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Early lead gives Stealers easy victory over Greenway 2, 16-3
Stealers refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Greenway two, recording a 16-3 victory on Sunday at Greenway Park.
Eleven runs in the first three innings allowed Stealers to put the game away early.
An RBI single by Brian Riegeis-Morgan, an RBI single by Michael Burrell, and a two-run single by Kim Timmins in the first inning and a sacrifice fly by Kevin Hinder, a two-run double by Aryia Iwato, and an RBI single by Michael during the second inning helped Stealers put some runs on the board early.
Peter Koroknay racked up three RBIs on four hits for Stealers. He tripled in the third inning, doubled in the fifth inning, and singled in the second and sixth innings.
Mark Schafer got the win for Stealers. He allowed only three runs over five innings. Mark struck out two, walked seven and gave up three hits.
Stealers pounded Greenway’s two pitchers, as the Stealers hitters combined for 23 hits, 18 RBIs and 16 runs scored. Stealers pushed across two runs in both the third inning and the fourth. In the third, Stealers scored on an RBI single by Aaron Duckworth, scoring Kevin.
Stealers brought home three runs in the fifth inning, and matched that run total in the sixth. In the fifth, Stealers scored on a groundout by Aaron, plating Matt Tulk.
Stealers Manager David Lane said after the game: “After two weeks off due to bad weather, the guys were hungry to return to the field and played well. Defence was good with no errors in the field. Batting was strong and helped by the other teams fielding errors. Mark did a great job pitching the entire game. Good game for the entire team”.