3B JP Polchinski(Jr.) from Ragsdale and SS Clint Moore(Frosh) from Grimsley HS are at it again helping our men from West Point get back into the win column down in Tampa, Florida at the NY Yankees complex.
TAMPA, Fla. â€“ Junior right-hander Tyler Anderegg struck out Mike Donato with the potential go-ahead runs on base to end the game and Army fought back from an early seven-run deficit to stun Massachusetts 12-11, Monday afternoon at the New York Yankees minor league complex.
Leading 2-1 entering the third inning, Massachusetts reached Army starter Cole White for six runs on just two hits, benefitting from four walks, a hit batsman and a fielding error. Brian Baudinet slapped a two-run single and White suffered an uncharacteristic wild streak as the senior right-hander forced in three Minuteman runs with bases-loaded walks.
But Army (3-11) chipped away at the 8-1 margin, pushing across single runs in the third and fourth innings to creep to within 8-3. Following a scoreless fifth inning, the Black Knights exploded for nine runs on five hits to forge ahead 12-8 in shocking fashion.
Junior third baseman J.P. Polchinski ignited the onslaught with a mammoth two-run home run to straightaway center field that carried the Black Knights to within 8-5. .
With runners at second and third, freshman shortstop Clint Moore delivered a clutch, two-out single to left field, drawing Army to 8-7. White followed with a screaming triple to the gap in right-center field, plating Moore with the game-tying run.
Moore finished with two hits, two runs scored and two runs batted in, while Polchinski went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two runs batted in to lead the Black Knightsâ€™ offensive showing.
*****Clint Moore 14 games/14 starts: .319avg., 16-47 with 4 Doubles and 7RBI’s*****
*****JP Polchinski 14 games/14 starts: .279avg., 12-43 with 2 Home Runs and 8RBI’S*****