May 25, 2005

AL Game 48

 

Gardner/Fox Associates    16

Quotations Restaurant    12

 

Tonight’s game between Gardner/Fox Associates (GFA) and Quotations Restaurant (QR) was decided by Mother Nature, specifically the sun or lack of it. 

 

QR jump all over GFA in similar fashion to their first contest, which resulted in GFA’s first loss of the season.  The quick 2 run jump was lead by Kevin Bosco’s double (2-4, double, 2-rbi, 2-runs) which scored John Ferruzzi.  Quotations racked up 3 more in the 3rd lead by a single from Nate Engleka (1-2, 3-runs, 3-rbi) and another clutch hit from Kevin Bosco.  Bosco also held GFA at bay with splendid pitching.  GFA came alive by posting 6 runs in their half of the 2nd inning.  Kevin Dougherty (1-2, triple) started the onslaught with a rocket to right center and stopped at third with a triple, QR couldn’t put down the bottom half of GFA’s batting order and when lead-off hitter Philip Kotcamp (3-5, double, 5-rbi’s, 3-runs) came to the plate the bases were loaded.  Kotcamp drove a shot to deep right center and clear the bases before stopping at second.  The inning ended with GFA taking a one run lead.  QR battled back in the top of the third with 2 runs to regain the lead 7-6, the surge was lead by David Riffini (1-3, 1-run, 1-rbi).

 

The seesaw battle continued in the bottom half of the frame as GFA pushed 3 runs across to steal back the lead 9-7.  Key hits were delivered by Brian Gross (4-4, double, 6-rbi, 3-runs) and Nolan Dirienzi (2-4, double, run, 2-rbi).  As the true warriors that they are, QR rallied their troops once again and drove in a run to close the gap to 9-8.  GFA being the power house that they are would not be deigned.  GFA sent a 7 run message to QR in their half of the frame to further their lead for what they hoped was for good.  Clutch hits were once again delivered by Kotcamp, Gross and Dirienzi, but also getting into the mix were Andy Kaiden (1-3, run, rbi) and Bobby Majewski (1-1, double, 2-runs).  At this point, the game was nearly out of reach 16-8, but fighters they were, QR posted a 4-run 5th to narrow the gap 16-12.  GFA looked nervous with their inability to put away what was becoming their arch nemesis.  GFA failed to score in the fifth and with the amount of light getting less and less by the minute, the teams started the 6th inning but were unable to complete the inning, so the contest reverted back to the end of the 5th with GFA leading QR 16-12.

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

Runs

Hits

Errors

Quotations

2

3

2

1

4

X

12

6

1

Gardner/Fox

0

6

3

7

0

X

16

14

2