The wins have not been plentiful this summer for the Woodbury Baseball & Softball U10 baseball team. Which would explain the excitement and enthusiasm from Woodbury’s dugout during and after its 19-3 win Monday over Middlebury.
Except for one thing: Woodbury manager Scott Meyer says his team is always this enthusiastic. Even though the win raised its record to 2-7.
“We just like to have fun, that’s the biggest thing,” Scott Meyer said. “The biggest thing I put an emphasis on is that everybody has fun. The win is nice, but at the end of the day, the parents are here, the kids are here, and we’re having a good time.”
Woodbury scored five runs in the bottom of the first. Spencer Pasquarello reached on an error, and scored on a single by Scott Meyer. Mason Lupo drove in Scott Meyer. Logan Pasquarello singled, went to second on an RBI single Nick Higgins single that plated Lupo, and scored on a passed ball. Owen Palmer singled to bring in Higgins.
Middlebury answered back in the second when Noah Pane grounded out an drove in Jack Gonulinski.
But Woodbury added two more in the second to take a 7-1 lead. Quinn Leonard and Spencer Pasquarello singled and scored after Lupo reached on an error.
Woodbury scored twice more in the third. Brody Turner bunter his way on base, and scored on a Palmer double. Carsen Buck grounded out to plate Palmer.
Middlebury tightened Woodbury’s lead to 9-3 with two runs in the fourth. Cole Tracy reached on an error and scored on a groundout by Zach Yezierski. Noah Pane singled and scored on a passed ball.
But Woodbury exploded with a 10-run fourth inning, which ended the game early due to the mercy rule.
John McClean singled, and came home on a single by Scott Meyer. Lupo singled, and Lupo and Meyer scored on a single by Logan Pasquarello, who later scored on a passed ball to make it 13-3. Higgins singled and came in on a passed ball.
Brody bunted for a single, and scored on a single by Palmer. Leonard doubled to score Palmer, which made the score 16-3.
McClean singled, and Leonard came in on a throwing error. Spencer Pasquarello reached on an error, which brought in McClean. Meyer then singled, and Lupo doubled to score Meyer.