Holbrook Little League fought back after falling down by five runs in the sixth inning. The comeback fell just short though, in a 7-6 defeat to New England on Thursday. Holbrook scored four runs in the failed comeback on a error, a single by Tai Mann, and a home run by Chris Cartnick.
Holbrook collected seven hits and New England had 11 in the high-scoring affair
New England took an early lead in the first inning. New England scored one run when Tyler Bauer singled with two outs in the first inning.
Holbrook evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning. Tai Mann drove in one when he homered in the first inning.
New England took the lead for good with one run in the second inning. In the second there was an error, scoring one run.
Holbrook scored four runs in the sixth inning. Holbrook scored on a error, a single by Tai, and a home run by Chris Cartnick.
Ethan Righter earned the win for New England. He pitched three and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs, four hits, and striking out seven. Two relievers helped New England close out the victory. Michael Iannazzo threw two innings. Tyler recorded the last out to earn the save for New England. Garrett Drew took the loss for Holbrook . He went two and a third innings, allowing four runs, six hits, striking out two, and walking one.
Home runs for Holbrook came when Tai homered in the first inning and Chris homered in the sixth inning.
Chris and Tai each collected multiple hits for Mid-Atlantic. Tai and Chris each managed two hits to lead Holbrook.
Tyler, Ethan, and Matthew Vivona each collected multiple hits for New England.
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