April 17, 2006
AL Game 1
The Patriots began the season with a victory over Kish in the American League’s premiere game of the season. The Patriots started strong with 5 runs in the 1st and 3 more in the 2nd behind multi-hit games by Dan Grandieri, Nolan Dirienzi and Michael Solomon.
performances were registered by Dan Grandieri and Nolan Dirienzi. A fifth inning
rally by Kish was doused when Alex McLaughlin launched a shot to straight-away
centerfield where Michael Solomon not only caught the ball, but doubled-up the
runner on first base for an inning-ending double play.