Jake Mettler cracked a three-run homer to propel the American League over the National League 7-6 in the 9th annual Pony League Mid-Summer Classic at Bane Park Monday.
Mettler, who struck out one batter and didn't allow a hit in one inning of work, was named the American League's Most Valuable Player. His home run highlighted a five-run fourth inning to give the American League an insurmountable lead.
Tommy Olson belted an RBI double and also had a sacrifice fly to earn Most Valuable Player honors for the National League.
The American League got on the board in the second inning when Kevin Marana singled before Ethan Russell belted a two-run homer.
The AL's Dan Rhoda led off the fourth inning with a home run before Jimmy Giese doubled and Riley Kline singled. Dustin Borlaug walked to set up Mettler's 3-run shot.
The National League scored twice in the first inning as Ben Stall walked, Matt Pikula reached base on an error and, with one out, Olson hit a sacrifice fly. An error and two walks gave the NL a 3-0 lead in the second.
The National League scored twice in the fourth inning as Blake Thiesse walked, Olson doubled and Brady Alters singled.
Josh Davis and Austin Anderson each pitched one inning and both recorded two strikeouts for the National League. Rhoda and Marana each also pitched one inning and both fanned two for the American League.
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