Thursday, July 10, 2008
Armada 5 Cracker Cats 2
It's sad to see this series end. Every pitch of every inning was breathtaking. After losing last night 9-4, the Armada came back tonight early scoring 5 runs in the first three innings. Great pitching as well propelled the Fleet to a 5-2 victory.
LF Dan Trumble lead off the first on the first pitch he saw for a solo HR to left. "Double" Trumble would finish the day 2 for 4 driving in 3 and scoring one. RF Julian Williams would sac fly in a run in the third inning. 3B Ryan Lehr went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Starter Rik Currier (4-4) got the win. All his wins have come at Blair Field. He went 6 innings giving up 2 runs, 1 earned on 5 hits while walking 6 and striking out 10. Andrew Layfield and Nick Cavanaugh combine to go 3 innings giving up 2 hits and striking out 2. Cavanaugh got his 7th save.
Edmonton starter Chris Malone (0-1) got his first loss going 6 innings giving up 5 runs, 4 earned on 7 hits while walking 3 and striking out 6. DH Marcus Nettles went 1 for 3 driving in and scoring a run. 3B/1B Jose Morban went 2 for 3 driving in a run. Edmonton's record falls to 22-22 as they travel back to Canada to face the rival Calgary Vipers before the All-Star break. Long Beach awaits the Reno Silver Sox for a three game series at Blair Field before the break.
Probable starters for tomorrow's game for Reno TBA and for Long Beach Jonathan Figueroa (1-0). Game time is 7:05pm.
Photo by: Mark Mauno