April 9, 2012
AL Game 1

Horizon Services     8

Mainstay Investments     1

The first game of the season for the MLL American League between Mainstay Investments and Horizon Services was played on a beautiful, but cool evening. In a close game through the first four and a half innings with a 3 to 1 score, Horizon delivered a big fifth inning of 5 runs to win 8 to 1.

Horizon was led by the pitching of Zavier Alvarez-Burock who went 4 1/3 innings, with seven strikeouts. Pablo Hortua came in on relief and finished the game getting all five outs with four strike-outs and one caught pop-fly. Horizon also benefitted from a triple by Alvarez-Burock and hits and heads-up running by Matt Koskinen, Jon Lennon, Zak Burgess and Will Holefelder.

Josh Gordon pitched four innings for Mainstay gathering 9 strikeouts. Isaac Golub led the offense for the team with two hits, followed by Josh Gordon and Declan Harris, whose hit led to a run in the fifth.

All in all, a good exciting game to start the season.
 

Pitch Counts:

Mainstay:
     Gordon 85
     Morfei 32

Horizon:
     Alvarez-Burock 73
     Hortua 30