Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Beverly Giants fall to the Rowley Rams 7-3

Not even a strong hitting and pitching performance from Andy Brown could carry the Beverly Giants past the Rowley Rams at Eiras Field - 477 Haverhill St Rowley, MA 01969 on Tuesday as the Beverly Giants suffered a 7-3 defeat.  Brown went a perfect 3-3 at the plate for the Beverly Giants. He singled in the first, third, and fourth innings.

The Rowley Rams had no answer for Brown, who kept runners off the basepaths in his appearance. The Rowley Rams managed just three hits off of Brown, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out one during his 3 2/3 innings of work.

The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to four lead changes in the game.  The Rowley Rams took the lead in the third inning and held on for the victory. The Rowley Rams went up for good on an RBI single by Justin Bolla off Eric Messina, scoring Dmitri Hunt.   Joe Esposito boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace the Rowley Rams. He singled in the second inning and doubled in the third inning.  John Rusolillo got the win in relief for the Rowley Rams. Rusolillo pitched two innings and allowed no runs.

Messina couldn't get it done on the hill for the Beverly Giants, taking a loss. He allowed seven runs in 2 1/3 innings, walked none and struck out none.  The Rowley Rams jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Hunt doubled to ignite the Rowley Rams' offense, before Colby Ingraham singled, plating Hunt.  A key third-inning rally gave the Rowley Rams the lead for good. the Rowley Rams tacked on a total of five runs on A two-run double by Joe Esposito, a sacrifice fly by Mark Berkland, and an RBI single by Ingraham.