Saturday, June 15, 2013

Beverly - 1, Rockport - 0

Beverly (2-2) beat Rockport (1-4) 1 to 0 in 8 innings Friday night at Evans Field. Erik Drown earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Josh Levesque threw 6 shutout innings before giving way  to Drown.

The games only run scored in the top of the 8th. Paul Drinkwater led off with a single. Pat Cullen pinch ran. Brian Chirco moved Cullen to second with a sac bunt. Levesque then walked.  Jeff Barricelli singled to load the bases with 1 out. Chris Brewer then walked, pushing the to ahead run across. The next batter grounded into a 1-2-3 double play to end the inning.

In Rockport's half of the 8th they threatened but could not score. Tupper led off with a single and stole 2nd. After a strikeout, Brian Lentz singled to center but a strong throw from John Boyle held the runner at third. Lentz stole second moving the winning run into scoring position. Drown then got a strikeout and pop out to end the game.

Beverly only had 4 hits but totaled 9 walks on the night. Rockport's Lentz was the game's only multiple hitter going 2 for 2 with a walk, a hit by pitch, and a steal. McDowell pitched 7 shutout innings, striking out 8. Nelson was charged with the loss in relief.