ITL Hamilton Generals get on top of ITL Ipswich Chiefs early but can't hang on in 5-4 lossITL Hamilton Generals jumped out to an early lead, but was unable to hold on and lost 5-4 to ITL Ipswich Chiefs on Monday.
ITL Ipswich Chiefs took the lead in the fourth inning on a wild pitch. It was a good day at the plate for ITL Ipswich Chiefs' Andy Knox. Knox went 1-4, drove in one and scored two runs. He tripled in the fourth inning. Wills shut down ITL Hamilton Generals while he was on the rubber. Wills gave up just two hits, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out three during his 4 2/3 innings of work. ITL Hamilton Generals' poor play in the field contributed to the loss. ITL Hamilton Generals gave up three unearned runs while committing six errors over the course of the game.
Greg Doucette got the win for ITL Ipswich Chiefs. He tossed two innings of shutout ball. Doucette struck out one, walked two and gave up one hit. Larry Torres took the loss for ITL Hamilton Generals. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings, walked two, struck out two, and allowed two runs.
The top of the first saw ITL Hamilton Generals take an early lead, 1-0. ITL Hamilton Generals got things going when Jim Love doubled. A stolen base then moved Jim Love from second to third. Jim Love then stole home. ITL Ipswich Chiefs answered ITL Hamilton Generals' top inning with one run of its own in the first. ITL Ipswich Chiefs scored on an error. ITL Ipswich Chiefs got two-run rallies in the second inning and the fourth. In the second, ITL Ipswich Chiefs scored on an error, scoring Nathan Frongillo. ITL Ipswich Chiefs never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning, scoring two runs on an RBI triple by Knox.