PAT BURNS, pitching for the J&B Bombers, blows his rise ball past a Marchio Sausage Co. batter in the AA/AA-Major Division contest, Saturday. Photo By BOB OTTO
LAS VEGAS – For most of the game, the J&B Bombers struggled offensively and found themselves on the short end of a 4-1 score to Marchio Sausage Company.
But in the fifth, their bats got hot, scoring five times on six hits to survive the Minnesota squad, 6-4, and advance into Sunday morning’s AA/AA-Major winners bracket final.
The big blows came from Cam Schiller and Blake Hunter, who drove in a pair of runs – with Hunter’s two-out single driving in the game winner.
YUSEF DAVIS singles in the first inning for Marchio Sausage Co. during a AA/AA-Major game with the J&B Bombers at Sunset Park in Las Vegas. Photo By BOB OTTO
Right-hander Tony Mancha then came on to close out the game and earn the save in relief of starter Pat Burns.
The Bombers (2-0) in the 10-team tournament, take on the Northeast Naturals at 9:45 a.m. at Sunset Park. The Naturals (2-0) slipped past Mexico’s TJ Fastpitch, 3-2, to advance.
The winner will advance into Sunday’s 3 p.m. championship game, while the loser must battle back through the losers bracket to get back into title contention.
A BIG thank you to J&B Bombers Facebook posting for the game’s results.
Checkout SCIFL’s AA/AA-Major Bracket