June 3, 2006

ML Game 40

Haganís Funeral Home    9
Campbellís Boathouse Resturant    2

A combination of strong pitching, timely hitting, and crisp fielding (what a concept!) powered Haganís to a 9-2 win over Campbellís Boat House. The dominant pitching of Hunter Tierney (3 IP, 0 H, 6 K) held Campbellís offense in check early, allowing just 2 third-inning runs. Meanwhile, Haganís offense struck quickly, scoring 3 in the bottom of the first inning, followed by 2 in the second and 3 more in the third. With Haganís leading 8-2 after three innings, the fine pitching of Campbellís Shane Williams and Haganís John Owens took control of the game. Williams struck out 5 over the final two innings while allowing a single run and just two hits. Owens struck out 5 in the last three innings, allowing no runs and two hits.

For the first time this season, Haganís played error-free, lockdown defense highlighted by Brian Grossís sliding catch in shallow center that resulted in an 8-3 double play. Haganís offense was powered by Gross (3 for 3--BB, 2S, D) and Andy Kaiden (2 for 3--S, D). Matt Rushton (1 for 2óBB, D) and Williams (1 for 2óBB, S) led the Campbellís offense.