Sunday in New Haven saw Hartford continue its winning ways by notching two big games. York Street, Hangovers, MetroLine and Springfield all split with Frank’s dropping two games.
New Haven York Street vs. New Haven MetroLine
Metroline d York Street
Metroline defeated York St. in a closely matched game between the two teams that are tied for second place. Metroline raced out to a 4-0 lead behind hits from Sean Le Pack, Billy Byrne, and John Grande. York St. then proceeded to fight back and take the 7-6 lead behind the hitting of Rigel Romanous, Taylor Spitz and bride to be Brianna… Metroline tied the game in the bottom of the 6th and then came up to bat with the game tied at 7 in the bottom of the 7th inning. York Street had their chances with a STRONG lineup consisting of MLB look alike Ed Milner (Gary Freeman), Grant Senn and the dancing machine Michael Miller. Jeremy Teele led off the inning with a single up the middle. The next batter up was Metrolines cleanup hitter Bob Genovese. Bob then hit a long fly ball to left testing the new left fielder Nick Sacco who had just entered the game as a defensive replacement. Nick raced backwards but was unable to run the ball down and catch it. As the ball landed on the outfield warning track Jeremy raced around the bases to score the game winning run on Bob’s game winning triple! MetroLine looked good defensively with Chris at short and Billy (how cute!!!) behind the plate.
This was Bob’s second walk off hit of the year!
New London Hangovers vs. New Haven York Street
York Street d Hangovers
After two weeks off and with a severely shortened roster, the Hangovers started off our beautiful day against Nick and his merry men (and women) of York St. Johnny Dags proved difficult for the Hangovers allowing only a scattered amount of hits over the first 3 innings that left them scoreless going into the 4th. While on the other side the bats of New Haven just seemed unstoppable with a 20 run 2nd inning, started off by quick hits from Nick, Brian, and Bobby. A lead off hit by Tim in the 4th set the Hangovers on course to get in their first 2 runs and the 5th inning brought 12 more, but just not enough to catch up so late in the game. Said manager of the Hangovers Adge “Holmes played a solid short in absence of Paul and Krissy settled in allowing only 2 more runs in our 24-14 loss”
New London Hangovers vs. Springfield
Hangovers d Springfield
After a little apple juice it was time to take on Springfield. The Hangovers went into the bottom of the first allowing no runs and with 2 walks and big hits from Daniel and Tim, they were able to put up 4 runs to end the inning. Springfield answered back with big hits, including a homer from Chris, in the 3rd, to take the lead by 1. Springfield was without their manager and offensive powerhouse Mark Ertel Hits from Chuck and Kara got Adge and her crew the lead back in the 4th and they never looked back. Our "new" infield, including Al at third and Joey at first kept more runs from scoring, leaving us with our 1 run lead going into the bottom of the 6th. The Hangovers were able to score 1 more time with some fantastic running and sac flies to give them a little insurance. HUGE saves in the outfield, snow-cone style by Yellow Pants in left, AND his husband Chuck out in right, were enough dramatics to put Adge into cardiac arrest. Solid pitching by Holmes led us to our 7-5 victory!
Hartford vs. New Haven MetroLine
Hartford d MetroLine
The Bigda Man himself took the mound Sunday for Phil’s Hartford team. After holding Metroline scoreless with a runner at third in the Top of the First, the Hartford’s bats came alive sending 17 batters to the plate and scoring 13 runs. Big Mike kept Metroline from crossing the plate until the 4th inning, when 4 runs were scored. Hartford’s batters kept up their assault, scoring at least two runs in every inning except the 5th. That’s when Metroline came alive at the plate, scoring 10 runs bringing Metroline within 9 runs; after being down by 21. The Hartford team came right back, scoring 7 runs in the bottom of the inning. Hartford’s manager Phil was quoted “Everyone in the Hartford lineup scored at least one run and most of in the lineup had at least two hits. Charlie and Bruce nearly hit for the cycle; Charlie was a triple shy and Bruce missed by a double but had 2 triples”.
Hartford vs. New London Franks
Hartford d Franks
Hartford’s bats remained hot to start off the game, sending 12 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first and scoring 7 runs. After a quiet second inning, the guys in red scored 8 more runs and added 4 more in the bottom of the 6th. Big Mike scattered just four runs through 6 innings and Franks did not give up, scoring 3 in the top of the 7th. Jason had a hot bat, going 4 for 4, Mike and Charlie had 3 hits, Ross and David along with most of the lineup chipped in with 2 hits each. Hartford’s Brian A was quoted as saying “WWWWWWhat!!!……we swept again, I love it!!!”