Friday, June 13, 2008

Genearls Beat Chiefs @ Patton, 13-4

Dylan Durning hit 2 monster HR's and contributed 3 RBI's to pace the Chiefs, but that wasn't enough to keep up with a potent Generals attack from top to bottom. Judd Funchion eventually found his groove and went 5 strong innings allowing only 4 hits with 5k's in recording his second win of the season. Jon Jackson pitched two scoreless innings for the home team in relief. Smolla was charged with the loss in 1 1/3 innings of work.

Things got off to a rough start for Funchion, you could see him working out the rust in the first inning after a long layoff. The Chiefs manged a run in the first thanks to three straight walks, then a hit batter. A nifty double play ended the threat with that being the only damage. Funchion was able to settle down and pitch great the rest of the day in front of the large Patton Park crowd.

The Generals wasted no time in getting the run back as Jim Maloney led off the bottom half of the first with a solo HR to left. Not to be out done, Jered Stewart added a 2-Run line drive HR after a long battle at the plate. Tim O'Leary contributed a sac-fly to make the score 4-1 after one.

Bryan Vitale (4-4, 3 RBI) had an RBI single in the second scoring Provost. In the top of the third the Chiefs moved a bit closer after Durning's first HR to center. Hamilton bounced right back thanks to a Reggie Maidment 2 RBI double making the score 7-2 after 3. Durning again homered in the fifth, this time a 2 run shot deep into the pond cutting the score to 7-4. The Generals answered yet again with 4 of their own in the bottom half. Provost, Stewart, and Vitale all had RBI hits in the inning. Mark Provost added a 2-HR in the 6th to round out the scoring.

Maloney, Provost, Vitale, Jones, & Maidment all had a multi-hit game. Matt Lane had a double and Durning 2-HR to lead the Chiefs offense. Radzim and Montecalvo added the other hits for the Chiefs. The 13-4 final moves the Generals to 5-1 on the season and back to the top of the standings, if only for the time being. The Generals continue a tough stretch with 5 games over the next 7 days starting this Sunday in Beverly (5pm start). The Chiefs visit Evans Field this Sunday as well, starting at 6pm.