May 24 - Jaime Quinn-Irons went 3-for-4 with four RBI and a pair of runs while Tyler Benett and Devin Glauser each drove in three runs to power the MVP Terps Black 14u over the Metropolitan Senators 14u, 18-2, last night at South County Middle School.
The Terps’ offense scored early and often, getting three runs in the first inning and then two more in the third. Robbie Reddington scored two of his four runs in the first three innings after reaching on a base hit both times.
“Hitting is contagious, we had some good at-bats and then everyone started hitting,” Terps coach Bob Coen said. “We preach all season being aggressive in the zone. If the ball is in the zone, go for it. Today they started to do that and it worked out.”
The Senators answered with a pair of runs in the second inning after loading the bases, cashing in on an RBI from Grant Yungner and an error in the outfield that allowed Ethan Snyder to score. The Senators were then held hitless for the next two innings and kept off the scoreboard for the remainder of the game after leaving a total of 11 men on base.
"We have to put more balls in play with runners in scoring position," Senators coach Kyle Walsh said. "When you don’t do that, some time you fall on the other side of the stick."
Kyle Henson made the start for the Terps and pitched one inning, allowing just one walk. Benett followed in relief and surrendered two runs (one earned) after allowing three walks and a hit, but was able to limit the damage by striking out his final two batters.
Jackson Coen, Hill Naski and Quinn-Irons would now allow a run in the final four innings for the Terps. Coen held the Senators hitless over two innings while striking out six, including a near perfect third inning where he needed just 11 pitches to strike out the side.
“I’m sure he will let me know about it on the car ride home but he earned it. He has been working hard and I’m happy for him,” coach Coen said on his son’s performance.
The Terps would then bat around to score nine runs on six hits in the fifth and then add four more in the sixth. Quinn-Irons drove in three runs on two hits while Benett and Glauser each had two-run doubles in the fifth inning.
Ethan Snyder made his first start of the season for the Senators and allowed three runs on six hits with four strikeouts in three innings. Daniel Gallagher, Bradley Greenberg and Jack McGrath each threw an inning in relief for the Senators.
“It was Ethan’s first outing of the year so he had some settling in to do when he got out there but overall pretty strong outing,” Walsh said. “He got in trouble when he left the ball up but we were happy with his performance and we will look for him to build on it in the future.”
The Senators will play their next NVTBL game against the MVP Royals 14u at Greenbriar Park on May 31 while the Terps will play the Virginia Renegades 14u at Sully Park on May 30. Both teams will compete in tournaments over Memorial Day weekend.
Left to Right: Jamie Quinn-Irons drove in four runs while Robbie Reddington scored four runs for the Terps in an 18-2 win at South County Middle School. Photos by Josh Belanger.