Wild pitch in opening act fuels 9-7 Team Maryland victory over Foothills Dawgs Baseball

Team Maryland jumped on Foothills Dawgs Baseball early on its way to a 9-7 win on Sunday at Goodyear Ballpark-Reds and Indians Spring Training, IND6 in six innings, scoring five runs in the first inning.

Team Maryland held off Foothills Dawgs Baseball, as Foothills Dawgs Baseball was unable to overcome a five-run fifth inning deficit.

Foothills Dawgs Baseball scored three runs in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Matt Lloyd and two singles. Despite its efforts, Foothills Dawgs Baseball couldn’t get over the hump.

James Monaghan boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace Team Maryland. He singled in the first inning and tripled in the third inning.

Andy Rozylowicz recorded the win for Team Maryland. He allowed four runs over four innings. Andy struck out two, walked one and gave up seven hits.

Yuan Liu had a short outing, lasting only zero innings on the mound for Foothills Dawgs Baseball before being pulled. Yuan allowed three hits and five runs.

Team Maryland closer Albert Taylor put away the final three outs to record the save.

The top of the first saw Foothills Dawgs Baseball take an early lead, 2-0. Foothills Dawgs Baseball’s threat began with a double by Eduardo Sanchez. A groundout by Garrett Kirkwood then moved Eduardo from second to third. Matt singled, bringing home Eduardo. The scoreboard lit up again for Foothills Dawgs Baseball when Lloyd scored on an RBI double by Dane Tofteland.

Team Maryland got one-run rallies in the second inning and the fifth. In the second, Team Maryland scored on an RBI single by Justin Craft, scoring Michal Dunn.

Two runs in the top of the third helped Foothills Dawgs Baseball close its deficit to 6-4. A two-run single by Dane sparked Foothills Dawgs Baseball’s rally. But, Andy got Drake Kirkwood to fly out to end the inning.

Team Maryland scored two runs of its own in the third. Team Maryland scored on a sacrifice fly by Chris Ruszin and a fielder’s choice.

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