Thursday, August 9, 2007

Townies Reach Finals

The Rockport Townies will play the Hamilton Generals in the ITL Finals after defeating the Manchester/Essex Mariners last night 9-6, clinching the best of 3 series. The Townies brought their bats as they recorded 3 monster HR's. Chris Bouchie hit a Grand Slam to straight away center. Brent Currier added a solo shot, and Tom Robertson hit a 3-run HR to right.

Orlando RBI Single.

The Mariners did not give up as they mounted an impressive comeback. Buckley hit a 2-run HR in the fourth to make the score 5-3. Down by 6 heading into the bottom of the sixth the Mariners added 3 runs and were then able to then load the bases. With two outs and a full count, and the go ahead run at the plate, Brent Currier was able to record a strike out to end the threat. The game was then called due to darkness.

Bouchie Grand Slam

Game 1 of the best-of-5 finals will be played this Saturday at Evans Field in Rockport. Game 2 will be Sunday at Patton Park in Hamilton. Both games start at 2pm. The match up will be a rematch of last year's first round series, where Rockport was the eventual winner in 3 games. The 2 teams look to renew the rivalry and put together a good series for the fans to enjoy.