June 8, 2006

ML Game 45

Haganís  Funeral Home    6
Gardner Fox    4

Gardner-Fox and Haganís closed out the Major Leagueís regular season in yet another taut battle between two evenly matched teams. Haganís swept the 3-game season series by a combined total of just 4 runs.

GF struck first, scoring 2 in the top of the first on key hits by Jake Enterlin (3 for 3, 2S, D) and Kevin McGarvey. Haganís evened the score in the bottom of the inning on hits by Julian Heller and Beau DiFiore. GF struck for one more in the top of the 2nd on a leadoff hit by Paul Soma and an RBI single by Enterlin. Haganís took the lead for the first time in the bottom of the third on a 2-RBI single by John Owens (1 for 1, 2BB).

With heavy storm clouds looming, GF knotted the score at 4 in the top of the 5th on Jake Enterlinís third hit of the night and an RBI double by Sean OíKane. In the bottom of the inning, Haganís manufactured two more runs on Kyle Maylishís leadoff single and lightning speed on the base paths. The game was called due to darkness with two outs in the inning, just moments before torrential rains struck the MLL complex.

Kevin McGarvey (4 IP, 3 H, 4 K, 0 ER) started the game and turned in a strong performance on the mound for GF. Eric McGough (1 IP, 1 H, 2 K) also pitched well in relief. Hunter Tierney (3 IP, 4 H, 5 K) started for Haganís with relief by Brian Gross (2 IP, 3 H, 2 K). Haganís defense, featuring nifty infield play by Andy Kaiden and Jack Prior, played error-free ball for the second time in the last three games.