Rusty Tucker leads the Manchester/Essex Mariners to 8-2 victory thanks to 18 strikeoutsAn outstanding effort by Rusty Tucker led the Manchester/Essex Mariners to an 8-2 win in seven innings over ITL Rockport Townies on Friday at Evans Field Station Sq. Rockport, MA 01966.
Tucker's 18 strikeouts helped the Manchester/Essex Mariners to the victory. Tucker allowed two earned runs on four hits and no walks over seven innings.
Tucker lost his perfect game in the seventh inning on a double by Jason Vizena.
A a double by Vizena in the seventh inning cost Tucker his no-hit bid.
The Manchester/Essex Mariners beat ITL Rockport Townies thanks to nine hits, including one extra base hits. The Manchester/Essex Mariners scored four runs in the fifth on the Manchester/Essex Mariners scored in the fifth on an RBI single by Rory Gentile, an RBI single by Max Nesbit, a sacrifice fly by Tucker, and an RBI single by Bryan Lafata.
Tyler Favaloro took the loss for ITL Rockport Townies. He allowed six runs in four innings, walked three and struck out three.