Darling allowed five in 3 1/3, but the bullpen gave up two runs and the offense banged out 11 to pick up the slack and secure the win for the Richmond Braves 16U North.
The game was back-and-forth heading into the seventh, with five lead changes.
The Richmond Braves 16U North pulled out the win thanks to a strong seventh inning. The Richmond Braves 16U North went up for good on a two-run double by Andrew Bechtold off Dalton Cooper, plating Eason Recto and Kyle Wrighte.
Justin Craft got on base four times in the game for the Richmond Braves 16U North. He singled in the second inning.
Recto brought the heat against OTC Baseball 16u during his outing. OTC Baseball 16u managed just one hit off of Recto, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out two during his 2 2/3 innings of work.
OTC Baseball 16u jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Jacob Walden singled to ignite OTC Baseball 16u's offense. A single by Trey Champman then moved Walden from first to second. OTC Baseball 16u added more runs when Cooper scored on a fielder's choice.
The Richmond Braves 16U North tied the game in the second on a passed ball that scored Lorenzo Allensworth.
OTC Baseball 16u answered the Richmond Braves 16U North's top inning with three runs of its own in the fourth. OTC Baseball 16u scored on an RBI double by Walden and a two-run single by Jeremy Little.
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