Monday, July 9, 2007

Rockport 12, Manchester/Essex 1

The Rockport Townies downed Manchester by a score of 12-1 last night at Evans Field in Rockport, though the game was closer than the score would indicate. The game was a well-pitched 3-1 affair into the bottom half of the fifth inning, as Mariners hurler Charlie Choate was holding the Townies in check. After Choate fatigued and left the mound, the Townies rallied for multiple runs in the fifth and sixth, pushing the margin to double digits.

Brent Currier went the distance for Rockport in just his third start of the season, settling down after allowing a run in the first. First-year outfielder Dan Gove led the Townies attack with a three-hit performance. Rockprt now sits two points behind Ipswich for first place, with the Marniers in third. The two teams will play the second half of this week's home-and-home series on Tuesday night at 5:45 in Essex.