Battle of Undefeated Leaves SLA (6-0) Alone in 1st After 3-0 Win Over Kensington

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A true pitcher's duel unfolded in a scorcher on Monday with two undefeated teams battling for sole possession of first place in B-Division. The game only saw seven hits in total between the two teams thanks to dominant pitching from both aces. While Kensington's Matos held the Rocket's bats in check for most of the game it was Leon Finney at his most dominant to date that truly sealed the deal. 

Leon hates the cold, so this was his kind of game. He pitched very well in that freezing, windy showdown with previously undefeated Edison last week, but this was a different experience. Finney's fastball was blazing, his off-speed had good hitters looking silly and some seriously nasty movement along with excellent framing by freshmen Avi Cantor behind the plate led to 16 strikeouts on a hot one devoid of wind.

Leon would also get the first (and winning) run of the game in the 3rd when he worked a 2-out walk, stole 2nd, moved on to 3rd on a pitch in the dirt and then scored easily when a ball scooted past their catcher. Technically this was all SLA would need to win the game, but Lukas Supovitz-Aznar has other plans in the 4th when he crushed a fastball roughly 325ft deep to center over the cinder block wall to make it 2-0. He came through again in the 6th with some insurance by singling to the opposite field, plating ijustice Avery who had singled and stole into scoring position. 

The Rocket is used to scoring more than three runs in a game, but you don't need more than that when only the same number of balls actually finds a way to crawl out of the infield. In the fifth Kensington fans and players started to ask "Who's Your Daddy?" after a couple of walks and a weak single loaded the bases in a 2-0 game. When no one else reached base the rest of the way the answer was clear that Finney was theirs.

Next Up: The Rocket continues their road trip and visits Roxborough on Wed, 4/20. First Pitch 315pm