There was no shortage of runs between the Mets and Nationals in the Morristown Minor League on Tuesday night. The Mets eventually snuck out with a win, 12-11, in walk off fashion.
Miranda Hunter scored the first run of the game for the Nationals in the top of the first inning. Hunter walked three times and scored three runs in the game. The Mets scored three runs in the bottom of the first to quickly claim the lead. Kipton Smith and Kingston Fanney had hits and scored runs in the first inning.
The Nationals broke the game open in the second inning. They scored seven runs on six walks and a single by Issiah Oates. The big inning gave them an 8-3 lead in the game.
The Mets would not go away. They answered once again with three of their own to cut into the Nationals’ lead. Jackson Moore, Owen Tody and Josiah Dawson all scored on a triple from Smith.
The Mets took the lead in the third inning after blanking the Nationals in the top of the inning. Dryden Kaizer, Warren Tice and Nathan Mills reached on walks in the inning in which the Mets scored three runs.
The back-and-forth affair continued in the fourth inning as the Nationals scored three runs to reclaim the lead. They took an 11-9 lead into the final frame, but the Mets continued to score like they had all night.
A single and a walk had the tying run aboard for the Mets. Smith delivered once again, hitting a triple into the right-center field gap that tied the game. He then scored the winning run on a wild pitch, sliding into home just in front of the tag.
Giants handle Astros in Morristown Minor League
The Giants and Astros played in the Morristown Minor Leagues Tuesday night. The Giants came out on top, winning 10-2. Several hits and miscues by the Astros earned the win for the Giants.
The bats were hot for the Giants’ lineup early in the game. They scored seven runs in the first inning to have a comfortable lead the rest of the game. Blaine Grigsby had the first hit with a triple hit over the center fielder’s head.
Brody McBee followed Grigsby up with a double, then Brison Burgin hit a single. Three walks in a row and a catcher’s interference call capped off the big inning for the Giants, who took advantage of what the Astros gave them.
The Giants would score three more in the third inning with another hit by Grigsby and walks from Burgin and Tucker Nicely. They took a 10-0 lead going into the fourth inning.
The Astros scored a couple of runs in the fourth inning courtesy of Isaac Drinnon and Caiden Mosley. Their rally came up short as the frame ended with only those two runs scoring.
Kipton Goble started the game on the mound for the Giants and earned the win. Brayden Douglas was credited with the loss for the Astros on the other side. Grigsby came into the game and closed the door for the Giants.