Martella’s Pharmacy of Johnstown scored two runs in the top of the ninth to eventually force extra innings and edged Brooklyn 6-5 in 11 innings in front of 3,500 fans at Point Stadium Tuesday night.
Martella’s is 2-0 in Pool C, while Brooklyn is 1-1.
Brooklyn led 2-0 entering the ninth. Nate Negri and Luke Williams each drove in runs to tie the game. Williams nearly hit a home run as his blast to left field hit the top of the screen.
The Johnstown team added four runs in the top of the 11th, but the Bonnie Rams bounced back with three in the bottom of the frame before Martella’s 18-year-old left-handed reliever Brady Walker ended the threat.
Williams started Martella’s 11th with a double. Two walks and a sacrifice fly by Tanner Polinski put the Johnstown team in front. Blaine Harteis hit a two-run double.
Brooklyn answered with a rally led by hits by Mikey Espinol and Arthur Ruiz.