VSLL 10-11 baseball starts off 1-1; Big League team eliminated
Jake Buck, shown here during an earlier tournament, threw a complete game and drove in two runs to help the VSLL Big League Baseball team defeat Port St. Lucie 2-1 during the sectional tournament. Unfortunately for the VSLL, it lost two of three games and was eliminated.
VIERA VOICE Carl Kotala
The Viera/Suntree Little League 10-11All-Star baseball team has shown big offensive potential while splitting its first two games.
Chris Murphy, Thomas Kaye and Tyler Madl combined to hold South Beach to just three hits in a 13-0 VSLL victory.
Caleb Smallwood had three hits and drove in three runs. Bill Moser had two hits and two RBIs. Brady Janssen had a hit and drove in two. Murphy, Eric Allen and Madl each had an RBI while Carson Janssen, Kaye, Macguire Agno, Allen Joe Veltri and Madl all had hits
The next day, the VSLL All-Stars took an 8-0 into the middle of the third inning but committed 8-0 errors and wound up losing to Palm Bay 14-12 in seven innings. Smallwood was 4-for-4 in that one. Veltri and Zach Taylor both went 2-for-4. Murphy, Moser, Madl and Kaye were on the mound.
The team returns to play Monday, July 6 in Palm Bay against either South Beaches or Beachside.
Big League Baseball falls
Jakob Hadad went 4 for 8 with two walks and two runs scored over three-game series in which the VSLL Big League Baseball team dropped two of three to Port St. Lucie in the sectional round
Nathan Beck threw six strong inning in the first game, and also had a double, two RBIs and a run scored in a 5-4 VSLL loss. Jake Buck then took the mound and not only went the distance, but drove in both runs in a 2-1 over Port St. Lucie.
That led to the deciding third game where the VSLL struggled defensively and offensively in a 4-0 loss. Devan Pichalsky pitched well over three innings, but gave up four unearned runs. Buck had two hits, including a double.
Other VSLL All-Star Updates
* Tonight's 9-11 gold baseball team's game against Palm Bay has been rained out and rescheduled for Tuesday. A win would give it a third shot at Eau Gallie in the championship game. The VSLL would have to win twice to advance.
* The Seniors lost to Eau Gallie in the district title game 5-2.
* 11/12 baseball beat South Beaches in its first game 17-1.
* The 11/12 softball team is set to open its All-Star season tomorrow night in West Melbourne.