Sunday, August 3, 2008

Tories Top Generals in 9 Innings

Reardon went the full 9 innings to earn the win for the Topsfield Tories Saturday morning. The game closed out the ITL regular season in dramatic fashion as the results decided the ITL playoff seedings. Mike Drinkwater got the tough loss in relief. Luke Painchaud started for the Generals and went 6 strong innings allowing only 2 runs, earning the no-decision.

With the Tories leading 2-0 in the sixth, Jered Stewart tied the game with a 2-run HR. The Generals failed to bring home the go ahead run later in the inning as the Tories worked out of a bases loaded jam.

Now in the 9th inning the Tories got a 3-run HR from Bunker to take a 5-2 lead. The Generals tried for a rally in the bottom of the 9th, Jim Maloney led off the inning with a solo HR closing the score to 5-3. With two out and two on, Jones made a walk-off bid but Hittenger was able to haul it in with his back on the fence ending the game and securing the 5-3 Tories victory.