Rival Angel teams meet in nailbiter
In an interleague game, the Milford International Little League Angels defeated the Milford National/Lou Gehrig Angels by the score of 13-9.
The MNLG Angels took a one-run lead in the first when Owen Fisher drove in Zack Merchant with a RBI single.
In the home half of the inning, the MILL Angels took a 4-1 with Andrew Janik, Bryan Pepe and James Dalby driving in Scott Clark, Rich Piscitelli, Janik and Pepe.
The MILL Angels scored three more in the second inning to take a 7-1 lead.
The MNLG Angels rallied and scored three in the third to make it a 7-4 game, and four more in the fourth to take the lead 8-7.
Tim Jaglal and Jon Vitale reached base on a single and a double and Merchant followed with a home run to deep center field.
Brian Robertson singled and would also score. Merchant was 3-for-4 on the day with a double, home runand four RBIs.
In the bottom of the third, the MNLG Angels’ Vitale made a superb defensive play doubling up the MILL base runner at first after making a diving catch in short left.
The MILL Angels came right back in their half of the fourth, scoring four runs of their own making it an 11-8 game.
Piscitelli led off with a triple to the gap in right-center field, followed by a towering two-run home run by Clark to the opposite field.
Janik and Pepe also reached on hits and were driven in by Jason Olexovitch and Lucas Burgard.
Clark would homer again in the bottom of the fifth to deep center field and Janik, who was 4-for-4 on the day with four RBIs and four runs scored, would also score to make it a 13-8 game.
The MNLG Angels would score again in the top of the sixth, before Clark closed the game for the MILL Angels securing their third win on the season.