BRISTOL, CT -- After a heart-breaking loss 4-2 loss to the team from Pennsylvania in round two of the Eastern Regional Tournament on Sunday, the Robbinsville 12U All-Star team fought back to stay alive in the Eastern Regional Tournament Monday morning.
Early in the first inning, Sorella Gallucci got things going with a double to put the first run on the scoreboard. A single by Juleesa Alvarado brought in one run in the top of the fifth to tie the game at three. Gallucci, Jordyn Pepper, and Madison Manning all drove in runs in a big sixth inning that put up five more runs on the board.
Katie Ziliani pitched four and a third innings serving up only four runs on seven hits, striking out six and walking one. Gallucci came in as a relief pitcher throwing one and two-thirds innings. After leaving the mound, Ziliani was moved to third base where she made one of the biggest plays of the game, snaring a line drive and doubling off the runner on third to get out of a jam.
Overall Robbinsville had 13 hits in the game by Abby Veisz, Haley Krebs, and Caroline Walls and three hits in four at bats by Gallucci, making their offense too much for Maryland to overcome.
The game ended with a big win for Robbinsville and a final score of 11-4.
The team will take the field again on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00pm against either the New York or Connecticut team.
As previously reported by TAPinto Hamilton/Robbinsville, fans can follow along with the team via ESPN +, the Little League website by clicking here. Fans also can follow box scores at Gamechanger (www.GC.com) or via Twitter: @RvilleLL or @LittleLeague.
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