May 12, 2007
ML Game 34

Haganís Funeral Home: 12
Baker Printing: 4

Haganís Notches First Victory of May and Shows the Bakers How to Cook

It was a while in coming, but Haganís Funeral Home returned to their winning ways on Saturday with a convincing, but hard-fought, 12-4 victory over Baker Printing. John Owens started the game and went 5 strong innings for Haganís. Owens showed great command of his pitches, throwing more than 75% of them for strikes. Ethan Heller closed the game in the 6th inning, getting 3 outs in just 7 pitches.

Pitching dominated the first two scoreless innings. Then Haganís struck first in the top of the 3rd, scoring two runs on a walk by Connor Martin, a single by Brian Gross, and RBI singles by Hunter Tierney , and Owens. The Haganís offense did not let up, scoring runs in each of the next four innings. Tierney led the way with 4 RBIs, including a 3-run blast over the left-centerfield fence. Billy ďthe BomberĒ Ankrum also went yard with a solo shot over the right field fence in the 6th inning. Ankrum now stands just 72 homers behind Barry Bondsí single season record. Connor Martin had a breakout day with a walk, single, and triple in 4 at-bats.

Bakerís offense was led by Cole Gamberís two singles and a double by Nick Boleto. Joey Murray, Bobby Ieradi, and John Robinson also contributed singles. Robinson, Hugh Reynolds, and Boleto shared the pitching duties for Baker.

Pitch counts:

Team Pitcher Pitches
Hagans J Owens 85
E Heller 7
Baker J Robinson 29
H Reynolds 51
N Boleto 37