Saturday wasn't a banner performance for J R Van Allen, but Coastal Georgia Hooks still managed to pull out a 6-5 victory over SWFL 17U in seven innings at five-Plex - Former Red Sox Spring Training Site, Field five.
Van Allen allowed five in 5 2/3, but the bullpen gave up no runs and the offense banged out nine to pick up the slack and secure the win for Coastal Georgia Hooks.
The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to five lead changes in the game.
Coastal Georgia Hooks finally managed to grab the lead after a strong seventh inning. Coastal Georgia Hooks went up for good on a two-run double by Ridge Harrison off Buckley, plating Ryan Lawless and Van Allen.
Coastal Georgia Hooks was led by a flawless day at the dish by Carson Remier, who went 2-2 against SWFL 17U's pitching. He singled in the third and fifth innings.
Ryan Stewart got the win in relief for Coastal Georgia Hooks. Stewart pitched 1 1/3 innings and allowed no runs.
Neither team scored until the fourth when SWFL 17U got on the board. SWFL 17U got on the board thanks to A groundout by Jason Moore.
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