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NACBL Update (07/19/2014) - Whalers dominate Hurricanes

By John Jaroslawski (photos by John Jaroslawski), 07/19/14, 11:00PM EDT

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Whalers James Calahan

Whalers James Calahan

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Game 1 - Whalers 8 - Hurricanes 1

The Whalers offense exploded early, scoring in each of the first five innings. Although they had twelve hits and eight runs, the real star for the Whalers was James Callahan (St. Thomas Aquinas) who threw a complete game, allowing just one run, four hits, and no walks. Callahan managed to do all this while throwing just 68 pitches. The Whalers also had three players with multi-hit games, including Kevin Podell (Molloy) and Lukas Pracher (Davidson). Pracher had two hits and drove in a run, while Podell had a monster day, picking up three hits and drove in three as well. Although the Hurricanes had just four hits, Manny Esposito (Mercy) had a solid game where he laced two of them.

Winning Pitcher - Whalers - James Callahan (2-0)

Losing Pitcher - Hurricanes - Nicholas Dorcean (0-2)

Whalers Chris Johnson

Whalers Chris Johnson

Game 2 - Whalers 6 - Hurricanes 1
Although the Whalers got outhit, they seized every opportunity to score with runners on base. Much like in the first game today, the Whalers received outstanding starting pitching. Chris Johnson (NYIT) also threw a complete game, allowing just one run and five hits. Despite not getting a hit, Steven Donohue drove in three runs, contributing to the Whalers victory. Tommy Ziegen (Old Westbury) swung the bat well all day for the Hurricanes, including two hits and an RBI.

Winning Pitcher - Whalers - Chris Johnson (1-0)
Losing Pitcher - Hurricanes - Anthony Galanoudis (0-1)