Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hamilton - 10, Beverly - 5

Cam Charette pitched a complete game for the win.  Brian Vitale (2-for-3, HR, 5RBI, 2R) and Matt Greeke homered for Hamilton.  Reggie Maidment was hit by 3 pitches and doubled scoring 4 runs out of the leadoff spot.  For Beverly, Kevin Harutunian homered and doubled knocking in 3 runs.  Paul Drinkwater also homered.
Vitale put the Generals up 2-0 in the first with a two-run homer.  In the third, he had a two-run single, on which a third run came home on a throwing error.  Matt Greeke followed with his first career ITL homer to push the Generals' lead to 7-2.  The Generals tacked on two more runs in the fourth on a Maloney (1-for-2, HBP, BB, 2RBI) bases loaded walk and a Vitale fielder's choice.  Maloney rounded out the scoring on the night with a RBI single in the sixth.
Kevin Hartunian (2-for-2, 2B, HR, 3RBI) and Paul Drinkwater (solo HR) provided the offense for Beverly.  Hamilton's Reggie Maidment (1-for-1, 3HBP, 2B, 4R) had yet another strong game from the leadoff spot, reaching base all four times and scoring four runs.  The Duval brothers and Austin Michelle had a nice showing for Hamilton in their ITL debuts.  Hamilton's offense created an early cushion for Charette, who allowed only five hits while striking out 11.