June 2, 2005

AL Game 52

 

Quotations    17

Meenan Oil    16

 

Quotations edged Meenan Oil 17-16 on a game winning two-out RBI liner by David Ruffini in the bottom of the sixth that ended a high-scoring contest.   The shortstop also made heads-up throws to home when Meenan had the bases loaded for two critical force-outs.   Quotations took the lead 2-1 in the bottom of the first and pulled further ahead with single runs in both the second and third to lead 4-2.   In the fourth Quotations brought in six more runs centered around Kevin Bosco's three-RBI triple and Timmy Divis' RBI single to lead 10-4.   However, Meenan came back to tie with six runs   in the top of the fifth.   Nick Boleto brought in two of them with a double.   In the bottom of the fifth Quotations scored another five runs as John Ferruzzi singled, Kellen Edmondson tripled, and Kevin Bosco and Ben Geiger both doubled.    Quotations' lead was 15-10 but Meenan came back to score six more runs to take a one-run lead at 16-15.   Meenan's Bobby Juliana doubled, Ian Campbell and Boleto both hit two-RBI doubles and Chris Kramer and Peter O'Donnell came through with RBI singles in the inning, the second one of the game for Kramer.   The lead almost held as Meenan managed two outs and only needed one more.   But Quotations loaded the bases to set it up for Ruffini.   His hard hit to the outfield brought in the winning run.    Key defensive plays for Quotations included Ruffini's pegs to home, center fielder John McGovern's catch of a fly ball, and catcher Kevin Bosco's   settling under a pop-up in front of the plate.