Sunday, July 29, 2012

Beverly - 7, Ipswich - 1

The Beverly Giants (16-7) wrapped up homefield advantage in the first round of the playoffs by knocking off the Ipswich Chiefs (11-10) by the score of 7 to 1 Sunday night at Cooney Field.  Steve Palladino allowed only 1 run over 6 innings while striking out 8 for the win.  Offensively, it was a team effort as the Giants took advantage of 9 walks issued by the Chiefs pitching staff.  Derek Scialdone (2 for 2, 2RBI) and Sean Mitchell (1 for 2, 2RBI) contributed.

Beverly finishes the season at Topsfield on Wednesday.  Ipswich has three games with Rowley remaining.