GARFIELD, NJ -- Opening Day was a showcase at Century Field #1, with 2 of the league's best on stage with Tainos & Legion of Boom.
The 2 teams went head to head & split w/ 1 game a piece. Truthfully, Legion of Boom had their chance in the bottom of the 7th with runners on 1st & 2nd (only 1 out) and could not drive in the 1 run they needed to put Tainos away. You can't let a team like Tainos with firepower & attitude get a second chance. They think they can beat you & sure enough they did in extra innings. They scored 5 in the top of the 8th taking game 1 18 to 13. In-game mentions below to Rey with 4 RBIs for Tainos, and Edgar added a solo Homer in the beginning of the 6th that sparked the adrenaline Tainos needed! Credit Left Fielder Dave for Legion of Boom with 2 outstanding catches in this game. He covers a lot of ground & it showed Sunday!
Game 1 Final:
Legion of Boom 13
Legion of Boom clearly was disappointed that they let one slip away in game 1. They exploded for 20 runs in the top of the 1st & took Tainos' thunder completely away. All 11 batters scored at least 1 run for LOB, James & Windell lead the way with 4 runs scored each. Kudos to Jarred on the mound for LOB, he only let up 10 hits, 5 runs & did strike out Dottie Henson (I mean Gee!). Watch out for both of these teams moving forward as we know they will be there in the end!
Game 2 Final:
LOB - 26
Tainos - 5