The Tropics Win a Thriller to Take Down the #1 Bomb Squad

The Tropics win a thriller on the backs of hot hitting and a clutch, no warm-up relief performance Jack Bruington (Carl Sandburg).  

Keaton Mahan (Ohio State) started the scoring with a triple that sent Connor Ostrander (Western Michigan) home who got on previously from an HBP. With an overthrow from the outfield, the previous triple turned into an in the parker with the dead ball rule moving Mahan home.

In the second inning both Chase Mason (Carl Sandburg College)  and Austin Reed (Alabama Huntsville) walked and Bradley White (South Suburban) picks up an RBI single to score Mason.

In the fifth, the Tropics had to make up a run deficit and with singles by Ostrander, and Kyle Van Liere (Butler), and Camdin Jansen (Central Michigan) & a double from Mahan. The Tropics close the deficit to two runs.

In the top of the fifth, Austin Reed and Bradley White single again as well as Mahan and Dalton Back (Miami Ohio) to tie the game and get the go ahead run.

Now Jack Bruington came to the mound in the later innings of the game to relieve starting pitcher Aiden Bradbury (Transfer Portal), who was pitching well, but had collided with another player from the Bomb Squad on a play at the plate.

Bruington had to come to the mound, cold, but would finish out the game. His finest moments came in the bottom of the seventh, when the Bomb Squad loaded the bases with two outs, and one of their most promising hitters at the plate. With four straight changeups, Bruington gets the strikeout to mark one of the most electric Tropics wins of the summer.

The Trops will take on the Local Legends Thursday night to ride the high of their Tuesday victory.