Legion baseball: Pats' bats explode in sweep of A's
The Rochester Patriots apparently had some leftover fireworks in their bats.
The Patriots exploded offensively and won both games against the Rochester A's in an American Legion baseball doubleheader on Wednesday.
The Pats won the first game 7-6, and then took the second game 16-6 in five innings. The Patriots improved to 10-9, and the A's are 8-12.
In the first game the A's led 3-0 through three innings, before the Patriots rallied for two runs in the fourth and five in the fifth. Alex Jensen was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Joey Devlin was 2-for-3 for the Pats. Thomas Bruss had a three-run double for the A's.
Alex Welder and Logan Saltou combined on the mound for the Patriots, and Sterling Homard was the losing pitcher for the A's.
The Patriots pounced early in the second game with nine runs in the first inning. They finished with 14 hits.
"Everything went right for the Pats in this game," said head coach Dutch Heiderscheit.
There were plenty of hitting stars for the Patriots. Alex Welder was 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs, Matthew Halverson was 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs, and Logan Saltou and Aaron Macken had two hits each.
For the A's, Gabe Supala and Ryan Maiers were both 3-for-3, and Andrew Hanson and Andrew Swenson added two hits apiece.
Logan Saltou started and got the win with Jack Boehm throwing two innings of relief. Andrew Swenson was the losing pitcher for the A's.