The Senators jumped out to an early lead after Joseph McCarthy led off the game with a double, stole third, exploited America’s fear of communism, and scored on a fielder’s choice.
In the bottom of the first, after a single and two walks loaded the bases, Brandon Culp struck a blow for America and took Jesse Helms deep.
The Ducks scored another run in the inning on Bob Faust’s fielder’s choice.
5-1 Ducks after 1.
The Senators kept the game close for an inning, when they added two runs in the second off an error on a potential double play ball hit by Rick Santorum.
Santorum supports the above slogan.
The score remained 5-3 until the bottom of the third when South Oakland blew it open.
Iceberg doubled off the wall to start the inning, Dover singled the Ducks’ catcher to third then Faust walked, and Sorosky singled in a run to put the Ducks up 6-3. Gwin walked to load the bases with 2 outs for Ciccone who hit the Ducks’ second grand slam of the game and chased starting pitcher Ted Kennedy.
10-3 Ducks after 3.
Riley made a diving catch in right in the fourth, then got lost on his way to center field in the fifth. Dorsek played an inning without his hat for some reason then pinch ran. Fetter threw a six-pitch inning in relief.
Alexander Daigle made an appearance. The Senators scored two more to make it 10-5 after 5.
In the bottom of the sixth, the Ducks added three insurance runs on a double, two singles, an error, and a sac fly.
Ciccone retired the side in the seventh to end the game.
There was pizza and beer.
- Lost in all the grand slamming was a solid outing by TC, and a pretty clean game by our starting defense.
- Our smaller home field may have helped with one of the home runs, but it also kept a few really hard hit balls in the gap to singles. It’s also not very easy to see at the plate.
- The strike zone has been really wide all year.
- Swetz only hits with runners on base. Our three through seven hitters had the following stats:
- Ciccone: 2 for 3, BB, HR, 2B, 4 RBI
- Culp: 2 for 4, HR, 2SB, 5 RBI
- Swetz: 0 for 4, RE, R, 0 LOB
- Galvanek: 3 for 4, 2B, SB, RBI
- Dover: 3 for 3, 2B, SF, RBI
- If our two hitter would get on base more, we’d be in even better shape.