Motor City Riversharks place second
in Frankenmuth tournament
2010, 8:15 p.m.
The Motor City Riversharks traveled to Frankenmuth for
a tournament last weekend and brought home the runner-up trophies.
The Sharks put on a hitting show, scoring 61 runs in
Game one was an extra-inning victory, 15-12, over the
Michigan Wildcats. Kyle Winfrey picked up the win. Ryan
Boyd, Brendan Olepa, Jeremy Armstead, Winfrey, Shane Aigner and Andy
Lentine bashed up two hits each.
In game two, Motor City scored six runs in the top of
the first and never looked back. When the dust cleared, the
Sharks had a 22-7 victory. Boyd picked up the win and pounded
out four hits. Armstead and Brenden Lacorato contributed
three hits and four RBI each. Lentine also added three hits.
On a rain-soaked Sunday morning, the
Riversharks beat the New Baltimore Bay Sox, 15-8.
Winfrey won his second game and Aigner picked up the save. Chase
Every and Armstead led the offense with three hits each.
The championship game against the Michigan Red Sox was
delayed several hours due to storms. When the game finally
started on a sloppy field, a one-hour time limit was placed on the
The Sharks' defense struggled early, surrendering five runs in
the first and another five runs in the second. The Riversharks
managed only two runs in the bottom of the first. Trailing 10-2,
Lacorato took over the pitching and the tide turned. He retired
all six batters he faced striking, out three.
The Riversharks picked up three runs in the bottom of the third
led by an Olepa double and an Aigner triple. Trailing 10-5 and
told it was their last at bats, the Sharks made the game exciting. Joe
Watson started the inning with a single. Nine batters later, with
the tying run on third and the winning run on second, the Red Sox
finally ended the rally. Final score: Red Sox 10, Riversharks 9
(back row from left) coach Bill Boyd, assistant coach Mark Winfrey
(middle row from left) Chase Every, Ryan Boyd, Davey Farhat, Joe
Watson, Kyle Winfrey, Jeremy Armstead, Brenden Lacorato, and Assistant
Coach Ed Olepa, (front row from left) Andy Lentine, Shane Aigner,
Brandon Boyd, Brendan Olepa and Garrett Bush.
Front Row kneeling Left to Right: Andy Lentine, Shane
Aigner, Brandon Boyd, Brendan Olepa, and Garrett Bush.