ITL Hamilton Generals beat ITL Topsfield Tories 8-4 in seven innings on Friday at Proctor School 60 Main st topsfield ma behind Drew Taylor, who had two extra base hits. He doubled in the first and third innings and singled in the fifth inning.
Troy Bunker boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace ITL Topsfield Tories. He singled in the second and fifth innings.
Jack Clay got the win for ITL Hamilton Generals. He allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out six, walked four and surrendered six hits. Cam Borrelli, Taylor and Luke Wendt helped lead ITL Hamilton Generals. They combined for eight hits and six RBIs.
Spencer Aguiar ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings, walked three and struck out three.
ITL Hamilton Generals closer Matt Greeke put away the final two outs to record the save. ITL Hamilton Generals never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring one run on an RBI double by Cam Borrelli. ITL Hamilton Generals increased its lead with two runs in the third. Luke Wendt started the inning with a single, scoring Taylor.
ITL Hamilton Generals piled on five more runs in the top of the fourth. A bases loaded walk scored Andre Painchaud to get ITL Hamilton Generals on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Luke Wendt's single, bringing home Clay and Jim Love.
A two-run fifth inning helped bring ITL Topsfield Tories within six. An RBI single by Bunker and an RBI single by Ben Panunzio sparked ITL Topsfield Tories' rally. Finally, Clay induced an inning-ending strike out from Erik Larsen.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the sixth, ITL Topsfield Tories faced just a 8-3 deficit. An RBI single by Zack Lamkin gave ITL Topsfield Tories life. Finally, Clay got Alan Nahigian to fly out to end the threat.
After pushing across one run in the bottom of the seventh, ITL Topsfield Tories faced just a 8-4 deficit. An RBI single by Tom Cadmus triggered ITL Topsfield Tories' comeback. ITL Hamilton Generals' Matt Greeke induced a Aguiar fly out to close things out.
Founded in 1929, The Intertown Twilight League is the oldest active amateur baseball league in the country, and is recognized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame as such. The league consists of teams from Beverly, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Rockport, Rowley, & Topsfield to make up the league. Most of the players are college or former college/high school players; a few have had professional experience. Please join us this and every summer for some of the best baseball around! We hope to see you there!