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NEB National Wins 18u Perfect Game East Memorial Day Classic

By NEB, 06/01/22, 10:45AM EDT


Below is the article written by Perfect Game on their website

A late rally from Florida Legends wasn't quite enough to come back and claim a championship, as Neb National held onto a 5-4 lead in the seventh inning to come out on top at the 18u East Memorial Day Classic.

A run in the top of the second inning got the scoring started for Neb National, as Keegan Zinn brought four-hole hitter Jack Bello home on a sacrifice fly.

Two more runs in the third thanks to a Justin Nadeau single and a balk pushed the score to 3-0, and an error in the top of the fifth scored two more runs, bringing the tally to 5-1, after Florida Legends squeezed one across in the fourth.

Up to that point in the game, Augie Mojica absolutely dealt on the mound for Neb National. His final line was five innings pitched, just three hits, one earned run, and six strikeouts compared to just one walk. It was exactly what his team needed in the championship game.

Neb National's Derek Bermudez was named MVP of the tournament, as the Florida State commit hit .500 for the weekend, with 10 hits and nine runs scored.

Bermudez's teammate, Ashton Pocol, won MV-Pitcher honors for his two outings totaling seven innings, one hit, and 13 strikeouts.