Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mariners / Townies Tie 0-0

The Rockport Townies and Manchester/Essex Mariners played 6 complete innings to a 0-0 tie. The game had a 40 minute delay, resulting in only getting 6 innings complete. The pitchers duel was put on by young ITL players Greg Kistner for the Townies (6IP, 4 hits, 5k's, and 3bb), and Mariners rookie making his first pitching appearance of the season, Lucas Dasilva (6IP, 7hits, 4k's, 1bb, and 1hbp).

Both teams had numerous opportunities with men in scoring position, and even bases loaded multiple times, but each time Kistner and Dasilva were able to get out jams with key strikeouts and timely double plays.

Brent Currier was the only player on either squad that recorded mulitple hits, with 2 singles. Also for the Townies, Chris Bouchie, Conor Ressel, Brock Currier, Matt Ayer, and Mike Bertolino hit safely. Brett Cahill, Nate Bertolino, Ty Haskell and Mike MacFarland record the hits for the Mariners.

The tie brings the Townies to 14-7-2 (30pts) with one game remaining in Topsfield Friday night. While the Mariners move to 15-5-1 (31pts) and start up a 2 game series tonight in Essex against the Hamilton Generals.