Hawkins Sends Brigade Baseball Home
Scrappy. Sudden. Electric. Three words to describe this Moose miracle. The game of the summer. It had superb pitching. It had a couple of hits here and there. But most of all, it had a clutch moment that will be remembered forever.
Anthony Morro got the ball for the 18u Moose squad to open the tournament. A late night showdown was mainly led by pitching. Morro dominated with three strikeouts on one hit over 4.2 innings. The tank Garrett Fusco came into shove after Anthony Morro's stellar outing by tossing 2.1 innings with a strikeout and one hit. The two right handers gave up a combined two hits and zero runs.
On the offense side of the ball, there wasn't much going for either team. The Moose racked up seven hits but struggled to put one across.
Heading into the seventh, it was all even, zero to zero. Fusco casually put down three batters in the top half, and in the bottom half, a memory was made.
The bases were loaded with no outs. Conor Hawkins stepped up to the plate and blasted a ball nearly out of the park. Anthony Morro ran home from third to secure the win for the Moose and a rush onto the field occurred as the Meese boys scrambled for the walk-off man.