Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mariners Walk-Off Winners behind Cain HR

Manchester/Essex defeated Hamilton 5-4 Tuesday night in Essex on the strength of a Mike Cain walk-off HR in the bottom of the seventh. The Mariners took a 4-0 lead after two innings and the score remained the same until the top of seventh due to the strong pitching of lefthander Adam Philpott. In the seventh, the Generals rallied for four runs off Philpott to tie the game highlighted by a game-tying three-run HR off the bat of Bryan Vitale. With two outs in the bottom half of the inning, Cain came through with his solo HR to right-center to end the game.

Pierro recorded the final two outs in the top of the seventh to earn the win. Luke Painchaud took the loss for Hamilton in relief. Connor Sullivan started for Hamilton and pitched six solid innings in his season debut.