The ITL Beverly Giants get on top of the Manchester/Essex Mariners early but can't hang on in 7-3 lossThe ITL Beverly Giants came out firing, but couldn't hang on to the lead, ending up on the losing side of a 7-3 ballgame against the Manchester/Essex Mariners on Friday at Shepard Memorial Dr. Essex MA.
The Manchester/Essex Mariners took the lead in the sixth inning on a two-run error.
It was a good day at the plate for the Manchester/Essex Mariners' Peter Clark. Clark went 2-3, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the fourth and sixth innings. Kevin Harutunian had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He doubled in the first and fourth innings.
Rory Gentile got the win for the Manchester/Essex Mariners. He tossed three innings of shutout ball. He struck out two, walked two and surrendered two hits.
Frankie Messina ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed seven runs in two-thirds of an inning, walked one and struck out two.
The top of the first saw the ITL Beverly Giants take an early lead, 3-0. The ITL Beverly Giants caught fire after Kevin Harutunian doubled. Then John Boyle singled, plating Kevin Harutunian. The ITL Beverly Giants added more runs when Brown scored on a groundout by Paul Drinkwater and Boyle scored on an RBI double by Messina.
The Manchester/Essex Mariners stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the sixth, scoring seven runs on a two-run error and four singles.
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