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NACBL Update (07/20/2014) - Atlantics outslug Red Birds

By John Jaroslawski (photos by John Jaroslawski), 07/20/14, 11:30PM EDT

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Atlantics Billy Riedel

Atlantics Billy Riedel

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Atlantics 9 - Red Birds 8

The Atlantics hit three homeruns, in big spots, to defeat the Red Birds 9-8. Brandon Fischer (Briarcliffe) got the scoring started with a two-run shot to left in the first inning. With his team down 6-4, Billy Riedel (Oneonta) hit a three-run bomb, giving the Atlantics a 7-6 lead. The last homerun came from Giovanni Dingcong (St. Thomas Aquinas) in the bottom of the ninth, with his team trailing by one. Dingcong launched a mammoth two-run homerun deep into the bushes to give his team the win. Although they lost, the Red Birds' Joe Hauer (Nassau) played an all-around great game. Hauer drove in two runs, scored three times, and played great defensively at second base.

Winning Pitcher - Atlantics - Joey Fusco (1-0)

Losing Pitcher - Red Birds - Philip Maldari (0-1)