NL Game 53
Indians (Cocco's Pizza) 14
A's (Court Diner) 10
Tuesday evening the 2nd place A’s faced off against the surging but still underdog Indians.
1st -Max Cummings took the hill for the Indians and while working out the bugs allowed 2 hits and a walk to the A’s but Max settled in striking out three and getting out of the top half giving up 2. Andre Hunter had similar early game jitters walking 4 but then striking out 3. The game was knotted at 2 all after 1.
2nd – Max took the mound again but was helped by the tribe flashing some leather in the field and was able to get out of the inning allowing 1 run. The A’s stayed with Andre who K’ed the first batter he faced but that is when the tribe’s bats came alive. A single by Philip Caruso followed by a triple from Zach Sharkey, single by Max Cummings and another single by Joey Cornacchia rattled the A’s starter and in the end the Indians were able to post 5 runs in the frame and led the contest 7-3.
3rd – Max once again took the mound and was able to hold the A’s to 2 runs. The A’s brought in reliever Lizzie Gibion who stabilized the team and even though giving up two hits was able to keep the Indians @ 2 runs.
4th – The Indians sent Zach Sharkey to the mound in relief and he was able to hold the A’s to 1 run while striking out three. The Indians bottom of the inning turned out to be the deciding at bat. With walks issued to a few of the tribes sluggers followed by a single by Philip Caruso and a double by Max Cummings – the tribe marched 5 runs across the plate.
5th – Zach Sharkey started the inning but was quickly replaced by closer Pat Logan after striking out the first batter followed by a single by Nick Filios. Pat pitched out a jam and was aided by two solid fielding plays by his first basemen, Philip Caruso, and SS, Zach Sharkey. The tribe was held scoreless Sean Corrado struck out three.
6th – Pat closed out the game Allowing 1 run but striking out 2.
Each team was able to generate 10 hits but in the end, after a well fought contest, the Indians were able to pull off the upset in a 14 – 10 victory over the visiting A’s.
Max Cummings (1-3) – 75
Zach Sharkey (4-5) – 34
Pat Logan (5-6) – 42
Andre Hunter (1-2) – 72
Lizzy Gibion (3) – 27
Sean McGuire (4) – 34
Sean Corrado (5) – 21