Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Mariners 7 Chiefs 3

The Manchester-Essex Mariners (17-3-1) beat the Ipswich Chiefs (11-8-1) by a score of 7 to 3 at Memorial Field in Essex last night, with Ipswich playing as the home team. The Mariners got on the board first with Rory Gentile hitting a 2 run home run in the top of the 3rd inning, his 3rd of the year. M-E would tack on another run in the top of the 4th on an Adam Philpott sacrifice fly plating Brett Cahill. In the bottum of the 4th after a lead off single by Ryan Montecalvo, Ipswich's Greg Doucette touched up Mariners' starting pitcher, Ryan Marques, for a 2 run bomb to left, bring the Mariner lead to 3-2.
Scoring subsided until the bottum of the 6th, Doucette hit a 1 out single, moved to second on an outfield error then was knocked in by Kevin Michael on a ground ball between 1st and 2nd. A throwing error put Michael on third with 1 out, the Mariners able to get out of the jam by inducing 2 ground balls to 3rd base, leaving the score tied at 3.
In the 7th Manchester-Essex finally got to Chiefs starting pitcher, Doucette, scoring 4 runs on hits by Philpott, Bob Whynott, Gentile, Caulin Rogers and Adrian Frattini. With the score 7 to 3, the Chiefs did not go quietly as they loaded the bases in the bottum of the 7th on hits by Chris Zaremba, Andy Knox, and Montecalvo, but did not push across any runs. Marques went the distance and picked up his 7th win of the season, Doucette pitched well in the loss.
The Mariners host Hamilton tonight while the Chiefs travel to Rowley.