May 24, 2007

ML Game 42


Haganís Funeral Home   13

Carman Insurance   1


13 Is Lucky for Haganís


Haganís Funeral Home tallied 13 runs enroute to a convincing 13-1 victory over Carman Insurance.  Seven different players scored for Haganís in an offensive outburst that was highlighted by John Owensí (HR, 2B) 3-run blast over the left-center field fence in the 5th inning.  Once again, Hunter Tierney was dominant as Haganís starting pitcher.  He served up another gem, giving up just one hit and walking two batters while striking out 10 in four innings of work.  Owens closed the game for Haganís, surrendering one hit while striking out three in his one inning.


Haganís scored twice in the first inning, turning two bases on balls into two runs.  In the second, they had the bases loaded with no outs.  However, Carman starting pitcher, Kevin McGowan, pitched out of that jam with minimal damage as Haganís was able to score just once.  He was aided by the defensive highlight of the game when centerfielder Tim Aman made a sensational diving catch of a screaming line drive off Tierneyís bat.  Haganís scored once more in the third inning before breaking the game open in a 5-run 4th.  All 9 players batted for Haganís.  Nick Pacitti led off with a walk.  Brian Gross (2 for 3, BB) and Tierney (2 for 4) followed with singles.  Bryan Leonard (2 BB) followed with a walk and Owens reached on an error before Ethan Heller (1 for 1, 2 BB) closed out the scoring with an RBI single.  Carmanís Josh Bannister may have prevented an even bigger inning with an outstanding diving catch of a Connor Martin foul ball.  The 5th inning played out much the same way with Pacitti, Gross, Tierney and Martin all reaching base safely before Owensí homer cleared the bases and closed out the scoring for Haganís.


Meanwhile, Tierneyís pitching was holding the dangerous Carman bats in check.  Tim Aman (S, HBP) reached base safely in all three at-bats and scored Carmanís only run in the 4th inning.  Daniel Furman notched the Carmanís other hit, a single off Owens in the 5th.  Kevin Mohollen and Michael Cancelosi were the only other base runners, both drawing 4th inning walks.  McGowan and Mohollen shared the pitching duties for Carman.



Pitch counts:





H Tierney


J Owens 16


K McGowan


K Mohollen