July 2, 2013 > District 14 Edges District 57 in Big League Tournament
District 14 Edges District 57 in Big League Tournament
Submitted By Ed Hugo
June 26, 2013
Scott Havard's clutch two-out, three-run double proved to be the difference as District 14 edged District 57, 5-3, in a well-played Big League Section 3 tournament game. Havard's blow came in the bottom of the fourth inning and turned a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 lead that proved to be the winning margin for District 14.
Havard's heroics would not have been possible if not for fine pitching performances by District 14 starter Brandon Facha and reliever Thomas Rodriguez. Facha pitched a strong five innings with his only blemish coming in the fourth inning as District 57 sent eight batters to the plate and rapped out five hits, resulting in three runs. The big hit was a one-out, bases loaded single by Scott Trask that drove home two runs to put District 57 ahead, 3-1. Sean Westphal followed Trask with another single to reload the bases, but Facha induced Jack Sawyer to ground into a double play to end the rally.
After Havard's double that put District 14 up 5-3, District 57 came right back to load the bases in the fifth inning but Facha was up to the task, getting Dan Whitney on a scorching line drive to second baseman Kenny Jacoby to end the rally. With Rodriguez on the mound in the sixth inning, the District 14 defense came up big again when centerfielder Austin Robles made a diving catch of Justin Chase's fly ball to end the inning. Rodriguez then set down the District 57 offense in the seventh inning to seal the victory for District 14.