Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rams Return Favor, 2-1 over Mariners

The ITL Rowley Rams make the most of 4 hits in 2-1 victory over the Manchester/Essex Mariners

The ITL Rowley Rams and the Manchester/Essex Mariners both threatened with rallies, but it was the ITL Rowley Rams that eventually took advantage of them in a 2-1 win at 435 Haverhill St. Rowley MA.

The Manchester/Essex Mariners got eight hits compared with just four for the ITL Rowley Rams, but the Manchester/Essex Mariners stranded eight on base.  The fact that the ITL Rowley Rams grouped all of their runs into the seventh inning helped them take advantage of their hits.

Ryan Marques was a workhorse on the rubber for the Manchester/Essex Mariners. Marques pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs, four hits and no walks while striking out three.  Jeff Moore got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He pitched one shutout inning. He struck out none, walked none and surrendered one hit.

Marques was the game's losing pitcher.  The Manchester/Essex Mariners scored their only run of the game on an RBI single by Rory Gentile in the fifth inning.