First off, I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend! It’s official, summer is here (Thankfully), along with the hot weather. Although I look like a giant bald lobster right now, I love the heat of the summer. The Philly Bandits kicked off Memorial day with another big 8-2 victory yesterday against the Philly Angels. Adam Seibert (6’6″, RHP West Chester Rustin ’13) pitched masterfully through 5 innings. He surrendered only 1 hit, 1 walk, and 0 earned runs, while striking out 7 and setting the tone for the rest of the day.
The best statistic of the day…Of 17 batters Adam faced, he threw first pitch strikes to 15 of them. Very Efficient. He was followed by Corey Capaldi (6’1″, RHP,3B,OF Souderton ’12) who kept the shutout rolling with 2 innings of clean work.
Aaron Novak (6’1″ RHP,OF Germantown Academy ’11, Penn State U. Commit) came on for the final 2 frames and pitched well. He struggled in the last inning with 2 outs, but held on to preserve the 8-2 victory for Los Bandidos.
The lineup got of to a slow start, but was aggressive through the first 3 innings. In the 4th and 5th innings, the boys put 2 runs on the board, allowing Seibert to leave the game with a 4-0 lead. Like the previous day, every hitter would reach base…except for a few. Before I get into it, let me set the stage. We were up 8-0 in heading into the 9th and when we have a shut out going into the last inning (with a good lead), pitchers who normally don’t hit, get their shot. Here’s what happened…
Yes, that was an ugly 3 outs. But in all seriousness, the boys played extremely well and had a TON of fun yesterday. It’s a great atmosphere in our dugout and I’m proud to be around these guys all summer long. If you’re a college coach who hasn’t been out to see the boys play, check out our schedule HERE. We play Friday night, 6 pm at Bensalem Ramblers Complex. Stay tuned for more as the boys battle their way through the rest of the summer! Take care!