Monday, August 4, 2008

Generals Take Game 1 Over Chiefs, 7-2

The Generals got a great pitching performance from Jon Jackson and a consistent attack on offense to take game 1 of the best of 3 series against the Ipswich Chiefs. Jackson pitched a complete game, surrendering only 4 hits and allowing 2 runs. Dave Shoreman got the ball for the Chiefs, went 5 innings, but was charged with the loss. Game 2 will be tomorrow night in Hamilton at Patton Park, 5:30pm start time.

Jim Maloney (2-5, RBI, SB) led off the game with a double down the right field line. With two on and 2-out, Andre Painchaud (2-4, 2RBI) delivered a 2-RBI single putting the Generals ahead with the Chiefs coming to bat. In the bottom of the 1st Ipswich struck back with 1 run on a Hernandez RBI double.

The score stayed 2-1 until the bottom of the third inning when Shoreman was able to deliver a lead-off HR that ricocheted off the little league scoreboard in deep left. The blast tied the game at 2. The Generals were able to put together two mini rallies over the next two innings to take the lead.

Provost hit a monster 2-run HR in the fourth while Potter (3-4, 2B, 2RBI, SB, 2R) and Maloney added RBI hits in the fifth to push the score to 6-2. Potter got another RBI single in the seventh to end the scoring. Jackson took care of the rest as he seemed to get stronger as the game went on. He was able to retire the last 15 batters in a row. Shoreman's HR in the third was the last player to reach base for the Chiefs. The two teams battle again Tuesday night @ Patton with the Chiefs looking to force a game 3 back in Ipswich. We hope to see you there!