May 6, 2006
ML Game 18
Haganís Funeral Home 5
They wonít be sending a videotape of this one to Cooperstown, but Haganís prevailed over Moppert by a score of 5-3 to ring up their third victory in as many tries this week. The 9:00 start did not appear to agree with either team in a game that was dominated by good pitching on both sides. Hunter Tierney went the distance for Haganís giving up only 4 hits while striking out 10. Brian Vendetta started for Moppert and kept the usually reliable Haganís hitters off balance with excellent command of his off-speed pitches. Vendetta gave up only 1 hit against 5 strikeouts in three strong innings.
Moppert put two runs on the board in the top of the first on just two hits (Kevin Bosco and Chris Kambic). Haganís came back in the bottom of the inning, scoring three runs without a hit. Moppert struck again in the top of the third to knot the score at 3-3. Haganís responded in the bottom of the inning, scoring one run on Kyle Tommasinoís RBI single. Haganís closed out the scoring in the 4th on an RBI double by Beau DiFiore.
Moppertís Ian McLarney reached base safely three times, all on walks, and Chris Kambic stroked two hits. For Haganís, DiFiore (double, 2BB, 2RBI) and Tyler Hansen (2HBP, BB) both reached base safely in all three of their at-bats.