Ducks Win 1-0 Thriller in 8

2011 Ducks Baseball, Bulldogs, Ducks win

Unrelated zeppelin song. Now for a letdown of a recap:

South Oakland of the North Side (7-2) won their seventh straight behind phenomenal pitching and timely hitting from the bottom of the lineup.

Ducks lefty, Mike Cinefra pitched a complete game, 1-hit shutout, striking out 12.

Ken Cool drove in the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 8th.

Both pitchers threw exceptionally well. The Bulldogs’ guy allowed only 5 hits and went 7 and 2/3 with 9 Ks

 The Bulldogs threatened in the second when Rankin hit a leadoff double to right but was stranded on 3rd after a K a groundout and another K.

In the top of the 7th, Ducks catcher James Fago threw out a runner trying to take third on a past ball to end the inning.

 This was the first Ducks Bulldogs game in which we held Vinny Gala hitless.

 In the bottom of the 8th with two outs, Nick Berdine walked to lead off the inning. Gwin singled to right, and Ken Cool drove in the winning run with a single to center.

South Oakland’s 8-9-10 hitters came through with two outs to preserve the win in one of the best games I’ve played in for some time.

Anthony Defilippo, Rob Baumgartel, and Mike Cinefra also had hits for South Oakland.

Black Sox 9pm, Saturday night at Moore Park.

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