The early game against CIT saw Greenfield take an early lead, and add to it most every inning. Brandon Twigg and Matt Mock pitched two innings apiece, with Samson Hill and Jordan Osborne finishing out the game.
The score was 9-1 going into the last inning. Greenfield added 5 in the top of the sixth, but CIT had the bottom to attempt a comeback. Osborne made sure they did not.
The Greenfield 12s came back into action at 1 p.m. against South Hills (The Wild Things).
Greenfield had played The Wild Things in the Riverside Tournament and knew what the team could do, so they jumped out on them early and kept Bryan McCann on the mound for five innings.
The first inning, the boys in green opportunistically put together a number of hits, walks, and steals. Jordan Osborne started off with a single to right field, and the hits kept coming, all the way through the lineup and back to the top. At the end of that inning, Greenfield was up 6-0.
McCann kept the batters off-balance, and the right side of the defense saw some good action since most of the South Hills hitters were swinging late on pitches. Brady Sulinski made several good stops at second, and the right and center fielders kept any baserunners honest by getting balls in quickly.
Both Sulinski and Ethan Heidel-Roberts had good days at the plate, and Jack Heider, as a call-up, helped the cause with a single and a ground-out that moved a runner to third. Sulinski also added the only other run for Greenfield by stealing second, then third on a bad throw, then home on a second error.
The final score was 7-2. The 12s will now face Brighton Heights in the championship, giving them another chance at the team that slipped away from them in extra innings last Thursday.
The championship game will be at 8 p.m. at the Greentree complex, Hemlock field.