James Fago hit a walk off two-run single in the bottom of the seventh to lead South Oakland past Cranberry Wednesday night. South Oakland (8-1, 11-6-2) led 5-2 after the first inning, but Cranberry (1-7, 6-13) scored 1 run in the third, fifth and sixth innings to tie the game at 5 and took a 6-5 lead in the seventh.
In the bottom of the seventh with one out, Casale and Johnston hit back to back singles, then Morgan walked to load the bases for Fago who ended the game with a single to center.
With three division games remaining, the Ducks lead the Cherokee (6-3, 13-6) by 2 games.
The Cherokee have two games left against Cranberry and one against us.
We have two against the Black Sox and one against the Cherokee.
We lead the season series 2-1 over the Cherokee.
I’m pretty sure if we finish tied we lose the tie breaker.
Notes: Bring back Right Down Broadway. The plate ump last night was unspectacular.
The kid who pitched for Cranberry threw well. He also hit a solo home run in the first.
Good teams win close games. Cranberry had a chance to steal one, and I think it was Guthrie and TJ Morgan’s veteran leadership that pulled South Oakland through last night.
It’s going to be a battle for the last playoff spot between the Black Sox (2-6) and Cranberry (1-7).
South Oakland has won four straight and ten of twelve since starting 1-4-2
The Ducks are off until Monday when we play the Black Sox at home.