Saturday, June 21, 2008

Generals Hold On Again Behind Jensen Effort

The Hamilton Generals beat the Topsfield Tories at Patton Park tonight by the score of 9-7. A late inning power surge by the Tories made things interesting, but the Generals were able to seal the deal. Jeff Jensen picked up the win with his first complete game of the season. Reardon pitched well for the Tories but was charged with the loss.

Just like the night before, the Generals jumped out to an early lead with 4 in the second. The first 6 batters were able to reach base, Jim Maloney was able to deliver a 2-run single followed by a Provost 2-Run double to get the Generals on the board. Jered Steward pushed the score to 5-0 with an RBI single in the fourth.

Doug Hitenger got that one back for the Tories with one swing of the bat by blasting a solo HR into the willow tree. Mark Potter added a 2-Run, 2-Out single in the fifth for the Generals to extend the lead to 7-1.

Heading into the seventh with the score 7-2 the fireworks started to happen. Mark Provost hit a monster 2-run HR into the pond to push the lead to 9-2. In the bottom of the seventh with their backs against the wall the Tories came out swinging. Eric Bunker delivered a RBI single. Ben Hathaway kept the attack going with a 2-run HR which was followed by another 2-run HR off the bat of Zach Lampkin. That closed the gap making the score 9-7. Jensen was able to bare down and finish off the game for the win.

The Generals move to 7-2 on the season and next face the Rockport Townies this Sunday in Rockport, 6pm start. The Tories are off until next Wednesday night when they take on the Beverly Giants at Proctor School.