After yet another lightning delay, the GTL vs. Combat game finally started 2 hours after their scheduled game time. Combat had a quick half inning in the field to start the game when GTL’s Bowlin, Howard and Buck flew out 3 times in a row. Bret Helmer came up to the plate for Combat and set the tone with deep homerun to right field. After batting around, Kendrick added to the lead with a grand slam scoring McGavin, Messina, and Helmer. Combat wasn’t done and continued adding runs to the board with Wegman hitting a solo homerun and Beggs hitting a 3 run homer. Stephens concluded the inning flying out to center field, but not after combat put 17 runs up on the board.
GTL couldn’t get things rolling and only scored 1 run off a homerun by Filby. Combat’s bats didn’t cool off and they continued to dominate at the plate scoring 6 more runs, giving them a 23-1 lead after 2 innings. GTL kept Combat to only 1 run, but couldn’t put any runs on the board for themselves in top of the 4th ending the game in a run rule. An unexpected blow out sends GTL home and Combat to the next round. Final Score: 24-2- Combat
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