James Tessyier had a perfect game through 3. Following a leadoff walk in the bottom of the fourth, with the Ducks (6-2, 2-1) leading 12-0, South Oakland’s center fielder misplayed a fly ball that allowed a run to score, blowing both the no-hitter and the shutout.
The Ducks went on to win 12-1.
To their credit Monroeville came back strong in game 2, however the Ducks won 4-2.
James Fago pitched 5 strong innings allowing 2 runs before Garret Mack picked up a 2-inning save in his first official pitching appearance for the Ducks.
Mack also went 2 for 2 with a sac fly.
The game ended on a bases loaded fly out to Nick Berdine who made a phenomenal running catch on what would have been an extra base hit
Note: The Militia have only played Elliot once. For whatever reason i misread the league site and thought they’d lost to Elliot twice.
South Oakland is 6-1 in its last seven games against the Militia including last season’s semi-final victory.
South Oakland plays the Pittsburgh Bulldogs Wednesday night at 9pm.
Black Sox at Moore Park on Saturday.