A walk-off double from Mike Amato brought home the winning run for the West Boca Snappers (10-9) in a 3-2 victory over the South Florida Huskies (4-10) in 11 innings at Burt Aaronson Park on Wednesday. Amato had the clutch hit for the West Boca Snappers. Amato went 1-4 and drove in one. He doubled in the eleventh inning.
The Snappers leaned heavily on the left arm of Tyler Bauman as he sat 88-90 mph and was able to hold the Huskies to just 1 run through six innings of work while racking up 7 k's. Bauman was followed by Matt Rumpf who improved to 2-0 on the year by picking up the win for the West Boca Snappers. He allowed one run over five innings. Rumpf struck out two, walked one and gave up one hit.
Braxton Bennett (1-1) was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just 3 2/3 innings, walked none, struck out three, and allowed one run.
The West Boca Snappers (11-9) and the South Florida Huskies (4-11) both threatened with rallies in the second game, but it was the West Boca Snappers that eventually took advantage of them in a 5-2 win at Burt Aaronson Park.
Mike Amato had an impressive outing against the South Florida Huskies' lineup as he earned the save for the second game. Amato held the South Florida Huskies hitless over one inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three.
George Rodriguez improved to 1-1 on the year by picking up the win for the West Boca Snappers. He was able to work ahead in counts and hold the Huskies in check over three innings. Rodriguez struck out two, walked none and gave up three hits.
Christian CUBA ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his first loss of the year. He lasted just four innings, walked four, struck out six, and allowed two runs.