Sunday, July 20, 2008
Armada 1 Flyers 4
Complete opposite in the second game of the doubleheader at Blair Field. The Armada won a pitchers duel 4-2 in game one and the Flyers won the pitcher duel in game two. The Fleet had the lead 1-0 until a four run sixth for the Flyers gave them the lead for good as they won 4-1 winning their first game of the second half (1-3). Long Beach goes down for the first time in the second half (3-1).
The Orange County bats woke up with all four of their runs coming late in the game. 1B Fernando Pacheco and RF Jeff Van Houten each drove in a run for the Flyers in the sixth inning. 2B Jermy Acey, DH Patrick Breen, 3B Jeff LaRue and Pacheco would each come across the plate in the sixth. CF Travon Jackson went 2 for 3. LaRue also went 2 for 3 with a run scored.
The pitching was outstanding for both sides again in game two. Flyers starter Bob Cramer (3-2) pitched his fourth complete game of the season going all seven innings giving up 1 unearned run on 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out 8. Armada starter Ryan Claypool (4-5) pitched great himself going 5 innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, walking 3 and striking out 3. Justin Segal came on in relief pitching 2 innings giving up 2 unearned runs on 2 hits.
Only three hits total for the Fleet as they fell short to Orange County. CF Steve Moss went 2 for 3 driving in the only run for the Armada. 1B Brett Flowers (pictured left) got the other hit going 1 for 3. SS Michael Glomb scored on Moss's single in the third after stealing second for his eleventh steal in just his sixteenth professional game for Long Beach.
Long Beach returns to action for a three game series against the Reno Silver Sox in Reno, Nevada on Tuesday. They will return home for a three game series against the Calgary Vipers on Friday.
Photo by: Mark Mauno