2015 USSSA Major World Series Game #17 Albicocco vs Backman!
2015 USSSA Major World Series
Game #17 Quarterfinal Recap
Backmans LC Watson pitching to Albicoccos Jeff Flood
Albicocco jumped all over Backman in their quarterfinal game with 17 runs in the first inning! Backman would answer with 13 runs in the first two innings but only a Reggie Schulte home run rob could slow down the Albicocco offense that scored 11 more runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Albicocco led 32-13 going into the bottom of the 3rd. And Albicocco was frustrating Backman by walking their lead off hitter and power hitter Ryan Harvey all 5 times he came to the plate. He did score all 5 times though. In the bottom of the 3rd Sam Lopez hit a 3 run homer for Backman but that was matched by Shaun Ballard in the top of the 4th and Albicocco led 35-19. Ballard was 4-4 in the game with 2 home runs and 11 RBI. In the 5th Albicocco "flip flopped" Backman and Backmans Terry Baggs hit a grand slam to avoid the run rule down by 12. But Albicocco would hold on to win 48-33, the largest score of any team in the tournament and did so on 12 home runs. 3 by Josh Riley.