Crab University 14U National lost 8-7 in five innings at AAU International Championship on Thursday, despite outhitting SF Tabu five to three.
SF Tabu had no answer for Hunter DiCello, who kept runners off the basepaths in his appearance. DiCello held SF Tabu hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.
SF Tabu went up for good in the second, scoring five runs on two singles.
SF Tabu tacked on another three runs in the third. A scored Alba to start the scoring in the inning.
After pushing across two runs in the bottom of the third, Crab University 14U National faced just a 8-3 deficit. An RBI single by Alex Greene and an error sparked Crab University 14U National’s rally. Finally, Rohloff got Chase Crosby to fly out to end the threat.
Four runs in the bottom of the fifth helped Crab University 14U National close its deficit to 8-7. A two-run single by Jack Bulger, a sacrifice fly by Crosby, and an error gave Crab University 14U National life. SF Tabu’s Slotkin induced a Mitchell Thornton strike out to close things out.
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