May 12, 2007

ML Game 33

Campbellís Boathouse 7
Carman Insurance 5

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in what could arguable claim to be one of the most exciting matches of the season, Campbellís Boathouse beat Carmanís Insurance 7-5 in an extra inning thriller. Eric Poynton led the charge for the Boathousers pitching 3 masterful scoreless innings and going 4-4 with a triple, double and 2 singles.

Campbellís held a 2-0 lead into the top of the 5th when 3 back-to-back homeruns were launched by Dan Furman, Tim Aman and Kevin Mohollen. Veteran Media Little League observers scratched their heads pondering if such an event had ever occurred. Disheartened but not willing to yield, the Boaters banged their way back into the game with 2 outs in the bottom of the 5th behind the clutch hitting of Eric Poynton, Christian Miller and Brian Treston (double) to lock it up at 5 runs a piece.

After 6 complete innings the game was still tied. Shane Williams took control in the top of the 7th striking out 2 and getting the final batter to ground out to him. In the bottom of the 7th Eric Poynton continued with his incredible batting run leading off with a single. Next up was Dan Grandieri who launched a homerun shot that cleared the center-right field fence giving him a walkoff victory.