Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Armada 9 Cracker Cats 6
A back and forth game was finally decided in the sixth as Long Beach scored five runs with two outs in the inning. Edmonton had a 5-4 lead going into the sixth, but Long Beach would not be stopped as they pulled ahead winning the second game of the doubleheader 9-6.
Rik Currier (6-4) pitched another good game at Blair Field. Now 6-0 at Blair, he went 6 innings giving up 5 runs on 8 hits, walking 3 and striking out 6. Nick Cavanagh came in the seventh to finish the game giving up 1 unearned run on 1 hit and walking 1.
The Armada bats were alive an well in Game 2 with a three run fourth and five run sixth. RF Chris Klemm (pictured left) in his final professional game went 2 for 3 with a RBI and a run scored. His RBI base hit in the sixth tied the game at 5. 3B Ryan Lehr went 1 for 2 with 2 RBI and a run scored. CF Steve Moss, 1B Norm Hutchins, DH Brett Flowers, C David Ramirez and SS Michael Glomb each drove in a run.
Edmonton starter Chris Cullen pitched a no decision going 4 1/3 innings giving up 4 runs on 7 hits, walking 4 and striking out 1. Dan Touchet got the loss pitching 1 1/3 innings giving up 2 runs on 2 hits. 1B Joe Jiannetti went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and two runs scored. RF Ruddy Yan, LF Carlos Arroyo, CF Chris Van Rossum and SS Jonathan Castro would each drive in a run.
The Armada hit the road for Yuma for a four game series this week against the Scorpions. All four games can be heard on the Long Beach Armada radio network at longbeacharmada.com
Photo by: Mark Mauno