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Diary of a Mad Sportswriter: Phils earn 100th franchise victory, 3-1 over Bennington

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

Phils earn 100th franchise victory, 3-1 over Bennington

Sorry for the delayed update, had issues with my Sprint wireless card and my PC. Still acting screwy, but I'm on the MAC now.. shamless plug for Apple.

The Phillies take the first game of Friday’s twinbill, 3-1 on a strong pitching performance by Eric Potter (Maryland) with help from relievers Sean Lucas (Vanderbilt) and Josh Simmons (Wheaton MA).
This gives the Phillies two wins in a row and are creeping towards the .500 mark on the season in the tough East Division of the NYCBL.
It also is the 100th franchise win for the Saratoga Phillies, celebrating its fifth-year in the NYCBL. The current franchise mark is 100-83.

Up next at 7:20 p.m. Tyler McKinney (Oklahoma State) takes the mound for the Phillies against Bennington’s other Potter, Sean Potter.

Top of the seventh, Bennington. Score: 3-1
Pitching change: Josh Simmons (Wheaton MA) on to close for Saratoga.
  • Andy Drexel c (Hartford) shot back to the mound, flipped to first, 1 out.
  • Sean Burns lf (UMass-Lowell) grounded out to second. 2 outs.
  • Dylan Stone 2b (Bryant) grounded back to the pitcher, flipped to first. 3 outs.

    Bottom of the sixth, Saratoga: 3-1
  • David Coleman cf (Virginia) reach on a hit by pitch. To second on JD Martinez single. Forced out at third on Ty Hohman groundout. 1 out.
  • J.D. Martinez lf (Nova Southeastern) Single to centerfield. To second on Ty Hohman grounder to shortstop. Takes third on Mike Moss fly out to centerfield. Scores on Vince Farfaglia (Francis Marion) RBI single to left. Saratoga ahead, 3-1.
  • Ty Hohman 3b (Virginia Tech) reached on a fielder’s choice grounder to short. Advanced on Vince Farfaglia single to left.
  • Mike Moss c (Maryland) flied out to centerfield. 2 outs.
  • Vince Farfaglia dh (Francis Marion) RBI single to left center, scores J.D Martinez.
  • Kyle Meyer 1b (Marist) lines out to second baseman. 3 outs.

    Top of sixth, Bennington. Score: 2-1 Saratoga.
  • Rudy Jovanovski 3b (Ouachita Baptist) lead off double to left field. To third on Mike Sudol groundout to shortstop.
  • Mike Sudol dh (Boston College) groundout to short. 1 out.
  • Casey Potter rf (Indianapolis) struck out swinging. 2 outs.
  • Tristan Hobbs 1b (Eastern Connecticut) grounded out to second baseman. 3rd out.

    Bottom of the fifth. Saratoga. Score: 2-1
  • Mike Moss c (Maryland) flew out to right field. 1 out.
  • Vince Farfaglia dh (Francis Marion) walked. Advanced to second on pick off throwing error by Bennington starter Keith Rakus. Scores go-ahead run on Kyle Meyer single to left field. Saratoga ahead, 2-1.
  • Kyle Meyer 1b (Marist) RBI single to left field. Reaches second on fielding error by left fielder, Sean Burns (UMass).
  • Dale Alberto ss (Nova Southeastern) grounded out to shortstop. 2 outs.
  • Dominque Rodgers rf (NC State) walked.
    Pitching change: Ben Sonberg on in relief of starter Keith Rakus.
  • Dennis O’Grady 2b (Duke) flies out to centerfield for third out.

    Top of the fifth. Bennington. Score: 1-1
  • Sean Burns lf (UMass-Lowell) lead off single. Stole second and was hit by a Mike Moss (Marland) throw to second, advancing to third. Scores on Joey Bergman sacrifice fly to left. 1-1 tie.
  • Dylan Stone 2b (Bryant) struck out looking. 1 out.
  • Jeff Bercume cf (Merrimack) walked. Thrown out by Mike Moss (Maryland) on steal attempt to end the inning. 3rd out.
    Note: Pitching change for Saratoga. Sean Lucas (Vanderbilt) comes in of relief of Eric Potter.
  • Joey Bergman ss (College of Charlston) sacrifice fly to left, RBI. 2nd out.

    Bottom of the fourth, Saratoga. Score: 1-0
  • Dennis O’Grady 2b (Duke) first pitch fastball, hit for a home run over the left field fence giving Saratoga a 1-0 lead.
  • David Coleman cf (Virginia) popped out to second baseman out on outfield grass. 1 out.
  • J.D. Martinez lf (Nova Southeastern) struck out swinging. 2 outs.
  • Ty Hohman 3b (Virginia Tech) struck out swinging. 3 outs.

    Top of the fourth, Bennington. Score: 0-0
  • Casey Potter rf (Indianapolis) struck out swinging. 1 out.
  • Tristan Hobbs 1b (Eastern Connecticut) struck out looking.. 2 outs.
  • Andy Drexel c (Hartford) pop fly out to left field. 3 outs.

    Bottom of the third, Saratoga. Score: 0-0
  • Kyle Meyer 1b (Marist) ground out to shortstop. 1 out.
  • Dale Alberto ss (Nova Southeastern) reaches on an infield hit to third. Bennington third baseman Rudy Jovanovski’s throw late by a half-step. Thrown out during Dennis O’Grady at-bat trying to steal second, out by a slide. 3 outs.
  • Dominque Rodgers rf (NC State) struck out swinging. 2 outs.

    Top of the third, Bennington. Score: 0-0
  • Dylan Stone 2b (Bryant) lead off single. To second on Bercume infield single.
  • Jeff Bercume cf (Merrimack) hot shot past third baseman, Ty Hohman (Virginia Tech)
  • Joey Bergman ss (College of Charlston) struck out looking. 1 out.
  • Rudy Jovanovski 3b (Ouachita Baptist) struck out looking. 2 outs.
  • Mike Sudol dh (Boston College) struck out looking. 3 outs.

    Bottom of the second. Saratoga. Score: 0-0
  • Ty Hohman 3b (Virginia Tech) lined out to centefield. 1 out.
  • Mike Moss c (Maryland) flied out to centerfield. 2 outs.
  • Vince Farfaglia dh (Francis Marion) struck out swinging. 3 outs.

    Top of the second, Bennington. Score: 0-0
  • Casey Potter rf (Indianapolis) pop out to second. 1 out.
  • Tristan Hobbs 1b (Eastern Connecticut) struck out swinging. 2 outs.
  • Andy Drexel c (Hartford) walked.
  • Sean Burns lf (UMass-Lowell) thrown out after a diving stop by Saratoga’s Ty Hohman (Virginia Tech). 3 outs.

    Bottom of the first, Saratoga. Score: 0-0
  • Dominque Rodgers rf (NC State) lead off double that hit the centerfield fence at the 362-foot mark. To second on Dennis O’Grady sac bunt.
  • Dennis O’Grady 2b (Duke) sacrifice bunt down first base line. 1 out.
  • David Coleman cf (Virginia) reached on a error by third baseman, Rudy Jovanovski (Ouachita Baptist) stopped, but unable to come up with the throw.
  • J.D. Martinez lf (Nova Southeastern) hit into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.

    Top of the first inning, Bennington. Score: 0-0
  • Dylan Stone 2b (Bryant) lead off walk.
  • Jeff Bercume cf (Merrimack) hit by pitch.
  • Joey Bergman ss (College of Charlston) low line drive out to left field. 1 out.
  • Rudy Jovanovski 3b (Ouachita Baptist) walked to load the bases.
  • Mike Sudol dh (Boston College) hits into a second, to short to first double play to end the inning.
    Note: The Bennington base coaches didn’t waste any time voicing their displeasure with the close out call at first base. This could make it a long night for the Bombers and a short one for the coaching staff if they remain vocal.

    Today’s 5 p.m. start kicks off a twinbill between the Bennington Bombers and the Saratoga Phillies at East Rec Field. Thursday’s contest was postponed due to rain early the day making the field unplayable.

    Starting lineups.
    Bennington Bombers
  • Dylan Stone 2b (Bryant)
  • Jeff Bercume cf (Merrimack)
  • Joey Bergman ss (College of Charlston)
  • Rudy Jovanovski 3b (Ouachita Baptist)
  • Mike Sudol dh (Boston College)
  • Casey Potter rf (Indianapolis)
  • Tristan Hobbs 1b (Eastern Connecticut)
  • Andy Drexel c (Hartford)
  • Sean Burns lf (UMass-Lowell)
  • Keith Rakus p (Vermont)

    Saratoga Phillies
  • Dominque Rodgers rf (NC State)
  • Dennis O’Grady 2b (Duke)
  • David Coleman cf (Virginia)
  • J.D. Martinez lf (Nova Southeastern)
  • Ty Hohman 3b (Virginia Tech)
  • Mike Moss c (Maryland)
  • Vince Farfaglia dh (Francis Marion)
  • Kyle Meyer 1b (Marist)
  • Dale Alberto ss (Nova Southeastern)
  • Eric Potter p (Maryland)

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