Hideki Irabu tied a season high with nine strikeouts but the Fleet fall to St. George 3-2 and let game one slip away. The Armada have now lost their second consecutive game, and now fall to 2-6 in the second half of the GBL season.
Long Beach came out in front with Calzado stealing second base and advancing to third off a bad throw from Rodriguez. Andy Bouchie hit a base hit allowing Calzado to come home and score, giving the Armada a 1-0 lead.
Bottom of the third back to back singles form Brandon Howard and Josh Womack put runners on first and second base. A deep fly ball from Napolean Calzado brought in Brandon Howard to give the fleet a 2-0 lead.
St. George would respond when Cody Nowlin was walked and Angel Sanchez was hit by the pitch to put runners on base. A sacrifice fly and bunt allowed Cody Nowlin to come home and score, to cut the Armada lead to 2-1.
St. George was not done, in the bottom of the sixth innning Rudy Yan singled, and Hideki Irabu balked which allowed Yan to move to second. Then Rodriguez doubled to left field and brought in yan to tie the ball game at two. Then Cody Nowlin singled in to give the Road Runners their first lead of the night 3-2.
The Armada tried to recover but Bartolome Fortunato closed the game to give the Armada the loss.
Jose Lima will take the mound tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm. Fans come on out to Blair Field and support your home team the Long Beach Armada as we make our run for the playoffs. If you haven't experienced Armada Baseball live, come on out to Blair Field and enjoy some family fun entertainment.