Friday, July 20, 2012

Hamilton 8, Ipswich 0

Hamilton rebounded from a tough loss on Monday at Ipswich by shutting out Ipswich Thursday night at Patton Park.  Mike Drinkwater (7IP, 3H, 0R, 4BB, 7K) was a boss on the mound for the Generals as he earned the win with a complete game effort.
The Generals went up 2-0 in the bottom of the second.  Bryan Vitale and Avon Stewart walked and would come in to score on an RBI groundout by Mark Ruggiero and a two-out RBI single by Jim Love.  In the third, Jim Maloney led off with a double and scored when Justin Tilley (two hits) doubled off the fence in left-center with two-outs, pushing the score to 3-0.  Hamilton would tack on five more runs in the bottom of the sixth.  Love and Reggie Maidement drew walks with the bases loaded and Jered Stewart and Tilley had RBI singles.  Austen Michel turned in a strong effort behind the plate and contributed two hits to the Generals' offensive attack.  But the story was Drinkwater who continued his dominance on the mound in cruising to victory.