Monday, July 2, 2007

Generals 5 - Townies 9

The Townies were able to pull out another game in the late innings against the Generals. Brent Currier picked up the win in relief, Jeff Jensen pitched well but was charged with the loss. The game was a back and forth affair until the sixth when the Townies were able to take the lead for good with a big inning.

The Generals got things going in the first inning with an RBI single from Andre Painchaud. The Townies answered in the bottom half with an RBI from Brent Currier that scored Tom Robertson (2-4, double, 2 runs). Rockport took the lead with 2 in the second. 3 straight singles and a Greel sacrifice fly yielded the 2 runs.

Justin Tilley delivered an RBI single in the fourth for the Generals that plated Jim Maloney (2 hits, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases). A two RBI triple off the bat of Tim O'Leary gave the Generals the lead in the fifth. Rockport quickly tied the game again scoring 1 in the bottom half of the inning. It the sixth Tom Jones (2-3, walk, run) got a two out RBI single that scored Painchaud, giving the Generals another 1 run lead. Again, the lead would be short lived.

In the bottom of the sixth the Townies scored 5 runs putting the game out of reach. Greel, Anderson, C. Bouchie and M. Bouchie all delivered big hits in the inning. Mark Bouchie delivered the game changing hit. With the score tied and 1 out, runners on first and third Mark hit a first pitch line drive to first. A great play would have delivered a sure double play as the runner on first was off with the pitch, but the hard hit ball fell as it glanced off the tip of Painchaud's glove after a nice effort. A well played game went to the Townies on this day by the score of 9-5. The two teams play again this Thursday at Patton Park.

Generals Make up Games:

Monday, July 9th
Hamilton vs. Rowley
@ Patton Park (Rowley home team)
5:45pm start

Wednesday, July 18th
Topsfield vs. Hamilton
@ Patton Park
5:45pm start