Thursday, June 30, 2016

Topsfield - 7, Beverly - 6

  • Details from Tuesday's game.
  • Eric Messina both hit and pitched well for the Beverly Giants, but it wasn't enough as the Beverly Giants fell to Topsfield Tories 7-6 at Proctor School.
  • Messina racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Beverly Giants. He singled in the sixth inning and tripled in the seventh inning.
  • Topsfield Tories couldn't get anything going as long as Messina was pitching. Messina held Topsfield Tories hitless over two-thirds of an inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out none.
  • Topsfield Tories staved off the Beverly Giants as the Beverly Giants were unable to match Topsfield Tories down the stretch.
  • The Beverly Giants scored on and a two-run single by Andy Brown in the fifth inning and a two-run triple by Messina in the seventh inning. Despite their efforts, the Beverly Giants couldn't get over the hump.
  • Luis Barnes had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He doubled in the first and third innings.
  • Ryan Beaton got the win in relief for Topsfield Tories. Beaton pitched three innings and allowed three runs.
  • Topsfield Tories was sparked by Andrew Heath and Barnes, who teamed up for four hits and two RBIs.
  • Brown was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just 3 1/3 innings, walked one, struck out none, and allowed five runs.
  • The top of the first saw the Beverly Giants take an early lead, 1-0. The Beverly Giants got things going when Kevin Harutunian doubled. A passed ball then moved Harutunian from second to third.
  • Topsfield Tories answered the Beverly Giants' top inning with one run of its own in the first. Topsfield Tories scored on an RBI single by Andrew Heath.
  • The lead stayed with Topsfield Tories after the third, when it scored two runs on an RBI double by Barnes and a sacrifice fly by Zack Lamkin.
  • Topsfield Tories added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth. A ground out scored Alan Nahigian to get Topsfield Tories on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Beaton's double.
  • Topsfield Tories pushed across one run in both the fifth inning and the sixth. In the fifth, Topsfield Tories scored on a sacrifice fly by Ben Panunzio, plating Andrew Heath.