Monday, May 25, 2015

Beverly - 6, Topsfield - 3

The ITL season started with a great game between Topsfield and Beverly at Cooney Field on Sunday.  Topsfield took an early 3 to 1 lead but by the end of four innings the score was tied at 3.  The score remained tied until the bottom of the sixth inning. 

In the bottom of the 6th Beverly's Eric Messina led off with a double, Conor Clement reached on an error, and Andy Brown reached via walk.  Topsfield then got two outs without letting a runner across.  This brought up John Boyle with two out and the bases still loaded.  Boyle skied one to the base of the wall in centerfield resulting in a 3 run double.  Boyle finished the day 3 for 3 with a HR, 2 doubles, a walk, and 4RBI.

Dan Cashman pitched the final three innings for the win.  Cashman retired all nine batters he faced including four strikeouts.  Luke McDonald was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI for the home team.

Topsfield's Spencer Aguiar had a no decision allowing 3 runs (2 earned) over 5 innings.  Zack Lamkin took the loss in relief allowing 3 runs, all unearned, in one inning.