Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Generals 7, Mariners 2

Rory Gentile's bookend HR's provided all the offense for the Mariners but the Hamilton Generals were able to pull out another win last night on the road. Gentile led off the game with a HR and added another in the seventh inning for the home team. Generals' pitchers were able to scatter only 3 other hits during the rest of the game while the offense came up with 7 runs on the way to the victory.

Judd Funchion started the game for the Generals giving up only one hit while striking out 4 in just 2 innings of work. With one down in the second Funchion collided with teammate Bryan Vitale on a foul ball bid. Vitale held on for the second out, but Funchion was injured on the play. He stayed in the game to complete the inning but was unable to come out for the third as he swelled up pretty good in between innings.

Mike Drinkwater came in for the Generals and went the rest of the game to earn the victory. Drinkwater allowed only 4 hits and 1 run in 5 IP and got out of a tough bases-loaded no-out situation unscathed. Mahi got the start for the Mariners, pitched well, but got the loss.

Offensively, Maidment got it going for the Generals for the second straight night with an RBI single in the second to tie the score at 1-1. The Generals took the lead in the third inning with a 3-run 2-out rally. O'Leary and Tilley each delivered RBI singles during the rally to take the lead. Mark Provost added 2-RBI later in the game. When all was said and done the Generals were able to win by a 7-2 margin. The two teams face off again on Thursday night at Patton Park, 5:45pm start.