On Friday night, ATBC walked onto the turf field at English High School and dominated McKay Club. 20-5 was the final score, and although the game ended by mercy rule, it was a come-from-behind victory for the A’s.
The Beacons got a hold of some pitches in the bottom of the first, roping a single, two doubles, and a triple to score five runs. ATBC bounced right back in the top of the second with four runs of their own, three of which came thanks to Tavis Burns. He stepped up to the plate with two outs and two runners on and slapped a line drive the opposite way that skipped under the glove of McKay’s right fielder. The ball rolled all the way to the wall, scoring both baserunners easily and allowing Tavis to gun it around the bases for the third run. Oh, and by the way, that was his first Al Thomas at-bat.
The Beacons would not record another hit for the rest of the game, and starter George Breslin struck out four guys before Ivan Gonzales came out of the bullpen in the fifth. Ivan struck out the 7, 8, and 9 hitters to close out the game, securing the victory.
Everybody ate at the plate, with hitters one through nine all recording a hit, a run, and an RBI. It was a true team win, and the boys rallied around each other to overcome an early deficit. The team looks to Sunday when they will play the Brighton Braves at Cunningham Park, and try to improve to 13-1-1. First pitch is at 2.