TNXL Academy Ducks 18U fell to Santa Fe College 7-6 on Saturday on the final play of the game. The game was tied at six with Santa Fe College batting in the bottom of the eleventh when #6 singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
TNXL Academy Ducks 18U lost despite out-hitting Santa Fe College ten to eight. In the second inning, TNXL Academy Ducks 18U got their offense started when Diego Ortiz doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. Diego went on to steal 3B causing the catcher to throw the ball into LF and he then scored putting the Ducks up 2-0.
In the top of the ninth inning, TNXL Academy Ducks 18U tied things up at six when Chase Hadley singled on a 3-1 count, scoring Dylan Bowen after stealing 2nd and reaching third on a pass ball.
Kyle Larsen was the starting pitcher for TNXL Academy Ducks 18U. The righthander lasted two innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out two. TNXL Academy Ducks 18U tallied ten hits in the game. Nathan Laliberte and Nicolas Deschamps each racked up multiple hits for TNXL Academy Ducks 18U. Deschamps and Laliberte each collected two hits to lead TNXL Academy Ducks 18U. TNXL Academy Ducks 18U tore up the base paths, with 7 stolen bases. Hector Candelas and Diego Ortiz led the way with two each. The TNXL Academy Ducks 18U pitchers were outstanding with Jake Crews going two 1/3, allowing no hits, no walks, no runs while striking out 4. Christian Brown followed closely behind also going two 1/3, allowing no hits, 1 walk, no runs and striking out 2.
The TNXL Academy Ducks 18U will be back in action this week at the TNXL Sports Foundation Invitational. Visit www.grandslamviews.com for viewing options.