A furious late-inning rally fell just a bit short as our Brewers lost 9-8 to the Phillies in their Shoreview Area Youth Baseball American League debut this afternoon at Sitzer Park in Shoreview. The Phils steadily built a lead early and were up 9-0 when things started to change. The Brewers put together a remarkable 5th inning, scoring 8 times to close the gap. After holding the Phils scoreless in the 6th, the Brewers had one last opportunity, but the Phillies reliever was able to hold our lads at bay.
Ben's debut was a good one. He was officially 0-2, but he scored the first run of the 8-run rally after reaching base on a fielder's choice, then later drove in the final run of the inning with a bases-loaded walk. All told, a pretty good start.
The Brew Crew will next be in action on Tuesday against a mysterious Mets squad. The game will take place at 6:30 p.m. in North Oaks. As always, Mr. Dilettante is your source for continuing coverage of Shoreview Area Youth Baseball.