July 2, 2013 > District 57 shuts down District 45, advances to Big League Championship
District 57 shuts down District 45, advances to Big League Championship
Submitted By Ed Hugo
June 27, 2013
Scott Trask and Dom Albertoni combined to pitch a four-hit shutout as District 57 downed District 45, 4-0, to advance to the Section 3 Big League tournament championship game. Trask tossed the first three innings and Albertoni finished the final four innings of the game. District 45 mounted only one serious offensive threat when they loaded the bases in the sixth inning, but Albertoni cleanly fielded a popup in front of the mound for the final out of the inning.
District 57 scored all the runs they would need off of District 45 starter Jesse Rivera in the third inning. With one out, Craig Woolson and Albertoni connected for back-to-back doubles. However, Woolson was thrown out at the plate on a textbook relay throw from District 45 right fielder Shabaz Kahn to first baseman Ulysses Ramos who threw a strike to catcher Justin Ruybal who applied the tag on Woolson.
But with two outs, District 57 would not be denied as they strung together four hits to drive in their four runs. Daniel Whitney's single drove home Albertoni and Sean Westphal's double drove in two runs. Jack Sawyer contributed a double of his own to drive in District 57's fourth and final run.
These four runs would be all that Trask and Albertoni would need as they neutralized District 45 bats to send District 57 to the championship game against District 14.