Post 43 Giants 18U took the lead late and defeated Grand Junction, Colorado 8-5 on Wednesday. Post 43 was down 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth inning when Seth Christiansen doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.
The Giants earned the victory despite allowing Grand Junction to score four runs in the fifth inning. Colorado’s big inning was driven by singles by #13 and #17 and a walk by #10.
Post 43 got things moving in the first inning, when Nate Fairbanks singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
Brian Feuz earned the win. He surrendered five runs on eight hits over six innings, striking out three. Quentin Bruno threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Bruno recorded the last three outs to earn the save.
#22 was on the hill for Grand Junction. He lasted three innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out two. #5 and #17 entered the game from the bullpen, throwing two innings and one inning respectively.
Post 43 collected ten hits. Christiansen, Matt Ellingson, and Gus Armijo each racked up multiple hits. Armijo, Ellingson, and Christiansen each collected two hits to lead the team.
Grand Junction racked up nine hits on the day. #17 and #8 all managed multiple hits for Grand Junciton, Colorado. #17 led the team with three hits in four at bats.
The Giants next game in at the St. George Classic is tonight at 8:30 p.m. when the take on Snow Canyon under the lights.