Phillies topple Yankees in opener

The Phillies (1-0) took advantage of 13 free passes and 4 early Yankee errors on their way to a 15-7 opening night victory.

The inexperience of the Yankees (0-1), a team starting 7 9-year olds, was on display early in the game. The Phillies got a hot start scoring 6 first inning runs to build a sizeable lead they would not give up.

The Yankees settled in in the middle innings of the game and played a solid game after a rocky first.

The game saw big performances from the "rookies" on both sides.

Micah Atherton went 3-3 with a double and a triple and 3 runs at the top of the Yankee lineup. Jamon Ranck had a rough first game on the mound, but had a 2-run inside-the-park homerun for the Yankees. Haiden Lake also had a hit in his first Little League at-bat.

On the other side, Abraham Weirich was 2-3 with a double and and inside-the-park homerun of his own in his debut.

Also chipping in for the Phillies was Abe's brother Julian, who went 2-2 with a triple and 4 runs scored, and Aydin Grove who was also 2-2 with a triple and 3 runs scored. Izik Copenhaver went 2-3 for the Phillies as well.

Eric Boozel was the winning pitcher, while Jamon Ranck suffered the loss. Boozel struck out 8 Yankee hitters.

The Phillies are back in action next Friday 4/21 at 6 PM and the Yankees are back in action on Saturday 4/22 at 7 PM. Both games are in Mount Union.


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