By Leandro Vignoli
Futures Navy scored early en route to a 9-1 victory over Atlantic Grey in the team’s last Tournament 12 game at Rogers Centre on Friday night.
Shortstop Adam Hall led the way for Futures Navy, delivering two hits and four RBI while scoring one run.
It was the Navy’s second victory of the tournament, following a defeat earlier in the day to B.C. Orange, 8-7.
Both teams were eliminated from playoff contention but played out an entertaining game nonetheless.
Futures Navy offence showed up early in the second inning.
The 15-year-old Hall opened the scoring with a two-run single to right field. Isaac Deveaux then hit a three-run homer, extending Futures lead to 6-1.
It was just the fifth home run hit in the entire tournament.
Atlantic’s pitcher Blake Flinn struggled, pitching three innings before being relieved by teammate Luc Hebert in the top of the fourth inning.
During his three innings pitched, Flinn gave up six runs and four hits with three walks and five strikeouts.
In the top of the sixth, Futures Navy scored three more runs, as Cooper Davis added a two-run single. A Hall grounder added Futures’ final run of the night.
Navy’s starting pitcher Niall Windeler had two strikeouts and one walk, while allowing just one run and two hits over his three innings of work.
Relievers Dalton Harvey and Hunter Spoljaric combined for a scoreless four innings.
Atlantic Grey scored its only run on a sacrifice fly to right in the first inning. The defending champions go home winless at the event.