Chet Lemon’s Juice defeated Orlando Baseball Academy Connect2011 1-0 Monday afternoon in Fort Myers to win the 2010 WWBA Florida Qualifier.
The Championship Game was the 7th game inessentially 3 days for both teams and the hitter’s showed their fatigue insteadof the pitchers. Both teams collectedonly 2 hits and the defense for both teams came through when needed.
Orlando RHP Corey Tufts allowed only a harmless 2-out walkthrough the first 3 innings, leaving the Juice with only 1 hit to show fortheir last 8 innings dating back to the first inning of their semi-finalvictory over the Tampa Crush. Juice SSRichie Martin opened up the 4th inning with a clean single to leftfield, however, and then stole second base with 2 out. 1B Corey Spano came through with a clutch Rbisingle to put the Juice up 1-0.
Orlando had their best chance to score in the 5thinning off RHP Paul John Roundtree, who had relieved starter LHP Corey Stump tobegin the 3rd inning. LFTyler Shenk reached base with 2 outs on an infield error and promptly stolesecond. DH Tanner Stanley slapped asingle to right field but Juice RF Jonathan Camp made a perfect throw tocatcher Cameron Toole to nail Shenk at the plate.
Roundtree got the win with 4 innings of scorelessrelief. Spano came in for the 7thinning and retired the side in order, including 2 strikeouts, to get the save.
Martin was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He led the event in runs scored out of hisleadoff spot with 7, including the lead run in the semi-finals and the only runin the finals, along with playing outstanding defense at shortstop. Orlando CF/LHP Tanner Stanley (a tournamentleading 9 hits and 5 scoreless innings on the mound) was a strong considerationfor the award.
Orlando RHP Andrew Ornes was named the Most ValuablePitcher. Ornes went 2-0, 0.00 in 9innings of work over 3 relief appearances, including a clutch 5 inning effortin Orlando’s 10 inning semi-final win over Ostinger’s Baseball Academy. Chet Lemon RHP Thomas Renda (2-0, 0.00, 10IP) was the runner up.