July 2, 2013 > Section 3 Big League Tournament gets off to a quick start
Section 3 Big League Tournament gets off to a quick start
Submitted By Ed Hugo
District 57 edged District 45, 3-2 in the opening game of the 2013 Section 3 Big League tournament behind a fine pitching effort by Ryan Flayler. Flayer mixed fastballs and off-speed pitches well, holding District 45 to only one hit through six and one-third innings as the District 57 offense built up a 3-0 lead. District 57 opened the scoring when Dominic Albertoni led off the second inning with a double and eventually scored on a District 45 error. District 57 added single runs in the fourth and sixth innings as Daniel Whitney singled and scored in the fourth and drove in District 57's final run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.
Flayer and reliever Garrett Stevenson held the District 45 bats in check until the seventh inning when District 45 plated a pair of runs to cut District 57's lead to a single run. Dimitri Castro's bases loaded single drove in both District 45 runs but Stevenson fielded a short pop fly from his position on the mound for the final out of the game, sending District 57 into the winner's bracket.