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Diary of a Mad Sportswriter: G18 - Saratoga wins three in a row, sweeps Bombers in twinbill

Diary of a Mad Sportswriter

Stan Hudy is a sportswriter for The Saratogian and Community News. He covers high school and youth sports in the Saratoga County area as well as writing a weekly book review on sports books. He's not just a "stick and ball" sportswriter, he's willing to take on any sport as well as any subject.

Friday, June 27, 2008

G18 - Saratoga wins three in a row, sweeps Bombers in twinbill

It’s officially a Saratoga Phillies winning streak, three wins in a row for the first time this season, bringing the Spa City collegiate squad to a 8-10 record and headed to rival Glens Falls Saturday night at East Field.

Top of the seventh, Bennington. Final, Saratoga 4-3
  • Pitching change: For Saratoga, Jason Zinser (NC State) on in relief
  • Tristan Hobbs 1b (Eastern Connecticut) struck out looking. 1 out.
  • Eric Fredette 2b (Vermont) struck out swinging. 2 outs.
  • Sean Burns lf (UMass-Lowell) struck out swinging. 3 outs.

    Bottom of the sixth, Saratoga. Score: Saratoga, 4-3
  • Pitching change: For Bennington, Kyle Perry (Hartford) on in relief.
  • Tyler Biddix 1b (Virginia) struck out looking. 1 out.
  • Jordan Wormsley lf (Vanderbilt) flies out to right. 2 outs.
  • Dale Alberto ss (Nova Southeastern) struck out. 3 outs.

    Top of the sixth, Bennington. Score: Saratoga 4-3
  • Dylan Stone rf (Bryant) reaches on a fielding error by Saratoga shortstop Dale Alberto (Nova Southeastern). Advances to second on Jefff Bercume single through the middle. Double steal to third. Forced out at home on comebacker to McKinney. 1 out.
  • Jeff Bercume cf (Merrimack) singles over second base. To second on double steal. Comes around to score on throwing error by the catcher Larry Pempek (Northern Kentucky) on force at home, attempting double play at first. Bennington cuts into lead, 4-2.
  • Joey Bergman ss (College of Charlston) reaches on a walk. To third on throwing error by the Saratoga catcher. Scores on Andy Drexel groundout to second. Bennington cuts lead, 4-3.
  • Rudy Jovanovski 3b (Ouachita Baptist) grounds into a force at home, but reaches safely on errant throw by the Saratoga catcher attempting throw out at first. Ball sails high, to second on throw. To third on Andy Drexel groundout to second.
  • Pitching change: Dave Batchelder (Saint Peter’s) comes on in relief of Taylor McKinney.
  • Andy Drexel dh (Hartford) grounds out to second baseman. 2 outs.
  • Michael Gropper c (North Florida) flies out to centerfield. 3 outs.

    Bottom of the fifth, Saratoga. Score: Saratoga, 4-1
  • Dominque Rodgers rf (NC State) grounds out to the second baseman. 1 out.
  • Dennis O’Grady 2b (Duke) turns a routine single into a double, catching the Bennington defense off guard. Scores in JD Martinez 2 RBI triple to deep right centerfield. Score: 3-1 Saratoga.
  • Nate Holland cf (Louisville) reaches on a throwing error by the third baseman, Rudy Jovanovski’s throw that pulled the first baseman off the bag. It proved costly as Holland scores on JD Martinez’s two RBI triple to deep right centerfield. Score: Saratoga ahead, 4-1.
  • J.D. Martinez dh (Nova Southeastern) stand-up triple to deep right centerfield.
  • Ty Hohman 3b (Virginia Tech) grounder back to the pitcher. 2nd out.
  • Larry Pempek c (Northern Kentucky) grounded out to the first baseman. 3rd out.

    Top of the fifth, Bennington. Score: Saratoga, 2-1
    Due up:
  • Tristan Hobbs 1b (Eastern Connecticut) grounded out to second baseman. 1 out.
  • Eric Fredette 2b (Vermont) grounds to second, reaches on an error by Saratoga starter Tayor McKinney (Oklahoma State) mishandles flip to first. Erased on Sean Burns double play, forced out at second. 2nd out.
  • Sean Burns lf (UMass-Lowell) grounds to first, starts a first, to short to first double play. This is the second time that the Bombers have hit into an inning ending double play.

    Bottom of the fourth, Saratoga. Score: Saratoga, 2-1
  • Ty Hohman 3b (Virginia Tech) lead off double down the left field line. Advances to third on throw to the infield, sails wide. Scores on Larry Pempek grounder, mishandled by Bennington shortstop, Joey Bergman (College of Charleston).
  • Larry Pempek c (Northern Kentucky) Reaches on a fielding error by the shortstop. To second on a wild pitch.
  • Tyler Biddix 1b (Virginia) grounds out to shortstop. 1 out.
  • Jordan Wormsley lf (Vanderbilt) walked. Forced out on Alberto’s double play at second. 2nd out.
  • Dale Alberto ss (Nova Southeastern) grounds to shortstop, who steps on second and throws to first for the third out of the inning. 3rd out.

    Top of the fourth, Bennington. Score: Tied 1-1
  • Jeff Bercume cf (Merrimack) flied out to left. 1 out.
  • Joey Bergman ss (College of Charlston) singled and stole second. Scored on Rudy Jovanovski’s RBI single through the right side of the infield, knots the score at one apiece. 1-1.
  • Rudy Jovanovski 3b (Ouachita Baptist) RBI single past second. Advances on throw to home on a running Joey Bergman. Stole third base.
  • Andy Drexel dh (Hartford) grounded out to second base. 2nd out.
  • Michael Gropper c (North Florida) struck out swinging. 3 outs.

    Bottom of the third, Saratoga. Score: Saratoga, 1-0
  • Dominque Rodgers rf (NC State) flied out to left. 1 out.
  • Dennis O’Grady 2b (Duke) reached on a fielding error by third baseman Rudy Jovanovski (Ouachita Baptist).
  • Nate Holland cf (Louisville) singled. Forced out on JD Martinez inning ending double play. 2nd out.
  • J.D. Martinez dh (Nova Southeastern) hit into second Phillies double play of the night, a grounder to short, flip to second, on to third. 3rd out.

    Top of the third, Bennington. Score: Saratoga, 1-0
  • Eric Fredette 2b (Vermont) grounded out to third. 1 out.
  • Sean Burns lf (UMass-Lowell) hit by a Taylor McKinney pitch. Forced out on Dylan Stone’s inning ending double play. 3rd out.
  • Dylan Stone rf (Bryant) grounder to third starts a 5-4-3 double play. 2nd out.

    Bottom of the second, Saratoga. Score: Saratoga, 1-0.
  • Ty Hohman 3b (Virginia Tech) reached on a single, stole second. To third on Larry Pempek’s single. Scored on Tyler Biddix (Virginia) sacrifice fly to deep left field. Saratoga ahead, 1-0.
  • Larry Pempek c (Northern Kentucky) reached on a single. Forced out at second on Dale Alberto grounder to short. 3rd out.
  • Tyler Biddix 1b (Virginia) RBI sacrifice fly to left field. 1 out.
  • Jordan Wormsley lf (Vanderbilt) struck out swinging. 2 outs.
  • Dale Alberto ss (Nova Southeastern) grounded to the shortstop, fielder’s choice.

    Top of the second, Bennington. Score: 0-0
  • Andy Drexel dh (Hartford) grounded out to second. 1 out.
  • Michael Gropper c (North Florida) pop fly to the second baseman. 2 outs.
  • Tristan Hobbs 1b (Eastern Connecticut) struck out looking. 3 outs.

    Bottom of the first, Saratoga. Score: 0-0
  • Dominque Rodgers rf (NC State) lead off single. Steals second. To third on Nate Holland’s single.
  • Dennis O’Grady 2b (Duke) grounded out to second. 1 out.
  • Nate Holland cf (Louisville) reached on a single. Forced out at second on JD Martinez grounder to shortstop. 2nd out.
  • J.D. Martinez dh (Nova Southeastern) grounded into 6-4-3 double play. 3rd out.

    Top of the first, Bennington. Score: 0-0
  • Dylan Stone rf (Bryant) flied out to left field. 1 out.
  • Jeff Bercume cf (Merrimack) flied out to center. 2 outs.
  • Joey Bergman ss (College of Charlston) two out single, steals third base.
  • Rudy Jovanovski 3b (Ouachita Baptist) pop fly to shortstop ends the inning. 3rd out.

    Starting lineups.
    Bennington Bombers
  • Dylan Stone rf (Bryant)
  • Jeff Bercume cf (Merrimack)
  • Joey Bergman ss (College of Charlston)
  • Rudy Jovanovski 3b (Ouachita Baptist)
  • Andy Drexel dh (Hartford)
  • Michael Gropper c (North Florida)
  • Tristan Hobbs 1b (Eastern Connecticut)
  • Eric Fredette 2b (Vermont)
  • Sean Burns lf (UMass-Lowell)
  • Sean Potter p (Muscatine)

    Saratoga Phillies
  • Dominque Rodgers rf (NC State)
  • Dennis O’Grady 2b (Duke)
  • Nate Holland cf (Louisville)
  • J.D. Martinez dh (Nova Southeastern)
  • Ty Hohman 3b (Virginia Tech)
  • Larry Pempek c (Northern Kentucky)
  • Tyler Biddix 1b (Virginia)
  • Jordan Wormsley lf (Vanderbilt)
  • Dale Alberto ss (Nova Southeastern)
  • Taylor McKinney p (Oklahoma State)
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