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Motus Academy Ride Hot Bats to an 8-0 Victory Over Ontario Terriers

Motus Academy Ride Hot Bats to an 8-0 Victory Over Ontario Terriers

The bats of Motus Academy came out hot in their early afternoon victory over the Ontario Terriers, scoring five runs in the second inning.

Lou Annunziata got it started with a single to left, and advanced to second when Frankie DiMartino was hit by a pitch. Brady Doran hit an RBI single to score Annunziata and Jason Vasil followed with a single of his own to score DiMartino. Boston College-commit Mikey Florides ripped a two-run single to extend the lead to 4-0 and Carlos Hidalgo followed with an opposite field RBI triple to right center to make it 5-0.

“The guys really had a great approach,” said Head Coach Bryan Goelz. “They worked the middle of the field and went the other way well,” he added.

Their starting pitcher, Cam Barrier, struggled with his command in the first inning and walked the bases loaded but escape unscathed after a strikeout and an inning-ending double play on a line drive to shortstop Travis Honeyman who doubled off the runner at third.

That was the closest the Terriers would get to scoring, as Barrier settled in and wound up with eight strikeouts over four innings before giving way to reliever Jack Santini.

Motus added three more runs in the fourth inning sparked by a two-run double by Annunziata. It was a five-inning mercy, as Motus won their first game of the tournament.

They will be back in action tomorrow, as they look to build off this victory.

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Vinny is the Editor-In-Chief of aXcess Baseball. He is a 2013 graduate of Adelphi University. He previously worked for Bleacher Report and Baseball Info Solutions.

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