After a tough loss to East Greenwich in the second round of the 11/12-Year Old All-Star District 3 tournament last Sunday, the SK American baseball team came out swinging on Tuesday night, putting a 16-4, four inning hurt on Westerly to keep their title hopes alive.
“We took it right to them,” said Americans manager Ken Munroe. “All the kids hit.
“…They were in the zone for hitting yesterday.”
South came out of the gates mashing, putting up six runs in the bottom of the first and cruised to the victory. Bo Brutti, Americans’ clean-up hitter, once again lead the assault putting up a pair of homeruns and a ground-rule double. Jamie Cunningham and Brycen Maloney each also hit a round-tripper in the win.
On the mound, SK starter Marcus Howe had a “great” outing according to his coach, keeping Westerly off kilter over the game’s first three innings. Spotted a 16-2 lead, Maloney came on to finish the game in the fourth, struggled a bit, but ultimately got the job done.
“One run or 10 runs, I just want to live to fight another day,” Munroe said.
Munroe’s squad will live to fight at least five more days, as SK Americans will be off until Sunday, when they face off against Wickford in yet another do-or-die contest.
“We’ve had some very good games with them over the past couple of years,” Munroe said. “That should be a real good game, similar to East Greenwich. They could beat us or we could beat them.”
The two teams will take to Tuckertown Field this Sunday night at 5:30 p.m.