Game 1 RECAP

Posted by Pacific Shore League on Jul 31 2021 at 11:24AM PDT

Game One: Grind beat Force 9-5

Three runs against the Force’s starting pitcher, Jacob Kokeny in the bottom of the first inning put them in an early hole against the Grind. The Force punched back in the top of the second and closed the lead to 3-2. #25 Alec Arnone knocked an RBI- Double to score one and Ben Davidson brought home the second run with a clutch RBI-single. The action died down in the ensuing innings until the Force brought a resurgence in the top of the fifth. The Force’s lead off hitter #11 Hector Carreon hit a sac-fly to score Ben Davidson and knot the game 3-3. Kokeny rolled through three batters in the bottom of the fifth, giving the Force the opportunity to take the lead in the sixth. #5 Drake Pierson worked his way around the bases and into scoring position. The Force were not able to bring him across home plate and left a missed opportunity at third. The Force’s bats came back alive in the seventh, if only momentarily, when #24 Caleb Harmony had a double immediately followed by a single by Short Stop #28 Michael Davinni. The Force, again, missed out on the opportunity to score and were quickly back on defense in the top of the eighth. The Force shuffled through three relief pitchers as the Grind put up six runs in that solo inning. After a major setback, the Force entered the ninth in desperate need of a late rally. #14 Taylor Meaux entered the game after a week away from play and hit a bomb over the centerfield fence, knocking a two run- home run that closed the lead to 9-5. The rally fell flat after that and the Force dropped game one to the Grind.

GAME 2 will be finished Saturday at 1 pm from West Hills High School. The Grind will have a chance to sweep the 3 game series. Current score is 9-9 headed into the 10th inning. Game was postponed due to darkness.