Braves defeat Yankees, 9-5, in Fall Ball

Eli’s Tavern Braves squared off against the Yankees, sponsored by Comfortable Environments, under the lights in a Junior Major League Minor Division game on Oct. 6.

The matchup featured an older more experienced Braves team against a younger, but fiery and skilled Yankees squad.

The Yankees’ Andre Peterson knocked in his brothe Major with a RBI single in the top of the first inning against the Brave’s Ryan Samson to give the Yankees an early lead.

However, the Braves would hold the Yankees to that one run and responded in the bottom of the inning when Lenny Ialeggio tied the game on a RBI single to score Ethan Toledo with no outs.

With one out, Devin Calvin drove in two more runs on a line drive to center field to give the Braves a 3-1 lead.

Cal Wrigley then took the mound for the Braves, and after walking the first batter, struck out three in a row to hold the lead.

The Yankees would then stymy the Braves offense with solid pitching from Matt Galligan to hold the Braves scoreless in the second inning, allowing his Yanks to re-take the lead.

In the third, Cody Mainville worked a key walk with one out to start a four-run rally for a 5-3 Yankee lead.

The Yanks’ Yankees Major Peterson got hit by a pitch and later scored, along with Mainville, Jackson Grzywacz and Galligan.

With the lead, the Yanks’ Major Peterson struck out the Braves first batter of the third inning. Liam Fedigan then worked a walk to bring up Ryan French, who delivered a clutch RBI double to drive in Fedigan.

Major Peterson struck out the next batter, but with two outs and the tying run on third Austin Jennings stepped to the plate.

Jennings fell behind in the count, but with two strikes hit a hard grounder through the middle to drive in French and tie the game at 5 apiece.

Samson followed it up with a RBI hit, giving the lead back to the Braves.

The Braves’ Fedigan pitched a stellar top of the fourth, striking out three and stranding one runner in a one-run ball game.

Ben Kraft singled to start the bottom of the fourth inning, followed by a walk by Wrigley. Anthony Brassell then tripled to deep right center field scoring two and giving the Braves a 8-5 lead.

The final score would be 9-5, as Eli’s Tavern Braves extended their winning streak.