Pittsburgh, PA- In game one, the Spartans gave up three triples and one single that allowed for four RBIs in the first inning. The Redhawks scored one run in both the second and third inning then four more runs in the fourth inning. D'Youville was able to keep La Roche scoreless for the final two innings. The Spartans struggled at bat the first game only earning four hits.
The Spartans' offense picked up more in the second game with a total of 10 hits but La Roche was still able to come out with the 14-5 victory. The Redhawks came out strong again in the first inning scoring six runs but the Spartans battled back and scored in the fourth, sixth and seventh inning. Veronica led the Spartans with three hits and one run while Eric Simoncelli (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) contributed two hits and an RBI. Matt Wendling (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale), Charlie Biddle (Orchard Park, NY/St. Francis) and Garatt Kerr (London, ONT./Regina Mundi) all scored for the Spartans.
The Spartans' next games are scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, April 27 at 1pm and 3pm. They will take on the Hilbert Hawks at Veterans Memorial Park in West Seneca, NY.