimately surrendered the lead for good. Midwest was ahead until the fourth inning, but Northwest would not be denied the win, taking the lead back on a two-run home run by Colton Walsh.
Walsh had two extra-base hits for Northwest. He singled in the first inning, homered in the fourth inning, and doubled in the sixth inning.
Midwest couldn't get anything going as long as Karsen Tjarneberg was pitching. Tjarneberg held Midwest hitless over 2 2/3 innings, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out one.
Northwest was sparked by Tjarneberg and Walsh, who teamed up for five hits and four RBIs.
Daniel Vigoren ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, walked one, struck out two, and allowed two runs.
Northwest jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Matthew Turcotte got things going for Northwest with a single. A single by Walsh then moved Turcotte from first to second. Ben Grant singled, scoring Turcotte and Walsh.
Midwest answered Northwest's top inning with three runs of its own in the first. Midwest scored on a three-run home run by Matthew Hegre.
Northwest got two-run rallies in the third inning and the fourth. In the third, Northwest scored on a two-run single by Tjarneberg, plating Tygan Duncan and Tyler Durbin.
Midwest survived Northwest's surge and put up two runs of its own in the third. Midwest scored on a two-run double by Vigoren.
The game's last lead went to Northwest thanks to a fourth inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on a two-run home run by Walsh.