3/26/09

B-Mtes 9, Springfield 5

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The B-Mets bats were plentiful during Thursday's Spring Training game in Jupiter, Florida against the St. Louis Cardinals Double-A affiliate, the Springfield Cardinals. The Mets erupted for nine runs on eleven hits to beat the home team Cardinals 9-5.

The Mets offense was led by left fielder David Wabick. The lefty batter went 3-5 with a two-run double in the 4th and another RBI double in the 9th, finishing with three RBIs. Catcher Josh Thole and Third Baseman Shawn Bowman both helped the offense with two hits a piece. Thole's two RBI single in the 7th gave the Mets the lead for good and Bowman added run-scoring singles in the 2nd and the 9th. Center Fielder Joe Holden capped the offense for the Mets with a 9th inning two run triple.

Mike Antonini pitched a strong start for the B-Mets going four innings of two-hit baseball and only allowing one earned run. He walked one and struck out three to secure the win. Joe Hietpas, Jose DeLaTorre and Edgar Alfonso eached pitched strong in relief as well. Hietpas pitched two innings allowing three hits and two unearned runs. He also struck out two. DeLaTorre also pitched two innings allowing one run and striking out two while giving up two hits. Alfonzo closed out the game with one inning of relief. He allowed one run on one hit and a walk.

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