Tuesday, August 7, 2007

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.