Monday, August 1, 2016

Beverly - 5, Ipswich - 4

  • The Beverly Giants outlasted Ipswich Chiefs on Sunday after four lead changes, squeaking out a 5-4 win at Cooney Field.
  • The Beverly Giants finally managed to grab the lead after a strong seventh inning. A hit by pitch scored Luke McDonald and gave the Beverly Giants the lead for good.
  • McDonald put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Beverly Giants. He doubled in the fifth and seventh innings.
  • Dan Cashman kept contact to a minimum, striking out eight Ipswich Chiefs batters. Cashman allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks over seven innings.
  • Pat Curran ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just one inning, walked two, struck out one, and allowed one run.
  • The top of the first saw Ipswich Chiefs take an early lead, 2-0. Nate Frongillo started the rally for Ipswich Chiefs with a single. A few plays later, John Panaro stole home. The scoreboard lit up again for Ipswich Chiefs when Frongillo scored on an RBI single by Ahmad Ateyat.