Bellerose, NY----The ASA College baseball team clinched the #1 seed in the Region XV playoffs by beating Monroe this afternoon 7-3. The Avengers win the regular season series with the Mustangs 3-2. ASA improves to 28-8 with the victory and 7-2 in Region XV-Division I play.
ASA would jump on top first in the bottom of ther first inning. Kevin Victoriano would drive Julio Ovalles home with an RBI double. The Avengers' lead would grow to 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth with a bases-loaded walk scoring Eduardo Familia.
Monroe did not go down easily taking a 3-2 lead in the top of the fifth inning. The Mustangs sustained the one-run lead into the bottom of the eighth inning.
The Avengers would explode for five runs in the eigth inning to take the lead for good. Victoriano picked up his second RBI of the afternoon driving in Eduin Valdez with a single. Next, Junior Maldonado would double driving in Alex Echevarria and Ovalles, Victoriano would also score on a throwing error. Jose Diaz scored the last run of the inning on an error by Monroe's catcher.
Placido Torres pitched a complete game for the Avengers allowing three runs on seven hits, striking out six.
ASA will wrap-up Region XV-Division I play tomorrow in Bellerose as they play host to Globe. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:30 PM.