Tuesday April 25th, 2017
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ASA/USA Border Battle Day 2 recap

Border Battle Day 2

 

Slow Pitch Showdown

USA 25, USA Futures 24

Click here for a box score

 

The USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team utilized four home runs in the bottom of the seventh to keep bragging rights over the USA Futures as they earned the walk-off 25-24 win. 

 

The USA Futures struck first in the top of the first inning before the Slow Pitch National Team took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the frame.  A string of singles in the top of the second inning gave the USA Futures a 4-2 lead, 4-2 before a pair of two-run home runs by the Slow Pitch National Team regained the lead for the Slow Pitch National Team, 6-4.

 

Kyle Pearson (Stonewall, La.) hit a solo shot in the top of the third to bring the game within one, but a four-run third inning by the Slow Pitch National Team extended their lead to 10-5.  Both teams exploded offensively as the USA Futures plated five runs and the Slow Pitch National Team put up six runs in the fourth inning.

 

Both sides were held scoreless in the fifth, with the Slow Pitch National Team entering the sixth with a 16-10 lead.  The USA Futures would respond, capitalizing on six home runs to go up 22-16.  The Slow Pitch National Team would get within two on a home run from Steve Whaley (Richardson, Texas) and an RBI single from Kevin Kennington (Lake City, Fla.).

 

Jeremy Yates (Lake City, Fla.) hit a two-run shot in the top of the seventh inning to extend the USA Futures lead to 24-20.  Trailing by four, the Slow Pitch National Team put up five runs with the help of four long balls to earn the 25-24 win.

 

The USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team and the USA Softball Men’s Futures Slow Pitch National Team return for the final day of Border Battle VIII action tomorrow, including the highly-anticipated Border Battle matchup between the USA Softball Slow Pitch National Team and Team Canada.

Travis Clarks walk off homer to beat Canada

 


 

 


 

A&A was up 25-5 at one point.

 


 

 


 

Walk off homer by Tory St Clair

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