Game 7 - August 13, 2016
Shelby, NC - One day after rallying to beat Arkansas, San Mateo, Calif., Post 82 needed no such late-game heroics.
The Shockers (34-5) scored four runs in the first three innings and never looked back, downing Leesburg, Va., Post 34 8-0. San Mateo takes a 2-0 record into Sundayís final day of pool play.
After a scoreless first inning, Kaleb Keelean bunted his way on base to start the second inning, moved to second on Kaleb Keeleanís single and came home on Nick Knechtís single. Brandenburg scored on an error to give the Shockers a 2-0 lead.
That lead doubled with one swing of the bat in the third. Felix Aberouette walked, and Ramon Enriquez followed with a shot that easily cleared the left-field fence. An error and wild pitch in the bottom of the fourth led to Brandenburg scoring, upping the lead to 5-0.
In the bottom of the sixth, Knecht singled and Ricardo Barraza reached on a fielderís choice. Tyler Villaroman followed with a single, and Aberouette then doubled into left field, clearing the bases and extending the advantage to 8-0.
John Besse (2-0) pitched an efficient 7.2 innings, scattering eight hits and walking just one batter. Leesburg (20-10 overall, 0-2 in pool play) did manage 10 hits but left 12 runners on base.