The 17U NE Wolfpac played against the 18U AAA Dutch National Team and lost 17-2, but the score dosen’t tell the whole story: Matt started the game and went 6 innings, holding the Dutch to only 4 Earned Runs on 5 hits and 2 walks while also striking out 2. When he left the mound, the score was only 4-2 (Holland). Quite a competitive accomplishment given the fact that the Wolfpac was facing the best 17-18 year old baseball players in The Netherlands, one of whom was signed by the Baltimore Orioles just yesterday. A great experience for the boys, one which will give them greater confidence as they return to continue playing in Legion and AAU baseball stateside. For Matt, this loss was a true win!
Stay tuned for tomorrow.