Monday’s 5-4 win was big. Both teams played well, there weren’t many walks or errors. The game took like fifteen minutes. I can’t remember the last time the Ducks made a late-inning rally like this one.
For five innings the Bombers got key hits, and South Oakland left runners on base. We had a guy thrown out at home, left the bases loaded once and twice had two men on with less than two outs and couldn’t get a run in.
No one thought the Bombers had the balls to play in purple unitards and white tights.
The Bombers Pitcher located, and took advantage of the way-outside strike that ump likes to call. There’s no reason to throw it over the plate with that ump.
In the first inning, the Bombers scored on a two-out infield single followed by a double that died in the grass in shallow right.
Allegheny added another run in the third, and two more in the fifth on a couple hard hit balls combined with some defensive miscues.
It looked like the wheels might fall off, but Ciccone pulled it together and we stiffened up defensively.
The Ducks trailed 4-0 in the bottom of the sixth and started the inning with a leadoff double by Casale and three straight singles to make the score 4-2. After a walk, Iceberg singled to make the score 4-3.
The Bombers forced out a runner at the plate. Then with the bases loaded, Ben Hartranft hit a slow chopper to short, the Bombers forced a runner at second, but Hartranft beat the arrant throw to first. The first baseman missed the ball, and another run scored.
In the top of the seventh, Jason Fetter walked the first batter, then turned a double play on a line drive right at his head.
I’m not saying a couple guys on the Bombers don’t look like Ted Kaczynski
The game ended on a groundout.
Hartranft has 4 RBI in five games without getting a hit.
The Ducks have won three straight.
Pending Tornados, we play tonight at 6:15 in Etna vs. the Warriors.