PEFYA Minors drop opener

Published 11:24 pm Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Prince Edward-Farmville Youth Association (PEFYA) All-Stars were in a close contest with the Lunenburg County All-Stars through four innings on Saturday before going on to fall 13-3 in their first game of the Dixie Youth District 5 Minor League All-Star Tournament in Victoria.

“We have a lot of big sticks, a lot of phenomenal batters, and we just didn’t bring the bats today,” PEFYA Manager Dave Furlong said. “(If we) would have brought the bats today, it would have been a completely different outcome. Defense, I thought they were pretty solid and was proud of my pitchers, but we didn’t show up with the bats today.”

Lunenburg took a 2-0 lead in the first inning and extended it to 3-0 after the second. Following a scoreless third, PEFYA made it 3-2 in the bottom of the fourth when Harold Landis batted in Martin Barnett and later scored on a passed ball. But Lunenburg responded in the next inning with seven runs.

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In the bottom of the sixth, PEFYA got its final run when Landis batted in Sawyer Furlong.

PEFYA will return to the field in Victoria on Monday at 6 p.m., facing one of the losing teams on Sunday and aiming for a better offensive performance.

“We’re going to bring our sticks,” Manager Furlong said.