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.

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