April 14, 2005

AL Game 4


Meenan    6

Axis    4


The Meenan Oilers and Axis Financial squared off for their season opener on a beautiful April evening. It was the first time these players had ever stepped foot onto the new Fred Dotts Field.

Both teams played a solid game with Meenan coming out on top 6-4.

Nick Boleto provided the Oilers with an early cushion, as he shut out Axis for three innings. Jake Day came in for Meenan to finish the game with 2 gutsy innings. Boleto, helped his own cause with a solid double to left and another hard hit single that drove in runs. Meenan also made use of hits by Frank Gentile, Kris Kramer and Ian Campbell.

Sean Heidig, who pitched well for Axis, also played the other end of the battery and put out 2 runners at the plate. Axis was getting hot and had a chance to tie or win the game in the fifth. That is when Day pitched out of some heat with a clutch strikeout to win the game.