Falls Church Post 130 exploded for 41 runs in just two games early this week, crushing teams from Springfield and Lorton.
Post 130 beat Springfield Post 176 in a marathon of a game on Sunday afternoon. The three and a half hour contest featured a total of nine pitchers who gave up a combined 37 runs. Falls Church rallied from a two run deficit in the top of the ninth putting up eleven runs in the single frame, and went on to win the game 23-14 after trailing for most of the afternoon.
David Acosta and Trey Thomas sparked the offense combining for 8 RBI’s and 3 home runs. The rest of Post 130 also feasted on the weak Springfield pitching, scoring in seven of the nine innings.
“Their pitchers struggled and once we started scoring, the runs just came in bunches,” said Acosta.
Starting pitcher Daniel Medric was unable to settle in, giving up nine runs in under four innings. Medric gave way to CJ Bowie in the middle of the fourth inning, and from there the Springfield offense slowed down dramatically. Bowie got out of a jam in the fourth, and gave up three runs in the fifth before Jimmy Piscopo took over. Piscopo overcame some clumsy defense by the infield, and gave up only two runs in the final 4 1/3 innings, earning his first win of the season.
“We’re pitching with a platoon right now” noted head coach Frank Solomon. “We’ve got three good starters, but we’re going to need Jimmy.”
The solid pitching and explosive offense carried into Tuesday evening when Post 130 took on Lorton Post 162. Falls Church put up 8 runs in the first inning and never looked back, crushing Lorton 18-3.
Trey Thomas blasted two home runs and nearly had a third when he hit a long fly ball off the fence. Mike Straub stayed hot at the plate collecting three hits, and Lonnie Millard led the team with four runs scored.
Tom Warner and Danny Morris shut down the Lorton bats, scattering just three runs throughout the game.
Post 130 is in the midst of their first winning streak of the summer, and seems to have found some offensive swagger. Coach Solomon credits the recent surge to having close to a full crop of the line up on a consistent basis.
“We have been much more aggressive at the plate lately, and the combination of Trey [Thomas] and [David] Acosta are very productive in the 3 and 4 spots in the lineup,” said Mike Straub on the recent offensive outburst.
Falls Church Post 130 finished Saturday’s game which was suspended in the seventh inning tied at 4 on Wednesday night, but results were not available at press time.