The Long Beach Armada go onto beat the Chico Outlaws 7-5, and win this series 3-1. In his second start, Dustin Gober picks up the win, giving up only three runs, and striking out three, in six innings.
Kaplan tripled out to left field for Bramasco. Bramasco then hit a ball to third, which allowed the Kaplan to come to score. At the end of the first, the Armada was up 1-0
In the second, Napolean Calzado Napoleon Calzado led a hit before stealing second base for just his second steal of the year. Daryl Jones grounded out to second to move Napolean to third. Then Andy Bouchie hit a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.
The Outlaws were able to come back when Matt DeJesus hit a sacrifice fly to right field to bring in Crosland from third base to make it 2-1.
In the fourth inning Andy Bouchie hit a home run, his fourth of the season to make it 3-1. Casey Garrison and Steve Young put runners on the corners with one out. SteveYoung stole second base and Josh Womack went down swinging to put runners on second and third base with two outs . Jonny Kaplan came through with a double to push the lead to 5-1. Omar Bramasco then followed through with another double to make it 6-1 at the end of the fourth.
In the fifth Chico wasn't going to let the Fleet slip away as Dale Swinford and Rich Janeway hit back-to-back singles to start off . Cronin then hit a ball to deep right field to move runners up into scoring position. Shane Crosland brought in both runners in to cut the lead to 6-3.
Birosik came in for Dustin Gober as Rich Janeway singled out to second when Kaplan had a mishandle of the ball in right field. Birosik got the next two hitters out, but Ryan Brown hit a two-run home run to bring the score to 7-5.
In the ninth, Justin Segal came into the ball game, and shut out the Chico Outlaws. The Armada now improve to 20-18 for the season. Joins us tomorrow as the Armada host the Tucson Toros for a weekend series. It's LIMA TIME once again.