Ten hits weren't enough for the Patchogue-Medford Raiders Varsity as it lost a shootout, 14-12 in seven innings, to Brentwood on Wednesday at Brentwood State Park.
The Patchogue-Medford Raiders Varsity's Eric Roubal was perfect at the dish, going 3-3. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the sixth and seventh innings.
Brentwood easily handled the Patchogue-Medford Raiders Varsity pitching as six hitters combined for 14 hits, 11 RBIs and 11 runs scored.
The top of the first saw the Patchogue-Medford Raiders Varsity take an early lead, 3-0. A double by Roubal, plating Brad Malm started the inning off. The Patchogue-Medford Raiders Varsity then tacked on more runs when Roubal scored on an RBI single by Frank Papanikolatos and Papanikolatos scored when Dan Codispoti was hit by a pitch.
It didn't take long for Brentwood to respond as it scored four runs of its own in the third. Brentwood scored on an error, a two-run double by Ricky Hendel, and an RBI single by Jenfry Perezi.
The game's last lead went to Brentwood thanks to a fourth inning rally that saw three runs cross the plate on two doubles.
Brentwood increased its lead with five runs in the fifth. The inning looked promising, as Yeaza Santino homered, scoring Steve Guiterrez to kick things off. That was followed up by David Soto's three-run home run, plating Josh Herritt and Cooper Maselli.
A five-run sixth inning helped bring the Patchogue-Medford Raiders Varsity within three. An error, a walk by Anthony Schiano, a bases loaded walk by Maselli, an error, and an RBI single by Lucas Angrisani gave the Patchogue-Medford Raiders Varsity life. Finally, Maselli induced an inning-ending strike out from Vito Morabito.
After pushing across one run in the top of the seventh, the Patchogue-Medford Raiders Varsity faced just a 14-12 deficit. An RBI single by Josh Mercurio fueled the Patchogue-Medford Raiders Varsity's comeback. Brentwood closed the game out when Jusrin Aviles got Codispoti to.
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