Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Generals Win, Control Fate

ITL Hamilton Generals seize victory thanks to late sacrifice fly, drop ITL Rockport Townies 5-4

ITL Hamilton Generals and ITL Rockport Townies volleyed the lead five times on Wednesday, but ITL Hamilton Generals came out on top for a 5-4 win on Wednesday at Evans Field.  ITL Hamilton Generals pulled out the win thanks to a strong sixth inning. A sacrifice fly by Brian Nicoll scored Larry Saggese and gave ITL Hamilton Generals the lead for good.

Kyle Nelson led ITL Rockport Townies' offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He also drove in one runner. He singled in the third inning and doubled in the fourth inning.  Matt Greeke recorded the win for ITL Hamilton Generals. He allowed four runs over seven innings. Matt Greeke struck out nine, walked three and gave up seven hits.

Alex Webb ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just six innings, walked four, struck out four, and allowed five runs.

After a scoreless stalemate, ITL Hamilton Generals finally got on the board with one run in the fourth. ITL Hamilton Generals scored runs on an RBI single by Larry Saggese.  ITL Rockport Townies answered ITL Hamilton Generals' top inning with four runs of its own in the fourth. ITL Rockport Townies scored on an RBI double by Webb, a wild pitch, an RBI single by Marcus Cottone, and an RBI double by Nelson.

ITL Hamilton Generals pushed across two runs in both the fifth inning and the sixth. In the fifth, ITL Hamilton Generals scored on a two-run single by Avon Stewart, plating Luke Wendt and Cam Borrelli.  The sixth spelled defeat for ITL Rockport Townies, as ITL Hamilton Generals grabbed the lead for good.