Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Generals over Giants 6-3

Hamilton (12-10-1) clinched a playoff birth by downing Beverly (7-15-1) Tuesday night at Patton Park. Connor Sullivan picked up the win by tossing three innings of relief allowing only one hit and striking out four. Reginald J. Maidment (2-for-2, HBP, 2B, 3RBI) remained warm at the plate as he paced the Generals' offense, the biggest hit being a two-run double in the fifth to break the game open. Avon Stewart added a pinch-hit solo HR in the sixth for the Generals.

The Generals host Ipswich on Thursday in a game which may have seeding implications for Hamilton, while a playoff birth may be at stake for the Chiefs. Beverly closes out their season on Wednesday in Topsfield.