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After a tough loss to East Greenwich in the second round of the 11/12-Year Old All-Star District 3 tournament last Sunday, the SK American baseball team came out swinging on Tuesday night, putting a 16-4, four inning hurt on Westerly to keep their title hopes alive.
â€śWe took it right to them,â€ť said Americans manager Ken Munroe. â€śAll the kids hit.
â€śâ€¦They were in the zone for hitting yesterday.â€ť
South came out of the gates mashing, putting up six runs in the bottom of the first and cruised to the victory. Bo Brutti, Americansâ€™ clean-up hitter, once again lead the assault putting up a pair of homeruns and a ground-rule double. Jamie Cunningham and Brycen Maloney each also hit a round-tripper in the win.
On the mound, SK starter Marcus Howe had a â€śgreatâ€ť outing according to his coach, keeping Westerly off kilter over the gameâ€™s first three innings. Spotted a 16-2 lead, Maloney came on to finish the game in the fourth, struggled a bit, but ultimately got the job done.
â€śOne run or 10 runs, I just want to live to fight another day,â€ť Munroe said.
Munroeâ€™s squad will live to fight at least five more days, as SK Americans will be off until Sunday, when they face off against Wickford in yet another do-or-die contest.
â€śWeâ€™ve had some very good games with them over the past couple of years,â€ť Munroe said. â€śThat should be a real good game, similar to East Greenwich. They could beat us or we could beat them.â€ť
The two teams will take to Tuckertown Field this Sunday night at 5:30 p.m.