Gavin Parent with HUGE Home Run in Btm 7th to make Owen MacDonnell a well-deserved winner in Qtr Final win over Pinkerton Academy!!
With 2 outs and a man on third in the bottom of the seventh Gavin Parent was looking to end the game. Little did he know that his ending of the game would be a HUGE 2 run home run!! It was Gavin’s second hit of the day and he was up to the moment that many ballplayers play out in their head but few actually live it out. The inning started with Johan Pena getting his second hit of the day with one out. Pinch runner Grady Daron advanced to second on an errant pick off attempt. Justin Dickson moved Daron over to third with two outs. Setting the stage for Parent’s heroics.
Not to be lost in this was a pitcher’s duel that was the story until the bottom of the 7th. Owen MacDonnell limited the Astros offense to 4 hits while walking none, striking out 6. He and the Pinkerton pitcher matched each other pitch for pitch the whole game. It was one of those games that was tough to see a side walk away disappointed. Hats off to the Pinkerton team, they are a very tough team and it was a pleasure to play them.
On to the semi finals vs Winnacunnet this Wednesday- time and location to be determined!