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Friday, June 19, 2009

Outlaws walk off with win, 7-6

Having a little bit of trouble with the Armada website, so I'm posting the game recap of tonight's game here...

Former sailer Ryan Brown delivers game-winning hit

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CHICO, California (June 19, 2009) –- The Armada scored three runs in the final two innings to close the game, but former Armada crew member Ryan Brown’s walk-off hit gave the Outlaws a 7-6 win in the bottom of the ninth on Friday at Nettleton Stadium. The Armada lost its fifth straight to fall to 9-11 on the year as the Outlaws improve to 13-10.

Hideki Irabu pitched seven innings for the Armada, giving up six runs off 12 hits with seven strikeouts and one walk in his third start of the season. Irabu did not factor into the decision. Justin Segal pitched a scoreless eighth for the Armada.

Trailing by three after seven inning, the Armada bats came alive late to tie the game. Omar Bramasco blasted his first homerun of the season to lead off the eighth inning. Casey Garrison’s infield single and a wild pitch to move him to second set up Daryl Jones for an RBI single to score Garrison. Jones’ first hit of the night cut the Chico lead to a run, 6-5.

In the ninth inning, Matt Edgecombe led off the frame with a single, and Andy Bouchie was hit by a pitch. Steve Young’s sacrifice bunt was thrown away by pitcher Ben Shockey, allowing Edgecombe to score, tying the game 6-6. With runners on second and third in the top of the ninth, the Armada couldn’t get another run across the plate as Shockey retired the next three batters.

Shockey (1-1) picked up the win, and Rusty Jones took the loss giving up the game-winning hit by Brown in the ninth. Bryan Silverman led off the ninth with a single, and after a Truan Mehl sacrifice bunt, Brown put the ball behind right-fielder J.J. Sherrill to end the game.

Long Beach scored first in the third when Andy Bouchie doubled and Steve Young singled him home for a 1-0 lead. The Outlaws responded in the Chico half of the inning with RBI-hits from Dan Luyben and Rich Janeway for a 2-1 lead.

Bouchie put the Fleet ahead in the fifth inning with his first homerun of the year, a line-drive two-run shot to left-center field that gave the Armada a 3-2 lead.

Outlaws starter Donald Brandt pitched seven innings for the Outlaws, giving up three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk. Jesse Oster gave up two runs in the eighth as the Armada closed the gap.

The Armada and Outlaws play the second game of this three game series on Saturday as Ben Fox takes the mound for Long Beach against Chico’s Michael Martin. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm from Nettleton Stadium.

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