12U Navy and 12U Gold with their pregame introductions courtesy of Mr. Shaw
Let the 12U Navy vs. 12U Gold Texas Dawgs Holiday Classic Game begin!
Inning number 2 was the only inning that saw no scoring thanks to solid pitching from Dante and Chase and some solid defense. The Gold flashed some leather up the middle with a 6-4-3 double play with Brody and Jayden making slick turns in the middle (video).
Brody and Jayden with the fancy double play up the middle in the 2nd inning
In the bottom of the 2nd, Zac had a key throwdown (video) to 2nd base to catch the runner from stealing to stop any idea of a rally.
Zac with the throw from home to get the runner out at 2nd
The Navy was able to scrape together another run in the top of the 3rd inning with Liam giving them a 5-0 lead by scoring on a wild pitch. In the bottom of the 3rd inning with the Gold needing a bit hit to get back into the game, Brady came up with the bases loaded and smashed a grand slam deep into the night (video) to put the Gold right back into the game. So, after 3 innings, it was 5-4 Navy.
Brady with the grand slam in the 3rd inning to pull the game to 5-4
The Gold got a scoreless frame in the top of the fifth with Weston retiring the side in order and setting them up for a chance in the bottom of the 5th. The Gold got their first two men on, but Noah retired the next two hitters leaving it up to Dante. With 2 outs and Brady and Brody on second and third, Dante drove a 2 strike pitch (video) into the left-center gap to plate both Dawgs and tie the game at 6, which is how the score ended.
Dante with the clutch hit to tie the game with a 2 run single in the gap with 2 outs in the bottom of the last inning
What a great way to end the fall season for both teams. We’ll see you back on the diamond in 2021! Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!
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