The Sliema Patriots started off with a bang, scoring four runs in the first inning and adding more runs in each of the following innings. The final score was 17-0 in favor of the Patriots, who ended the game in the fifth inning by mercy rule.
The Patriots’ offense was led by Jorge Acosta and Anderson Núñez, who both went 4 for 4 at the plate. Alvin Barroso also had an excellent performance on the mound, pitching a shutout and striking out six batters. The MVP of the game was Richard Avilés, who had a flawless performance both on defense and offense, driving in 4 runs for the Patriots.
After this game, the Patriots now sit alone atop the league’s standings. Can the Brewers prevent the Patriots from increasing their lead in the second game of the double-header?