Thursday, July 5, 2007

Ipswich - 1, Beverly - 0

The Ipswich Chiefs took the rain shortened game by the score of 1 to 0. Ipswich scored their only run in the bottom of the 4th inning. With men on first and second, a tailor made double play ball took a high hop over the Giants' second baseman's head resulting in the runner scoring from second and runners advancing to second and third with nobody out. Luke Deschamps relieved Kyle Sewyck who pitched very well (3IP, 1R). Deschamps pitched his way out of the jam leaving the score at 1 to 0 thru 4.

In the top of the 5th inning Beverly threatened to score, but left a runner at third base. After a scoreless bottom half of the 5th with the rain and darkness creeping in, Beverly rallied in the 6th. Three walks, a throwing error, and a wild pitch resulted in a run scored and runners on 1st and 3rd with two out. At this point, the sky was pitch black and the umpires called a delay that would eventually lead to a rainout. The score reverted back to the end of the fifth inning, and Ipswich won 1-0.

Kevin Smolla pitched well for Ipswich, shutting out the Giants on only 3 hits over 5 official innings.