The Manchester/Essex Mariners outdone by Conor Walsh and the Beverly Giants, 8-5
The Beverly Giants beat the Manchester/Essex Mariners 8-5 in seven innings on Tuesday in Essex behind Conor Walsh, who collected three hits. He singled in the first, second, and fourth innings.
The Mariners were hurt by a number of miscues in the field. Manchester/Essex committed three errors which led to four unearned runs for the Beverly Giants.
Sean Martin recorded the win for the Beverly Giants. He allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out one, walked three and surrendered one hit.
Peter Clark lasted two innings on the bump for the Mariners before the call to the bullpen. Clark gave up seven hits and six runs.
The game's last lead went to the Beverly Giants thanks to a first inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on a sacrifice fly by Brian Chirco and an RBI single by Conor Walsh.
The Beverly Giants built upon their lead with four runs in the second. A single by John Boyle ignited the offense, plating Scott Caradonna and Kevin Harutunian. That was followed up by Conor Walsh's single, plating Andy Brown.
Three runs in the bottom of the second helped the Manchester/Essex Mariners close their deficit to 6-3. A single by Bob Whynott and a two-run single by Max Nesbit triggered the Manchester/Essex Mariners' comeback. Martin ended the inning when Mike Cain was thrown out at the plate by a relay from Walsh to Boyle to Chirco.
The Beverly Giants got one-run rallies in the third inning and the fifth. In the third, the Beverly Giants scored on an RBI single by Luke McDonald, bringing home Dan Cashman.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the fourth, the Manchester/Essex Mariners faced just a 7-4 deficit. A wild pitch fueled the Manchester/Essex Mariners' comeback. The Manchester/Essex Mariners threat came to an end when Martin finally got Nesbit to fly out.
The Manchester/Essex Mariners scored one run in the bottom of the fifth to cut their deficit to three. An error gave the Manchester/Essex Mariners life. Finally, Martin got Ian Buckley to strike out to end the threat.