New Hampshire Hardball

Nashua 14s roughed up

DEMOPOLIS, Ala. – Fort Caroline (Fla.) batted around in the second and fifth innings and cruised to 17-1 win over Nashua to remain undefeated in pool play. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

The win sets the stage for a battle of undefeated teams in Black Warrior River pool play, as Fort Caroline (3-0) and will face Eagle Pass (Texas) (3-0) on Monday at 5 p.m.

Fort Caroline sent nine batters to the plate in the second inning, and scored five runs on four hits to take control of the game. They sent 13 batters to the plate in a seven-run fifth inning.

Brett Dennis stroked a line-drive, two-run single to left field, and Malachi Witherspoon added a two-out RBI single in the five-run second inning.

Dennis was also in on the scoring action in the seven-run fifth inning with an RBI single to right. Parker Sedgwick stroked a two-run double to right-center field in the inning. Colin Rust, Cooper Whited and Kyson Witherspoon posted three straight RBI singles in the inning.

Jimmy Broughton had a two-run single in the first inning to start the scoring barrage. Dennis went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs in the win.

Sedgwick (1-1, 3 R, 2B, 2 RBIs, BB, 2 HBP) reached base in all four plate appearances and scored three runs. He also pitched four scoreless innings on the mound to earn the win. He allowed one hit and struck out four batters to win the Ron Tellefsen Player of the Game Award.

Nashua (1-2) avoided the shutout with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Colin Holbrook, Nate Smith and Nolan Mederos all singled and Holbrook scored the lone run of the game on Sam Murray’s ground out.

Albert De La Rosa (1-for-2) won the Ron Tellefsen Player of the Game Award for Nashua.

Nashua faces West Linn (Oregon) in the final game of pool play on Monday at 7:45 p.m.

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