The hits – and runs – keep on coming for ASA, as the Avengers are inching ever-so closer to the .500 mark.
Following a 20-run outburst by the Avengers at Monroe in a 20-10 onslaught on April 8, they followed that up with 15 more runs in a rare tie at Sullivan County Community College (15-15 on April 10). They then topped that performance with yet another 20-spot at Raritan Valley Community College (20-13 win on April 12).
Head coach Francisco Perez has his squad hitting all cylinders on the offensive end, as ASA boasts a healthy 6.7 runs per game average. ASA (10-11-1) has surpassed 10 runs in a game four times so far this season, with the aforementioned 20- run games in half of those outings.
The Sullivan contest was a particular test of the Avengers' mettle as they had to overcome a 6-0 deficit after the first inning – and an 8-1 uphill climb after just two innings. But five runs apiece in the top of the third and top of the sixth, respectively, gave ASA new life – not to mention an uncanny five errors from Sullivan (15-6-1).
Leading the way in the comeback were shortstop Miguel Medina, second baseman Reynaldo Guillen, and catcher David Torres. Medina went 4-for-5, with four RBIs and four runs. Guillen went 3-for-5 (two doubles) with three runs. And Torres went 3-for-5 (two doubles), including a homer. The trio was also aided by solid performances on the base paths by centerfielder Hendry Arnaud (three runs and a walk), first baseman Joseph Enea (two runs), and leftfielder Lester Perez (two runs).
The Raritan contest was a different story, however, as ASA jumped out to an 8-0 lead after three innings and never looked back at the Golden Lions. Seven runs in the third and fifth innings, respectively, is what pushed the Avengers past the host, as Enea (4-for-6) led the way with five RBIs. Guillen (2-for-3) and second baseman Eduardo Sanchez (1-for-3, two runs) added two RBIs apiece, as ASA racked up 11 hits to put an end to a two-game losing streak.
ASA is hot and looking to keep up its torrid pace. They'll get that chance with their next matchup when they travel to Bronx Community for a Thursday afternoon battle at 4 p.m.