Tyler O’Connor hits and pitches FCA Impact 11U to 5-2 victory


Tyler O’Connor powered FCA Impact 11U at the plate and on the mound Thursday, willing FCA Impact 11U to a 5-2 victory over Elmhurst Explosion.

Tyler paced FCA Impact 11U at the plate. Tyler went 1-2, drove in one and scored two runs. He doubled in the second inning.

Elmhurst Explosion couldn’t get anything going as long as Tyler was on the bump. Tyler held Elmhurst Explosion hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four.

FCA Impact 11U jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. A single by Nick Sachse, scoring Jack Gazdacka started the inning off.

It didn’t take long for Elmhurst Explosion to respond as it scored one run of its own in the first. Elmhurst Explosion scored on a hit by pitch.

FCA Impact 11U didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the second inning when it scored on an RBI double by Tyler.

FCA Impact 11U tacked on another two runs in the fifth. A error scored Thomas Smith for the inning’s first run. That was followed up by Mikey Wright‘s single, plating Tyler.