Ocala, Fla. — The Vienna 13-15 All Stars came out slugging against Manatee County, dropping four runs on the South Florida State Champions in the first inning. Manatee, which includes the Tampa suburb of Bradenton, could not climb out of the hole and ended up losing to Vienna 9-5.
Garrett Zoukis and Jagger James paced the offense, Brandon Miskell and Chris Anzilotti took care of the pitching, and nice plays from Bradley Cazenas and Owen Socher led the way on defense for Vienna.
Vienna's next game is 3 p.m. Friday against Lumber River, the East North Carolina State Champions. Lumber River, which is based in the city of Lumberton, is south of Fayetteville. East N.C. won their first game 7-2 over Lexington, Tenn., the West Tennesee State Champions.
Manager Ed Cazenas, Coaches Russ Ekanger and Steve Nugent
Players: Thomas Ale, Chris Anzilotti, Cal Brown, Bradley Cazenas, Joe Halligan, Robby Harris, Jagger James, Mark LeDuc, Nick Meruvia, Brandon Miskell, Stephen Nugent, Zack Silverman, Owen Socher, Garrett Zoukis