Orlando Lugnuts 7, Coral Gables Athletics 3

‘Ninth Inning Outburst Seals the Deal’

Submitted by Chris Fisher, Lugnuts manager

We were down 3-0 going into the top of the ninth and our offense had only scattered four hits through the first eight innings after averaging a little over 10 runs per game up until this point.  We managed to score a run on a wild pitch before loading the bases, when Ben Prill hit a one out 2-run ground rule double to tie the game.  The winning run was still at third with two outs and bases loaded.  

Matt Gunning then hit a go-ahead 2-RBI double.  The Lugnuts ended up scoring seven in the top of the ninth.  

Matt Stevens pitched great throughout the whole tournament and kept us in the game through eight innings.  Tournament MVP Arnie Munoz closed out the bottom of the ninth for the win.