Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Beverly - 5, Hamilton - 4

The Beverly Giants make the most of 5 hits in 5-4 victory over ITL Hamilton Generals

Both the Beverly Giants and ITL Hamilton Generals put runners aboard on Tuesday, but it was the Beverly Giants that were able to take advantage, pulling out a 5-4 win at Patton Park.

ITL Hamilton Generals got six hits compared with just five for the Beverly Giants, but ITL Hamilton Generals stranded 10 on base.

The Beverly Giants held off ITL Hamilton Generals, as ITL Hamilton Generals was unable to overcome a five-run fifth inning deficit.

ITL Hamilton Generals scored four runs in the sixth on an RBI double by Matt Greeke, a two-run error, and an RBI single by Luke Painchaud. Despite its efforts, ITL Hamilton Generals couldn't get over the hump.  In the 7th inning, a relay from Luke McDonald to Kevin Harutunian to Conor Walsh cut the tying run down at the plate.

Andy Brown racked up three RBIs on one hit for the Beverly Giants. He doubled in the fifth inning.

Frankie Messina had an impressive outing against ITL Hamilton Generals' lineup. ITL Hamilton Generals managed just two hits off of Messina, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out three during his five innings of work.

Cam Charette took the loss for ITL Hamilton Generals. He lasted just five innings, walked none, struck out four, and allowed five runs.

The Beverly Giants didn't relinquish the lead after scoring one run in the fourth inning when they scored on a sacrifice fly by Brown.

The Beverly Giants added four more runs in the top of the fifth. A error scored Messina to get the Beverly Giants on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Brown's double, scoring Patrick Wilson and David Drinkwater.