Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Jade Donaldson: Celebration of His Life

From today's edition of the Gloucester Daily Times, including partial obituary and arrangements:

"Jade was passionate about baseball and took pride in his 30-year involvement with the Rockport Townies and Inter-Town League Baseball. As a player, coach, and eventual general manager of the Townies, he helped build the team into a league powerhouse that won numerous championships. Although he took the game seriously, Jade always made it fun, which was why his players loved playing for him. Off the field, he served on various league committees, raised funds for uniforms and equipment, and even designed the lobster logo for the Townies ball caps. Jade rarely missed a game, and later in life he could be found every Sunday of the summer at Evan Field in Rockport, his beloved dog Coco by his side, taking in the game and enjoying a cigar. This was his idea of the perfect way to spend an evening. For his dedication and contributions, Jade was inducted into the I.T.L. Hall of Fame in 2006."

ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service to celebrate Jade's life will be held at the Elks at Bass Rocks, 97-101 Atlantic Road, Gloucester, on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 from 1 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jade Donaldson Memorial Scholarship Fund, Rockport High School Guidance Office, c/o George Ramsden, 24 Jerdens Lane, Rockport, MA 01966; and the VNA Care Network and Hospice, 5 Federal St., Danvers, MA 01923. Funeral arrangements are by the Burgess and Mackey Funeral Home, 201 Main St., Rockport.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

ITL, Townies Mourn Loss of Long-Time Friend

The ITL lost an important figure on Tuesday, as Jade Donaldson of Rockport passed away after an extended illness. Jade wore many hats for the Townies and the ITL - as the starting second baseman for the 1980 ITL championship team, later as the Townies' manager and ITL executive, and most recently as President of the Rockport Townies. After decades of dedication to the team, Jade was recognized as the unquestioned heart and soul of the Townies. Visit http://www.gloucestertimes.com/ in the coming days for arrangements.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Robertson, Townies Walk-Off Winners

The Rockport Townies won their 3rd straight ITL title in dramatic fashion last night at Evans Field. Tom Robertson was the hero as he delivered a 2-out, 2 strike double to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning. The clutch hit scored two runs as the Townies would take the game, and title, by the score of 8-7. The Generals took a 7-3 lead into the bottom of the seventh where the Townies would score 5 to take the game.

The Generals scored in each of the first four innings as they got out to a 5-0 lead. Bryan Vitale knocked in 3 of the 5 himself with an RBI single in the first and a 2-HR in the third. Reggie Maidment also delivered an RBI single. The Townies fought back by scoring 3 in the fourth to make the score 5-3. 5 straight singles led to the 3 runs. Spittle got the fifth one that scored two.

In the sixth the Generals got 2 more without recording a hit making the score 7-3 going into the seventh. The stage was set for the dramatic comeback. Back-to-Back doubles to start the inning from Anderson and Currier scored the first run. Two outs and 3-walks later the Townies worked the bases loaded and were down one run. Funchion, who gutted out the game thus far was certainly fatigued but needed only one out to end the game. Robertson then delivered the heroics and Evans Field claimed yet another victim. A great game all around to end a great 2007 season. Congratulations Rockport Townies, and the rest of the league for putting together one of the more fantastic and competitive seasons in recent memory.

See you next season!

"Townies Capture Third Straight Title" - Gloucester Daily Times

"Looking for a Late Charge" - Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle

ITL Loses Longtime Friend

Irving Herbert "Herb" Pomeroy, III

Herb was a great fan and longtime friend of the ITL. For years Herb could be found taking in an ITL game at any of the parks.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Game 3 Tonight.

The Rockport Townies look to clinch their 3rd straight league title while the Hamilton Generals hope to force a game 4. Game time is 5:45pm at Evans Field in Rockport.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Game 2: Townies 6 - Generals 1

The Rockport Townies won game 2 in a very close game for most of the day. Adam Orlando earned the win in game two going 7 strong innings. Jeff Jensen pitched six but tired in the seventh, and was charged with the loss.

In the top of the first the Rockport Townies put together a run with two out and no one on. Brent Currier got hit with a pitch, Orlando followed with a double. Chris Bouchie got an RBI infield dribbler that was placed perfectly. That one run stood all the way to the seventh inning. The Generals threatened many times but failed to deliver the one big hit. Hamilton stranded ten runners on the day as Orlando got all the big outs he needed.

In the seventh the Townies got to Jensen for 5 runs. Brent Currier delivered a 3-run HR and Chris Bouchie hit a two run shot, both to left. The Generals got something going in the bottom of the seventh but a Jim Maloney sac-fly resulted in the only run for the home team. The Townies take a commanding 2-0 in the best of five series, game three will be Wednesday night in Rockport. 5:45pm start.

Series Overview - Gloucester Daily Times

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Game 1: Generals 5 - Townies 9

Game 1 of the 2007 ITL Finals went to the Rockport Townies by the score of 9-5. It was a well fought game on both sides, both pitchers battling the entire way. Brent Currier went the distance for the Townies to record the win. Judd Funchion also pitched a great six innings, but the Townies got to him for one big inning that made the difference in the game.

The Generals got on the board first in the third inning. Mark Provost hit a solo HR to center for the game's first run. Jered Stewart followed with a long double to left. Bryan Vitale brought Stewart in on an RBI single giving the Generals a 2-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fourth the Townies tied the game at 2-2. Bouchie led off with a single, followed by a Brock Currier double into the trees. Jeremy Spittle then delivered a 2-RBI single down the third base line to tie the game. The Townies continued to roll as they poured it on in the fifth, sending 11 men to the plate. Adam Orlando hit a 2-Run HR into the center field trees. Justin Paradis also hit an RBI single. Anderson then added a 2-RBI single with the bases loaded, the Townies got one more on a Brent Currier hit. When the dust settled, the Townies took an 8-2 lead.

The Generals came right back with 3 runs in the sixth. Justin Tilley brought Jones home with a double into the trees. Reggie Maidment brought Tilley home on a single. Jim Maloney then scored Maidment with a double down the line making the score 8-5. The Generals couldn't get any closer as the Townies added an insurance run in the sixth. Currier retired the side in the seventh with some help of a game ending double play. No damage was done, and the Townies take game one. Game 2 is Sunday afternoon at Patton Park, 2pm start.

Brent Currier Delivers, Earns Game 1 Victory.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

ITL Extra! - Recent ITL Finals History

The 2007 ITL Finals will feature a team other than Rockport, Ipswich or Manchester for the first time since 1997. Hamilton will storm into Rockport at 2:00 PM this coming Saturday in Game 1 of this season's championship series. Below is a recap of the last nine years of ITL Finals history. The team in bold lettering won the series and the ITL title.

1998 Manchester vs. Rockport
1999 Rockport vs. Manchester
2000 Manchester vs. Rockport
2001 Rockport vs. Manchester
2002 Rockport vs. Ipswich
2003 Ipswich vs. Rockport
2004 Manchester-Essex vs. Rockport
2005 Rockport vs. Ipswich
2006 Rockport vs. Ipswich

Playoff Press...

It's A Sweep! - Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle

Sweep Success - Gloucester Daily Times

Chiefs Season Ends - Ipswich Chronicle

Townies Reach Finals

The Rockport Townies will play the Hamilton Generals in the ITL Finals after defeating the Manchester/Essex Mariners last night 9-6, clinching the best of 3 series. The Townies brought their bats as they recorded 3 monster HR's. Chris Bouchie hit a Grand Slam to straight away center. Brent Currier added a solo shot, and Tom Robertson hit a 3-run HR to right.

Orlando RBI Single.

The Mariners did not give up as they mounted an impressive comeback. Buckley hit a 2-run HR in the fourth to make the score 5-3. Down by 6 heading into the bottom of the sixth the Mariners added 3 runs and were then able to then load the bases. With two outs and a full count, and the go ahead run at the plate, Brent Currier was able to record a strike out to end the threat. The game was then called due to darkness.

Bouchie Grand Slam

Game 1 of the best-of-5 finals will be played this Saturday at Evans Field in Rockport. Game 2 will be Sunday at Patton Park in Hamilton. Both games start at 2pm. The match up will be a rematch of last year's first round series, where Rockport was the eventual winner in 3 games. The 2 teams look to renew the rivalry and put together a good series for the fans to enjoy.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Generals Sweep

The Hamilton Generals will make their first finals appearance since 1991 after defeating the Ipswich Chiefs tonight 4-2. Jeff Jensen earned the victory, Chris Lane pitched well but was charged with the loss for the Chiefs. Jensen allowed only 2 hits and two unearned runs while allowing no walks and striking out four. The Generals came from behind tonight to earn the win thanks to a well balanced team effort of great pitching, solid defense, and key hits.

A Close Play at First.

The Generals got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning by manufacturing a run. Andre Painchaud led the inning off with the game's first single. Jones then bunted him over to second. With 2 outs, Mark Potter hit a slow roller toward third. The ball got away as there was a close play at first, Painchaud was able to score on the back end.

Chris Lane Delivers to the Plate.

In the second the Chiefs got their two runs and took the lead. With two outs, Knox and Zaremba were able to reach on errors to keep the inning alive. Dave Shoreman was able to take advantage of the miscues with a sharp RBI single to left. Another error allowed Zaremba to score the Chiefs second run.

In the fourth inning, Mark Potter tied the game with a 2-out RBI-single up the middle that plated Jones from second. With the score now tied in the bottom of the fifth a Mark Provost single was followed by a Jered Stewart 2-run towering shot into the pond. The score stuck as Jensen shut down the Chiefs the rest of the way.

The Generals won 4-2 and earned a trip to the finals. Provost, Painchaud, Stewart, Funchion and Potter contributed hits for the Generals. Shoreman and Montecalvo had the hits for the Chiefs. This was Jensen's first career playoff win. The Generals will play either Manchester or Rockport in the finals. Game one will be this Saturday at 2pm, location TBD. Sunday, game two will be at Patton Park, 2pm start time.

Game 1: Townies 6, Mariners 0

Rockport pitcher Adam Orlando threw a three-hit, complete game shutout against the Manchester Mariners Tuesday night in Rockport. He also walked one, plunked a batter and struck out nine. Rory Gentile had two of the three Manchester hits.

Rockport was paced by Mike Anderson (3-4, RBI, 3 runs), Orlando (3-3, 2RBI), and Chris Bouchie (2-3, BB, 2RBI). Justin Paradis, Tom Robertson and Brock Currier also had hits for the Townies. Robertson turned in the defensive play of the day with a diving, run-saving catch in center field to end the first with runners on the corners. Bouchie made several nice plays in left field on deep fly balls.

The teams will rematch at 5:45 in Essex tomorrow night. A Rockport win places the Townies in the ITL Finals for the tenth straight year. The ITL record for consecutive Finals appearances is held by the Mariners, appearing in an amazing sixteen in a row, a streak that ended in 2002.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Semi-Finals Game 1: Manchester/Essex @ Rockport

Game 1 of the Townies vs. Mariners semi-final series was postponed due to field conditions. The game will be played tomorrow at Evans Field in Rockport. Note game time has been changed to 6:00 PM.

Game 2: Ipswich @ Hamilton, Postponed

Due to field conditions, Game 2 will be played at Patton Park tomorrow night, Tuesday. The game time will remain at 5:30pm.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Generals Take Game One, 11-4

Judd Funchion pitched 6 innings, allowing 5 hits and 3 runs to earn a game 1 victory in Ipswich Sunday night. The Generals were able to get out to a quick lead, scoring 7 runs total in the first two innings off Ipswich starter Brad Eaton. The loss was Eaton's first of the season.

In the first inning Andre Painchaud delivered a 2-RBI single, and later scored on a wild pitch. In the second, Mark Provost got a 2-RBI single and Tom Jones added an RBI single of his own. The score remained 7-0 until the fourth inning thanks to some timely Generals defense. In the second, Mark Potter turned a nifty double play. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the third and two out, Bryan Vitale was able to track down a wild pitch and fire home to the covering Funchion. Funchion applied the tag to the would be base stealer to end the threat and the inning.

The Chiefs got on the board in the bottom of the fourth, scoring one run on a Lane RBI single that plated Jim Bodwell. In the fifth, Ryan Montecalvo delivered a two out bases loaded double scoring two. After five complete innings the Generals led 7-3.

Just when the Chiefs seemed to get back in the game and figure Funchion out, the Generals were able to score 4 more runs in the sixth, thanks to a 3-run HR from Bryan Vitale. Tim O'Leary came in for the seventh to relieve Funchion, and shut the door on the Chiefs. Mark Provost, Jered Stewart, and Tom Jones each contributed 2 hits for the Generals. Ryan Monteclavo got two hits and 2-RBI for the Chiefs. Game 1 goes to the Generals in the best of 3 series by the score of 11-4. Game two will be Monday night at Patton Park in Hamilton. Game time will be moved up to 5:30pm.

Chiefs Playoff Preview

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Derby Draws Record Number, Scialdone Victorious!

Derek Scialdone blasted 17 Home Runs today to outlast the field and take home the 2007 HR title. All ITL teams were represented in the 2nd annual ITL Home Run Derby. 31 current players and 2 alumni rounded out the field vying for the Leo J. Marino Trophy. After a slow start in round 1 the field quickly was reduced to 11 players to start round 2.

Things got more interesting in round two as there were 3 spots up for grabs in the final. Every team had at least one player make it to round two. Scialdone hit a record 9 HR's in the second round to set the standard. Tom Radzim (Chiefs), who was a 2006 finalist, landed in the finals once again with a 4 HR second round giving him 6 total thus far on the day. Defending champ Nate Bertolino (Mariners) hit 4 monster HR's in round two to give him 5 total. That would be the magic number for the last spot in the final.

Jered Stewart Launches one Through the Willow Tree.

Bryan Lafata (Mariners), the last hitter of round 2 and teammate to Bertolino, tied him with 4 homers in the round and 5 overall. A 3 out "swing off" was needed to decide the final participant. In the Extra frame, Bertolino was able to use his experience to out last Lafata. Bertolino knocked four homers to advance to the final. He made sure to thank Lafata for giving him some good pitches to hit.

Finalists: Nate Bertolino, Tom Radzim, & Derek Scialdone

In the finals, Tom Radzim contributed 3 more HR's. Bertolino was able to match that plus one to take the finals lead 4-3 with Scialdone still due to hit. The layoff didn't hurt as Scialdone was able to pick-up right where he left off in Round two and put on quite a show. 7 final round HR's took the title and ended quite a fun day at Patton Park. Congratulations Derek, of the Beverly Giants. In the end, fans saw 59 home runs on the day. As many as 30 of those splashed down into the Patton Park Pond, all and all a great day. A special thanks to all players participating and helping out during today's event. We'll see you all next year!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Chiefs Clinch Regular Season Title

The Ipswich Chiefs beat the Hamilton Generals tonight 9-8 to clinch the regular season title and the top seed in the playoffs. The two teams will become familiar with each other as they will square off in the first round, Game 1 will be Sunday night in Ipswich (5:45pm start).

The planets were all in line as Tom Jones got his first career pitching start, ever. Jones, who hasn't seen action on the mound since 1994 figured the long layoff would treat his arm well. The Chief's line-up proved otherwise. Zaremba led off the game with a deep HR to center. Tom Radzim added a 2RBI double later in the first. When all was said and done, four Chiefs came around to score. The Generals got one back in the first on a Bryan Vitale sacrifice fly that plated Mark Provost.

With the score now 5-1 Chiefs, the Generals pulled within one after a Jim Maloney 3-Run HR. Ipswich answered quickly in the third with a 3-run HR from Dave Shoreman. That closed the book on Jones who made way for Chris Judd. Over the next 3 innings the Generals were able to chip away at Workman and ended up tying the game at 8-8. Judd Funchion delivered a solo HR, & Tom Jones and Mark Provost delivered RBI hits. The later plated Tim O'Leary to tie the game.

In the sixth, with one out, Dave Shoreman was able to work a walk. He gave way to Stanley who came in to pinch run. A wild pickoff throw allowed him to advance to second. Chris Judd was then able to make a pick-off attempt to second. Stanley got caught off the bag but another wild throw, this time into center-field allowed Stanley to score all the way from second. The go ahead run stuck as the Generals failed to score for the first time all night in the bottom of the sixth. The game was then called due to darkness.

Both starting pitchers did not figure in the decision. Doucette picked up the win for the Chiefs pitching 2, Chris Judd was charged with the loss. The win clinches the top spot for the Chiefs as the Rockport Townies lost to the Topsfield Tories tonight by forfeit. Hamilton will travel to Ipswich Sunday, and the Mariners will make the trek to Rockport Monday in first round playoff action.

In The Event of a Tie

From the By-Laws :

In the event of a tie in the final standings, the involved team’s records will determine the tie breaker as follows:

A) most wins
B) records against each other
C) combined scores against each other
D) Toss of the coin, except if the teams involved in a tie are in fourth place. In that case, they will play one seven (7) inning game on the first Saturday following the regular season on a neutral field. The home team is to be determined by the above method.

Mariners 3 - Generals 4

The Generals were able to edge the Mariners 4-3 last night at Patton Park in another close game. Tim O'Leary earned the win for the Generals pitching 4 innings in relief, allowing no runs and giving up only one hit.

The Mariners struck first is the top of the first inning with 2 runs. Hildabrand got a SAC fly, and Buckley recorded an RBI double off Generals starter Judd Funchion. The Generals answered with 2 runs in the bottom of the first to tie the game. Bryan Vitale got and RBI double.

In the third the two teams traded runs again. Hildabrand scored for the Mariners while Provost scored on a wild pitch for the Generals. With the score still tied at 3 apiece, Jim Maloney led off the fifth with a double and was able to score the go ahead run on a fielder's choice hit by Andre Painchaud. The score stood the rest of the way.

The Mariners finish their regular season at 15-9, clinching 3rd place. They will play either Ipswich or Rockport in the first round of the playoffs starting on Monday. The Generals play their regular season finale on Friday night against the Chiefs. The Generals' playoffs start on Sunday with the possibility of the same two foes.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Townies Drop Rams

Rockport rallied in the seventh to break a late tie and win at Rowley Thursday night.

Details to follow...

Chiefs 11 - Rams 7

Last night the Ipswich Chiefs beat the Rowley Rams by the score of 11-7. Rowley scored 4 runs in the bottom half of the 7th to make it 11-7. Kevin Smolla pitched really well Going 6+ innings. Brad Eaton came on to earn the save.

A win on Friday night in Hamilton would put the Chiefs at no worse than a tie for the top spot in the league. The seedings are still too close to call, a lot can still happen with only two days remaining in the regular season. The Hamilton Generals are the only lock on playoff positioning in the fourth spot, but they can play the role of spoiler and really effect the standings in their final two games.

Two wins in their final two will put the Rockport Townies atop the standings once again, but they will need an Ipswich loss for sole possession. The Mariners still aren't shut out of the top spot either, but will need some help. Check out the schedule as there a lot of great games tonight and tomorrow that will determine the playoff match ups.

Tories Return to ITL a Success

After a year off the Topsfield Tories have returned to the ITL, making the league bigger and better. Though the team struggled to get many wins in their first season back, the other teams in the league would admit that they were a much tougher opponent than their record may have suggested. The Tories look to improve in the years to come and have a strong nucleus to do so.

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Topsfield - 11, Beverly - 3

The Topsfield Tories ended the Beverly Giants season with an 11-3 win at Proctor Field last night. The game was called because of darkness after 6 innings. Brian Greene had 2 doubles and 3 RBI, while Galugi had a long homerun and 2 RBI to lead the Topsfield offense. The Tories batted around in the 3rd inning scoring 5 times blowing it open. Ben Hathaway and Doug Hittinger also had two hits apiece. Greene picked up the win going 4 innings in relief. For Beverly, Matt Obrien had 2 hits while Derek Scialdone and Alex Manzi had RBI hits.

Beverly finishes the season at 11-13. Despite rumors that veteran Rocky Pisa (3-0, 2.56) would be traded to a contender for prospects at the deadline, no deal materialized and the 43 year old righty will be back for another season with Beverly...

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Home Run Derby This Saturday

The 2nd Annual ITL Home Run Derby will take place this Saturday, August 4th at Patton Park in Hamilton. The event will kick off promptly at 1pm. All current and former ITL players, Fans, and officials are encouraged to attend even if you don't plan to participate. The day is a lot of fun and designed to get everyone together in preparation for this year's playoffs (which begin Sunday!).

Participating players please be there no later than 12:45pm, and please don't forget to wear your game shirts. The entry fee this year will be $20 and the order of hitters will be determined by a drawing. So you will have to be there at the start so you won't miss your spot. The Derby itself will consist of 3 rounds, exact numbers of players advancing in rounds will be determined by how many participants compete. Each player will get 10 outs to hit as many HR's as they can. Any swing not resulting in a HR is considered an out.

While not hitting, please be prepared to shag balls to help the day move quickly and smoothly. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Tom Jones @ itlbaseball@gmail.com.

See you Saturday!

Rowley 0 - Ipswich 8

The Ipswich Chiefs defeated the Rowley Rams Monday night by the score of 8-0. The rematch is tonight in Rowley.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Generals 4 - Mariners 6

A well pitched game on both sides ended up going to the Mariners tonight. Gibbon pitched a complete game to earn the win. He scattered 7 hits and struck out 3. Jeff Jensen pitched well but was charged with the loss.

Reggie Maidment started the scoring in the third inning with a two-run home run. The Mariners answered in the bottom half with 2 of their own. Corey Hildonen got an RBI single, and Gentile added a sacrifice fly to left to tie the game at 2. In the bottom of the sixth, up by one run, the Mariners got a huge hit off the bat of Choate. A 3-run HR just out of the reach of the centerfielder gave the Mariners a 6-2 lead going into the 7th.

With 2-outs in the top of the seventh, the Generals tried to mount a comeback. A Jim Maloney double scored Maidment from first. Andre Painchaud then delivered an RBI single. With the tying run on first Gibbon was able to settle down and induce a pop-up from Vitale that ended the game. The Generals fell just short and the Mariners where able to close out a competitive game. Depending on how things end up, the two teams could meet again in the ITL playoffs. The regular season rematch will be Thursday night in Hamilton, 5:45pm start.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Topsfield Pitcher Struck by Line Drive, Full Recovery Expected

In a doubleheader swept by the Rockport Townies, baseball abruptly became an afterthought at Evans Field in Rockport Sunday evening. Topsfield Tories starting pitcher Matt Rogers was struck in the left eye by a screaming line drive, bringing immediate halt to the game and prompting emergency phone calls. Rogers, son of former Torie and ITL champion Mike Rogers, was initially attended to by local emergency response personnel. Soon thereafter, a MedFlight helicopter brought the eighteen year old directly to a Boston hospital from the ball field. As he was placed in the helicopter, Matt's teammates led the one hundred or so spectators and players in a rousing, stirring cheer of support.

The league distributed news to its members today regarding Matt's status, with permission to report this information on this site. He suffered two broken bones in the left eye socket, a bruised retina and received four stitches to his eyelid. He was released from the hospital around 5AM, and is expected to make a full recovery. Throughout the morning, ITL members were burning up the lines of communication to spread word of the accident and seek updates; the good news was met with much relief throughout the North Shore.

Without question, all members of the ITL have had Matt, his parents and associates of the Topsfield Tories in their thoughts throughout the day. We all wish Matt the fastest and most complete recovery possible!!

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Ipswich - 6, Beverly - 2

Beverly is eliminated from playoffs. Ipswich, Hamilton, and Rockport all clinch playoff spots joining Manchester.

More details to follow...

Friday, July 27, 2007

Generals Win

The Hamilton Generals got a big win tonight in Topsfield. Jered Stewart pitched 5 innings, as the game was called, to earn the victory.

Tories 0 - Generals 12

Judd Funchion helped the Generals get back on track by recording his 3rd consecutive complete game shut-out. Funchion allowed only one hit, which came in the form on an infield single in the first inning. Perhaps most impressive of his latest pitching performance was that Funchion did not allow a single ball to leave the infield. He ended it giving up no runs, two walks, and 5 strike outs.

On the offensive side, the Generals spread out 11 hits. Reggie Maidment, Bryan Vitale, Tom Jones, and Andre Painchaud all contributed 2 hits apiece. With two outs in the fourth inning the Generals put up a 7-spot. Vitale and Painchaud recorded RBI singles. Tim O'Leary followed by bringing them both home on a deep double to center. Tom Jones then knocked O'Leary in with a HR into the pond. In the fifth inning, the Generals got 2 more runs on a Reggie Maidment HR.

The win helps the Generals move a step closer to the ITL playoffs with 4 games remaining. The race is close and no team is set in the standings. It should make for an exciting final week of the season.