It has been a common theme, but SURPRISE, rain forced the League to take an unscheduled hiatus again this past week. We were able to get the second half of the regular season under way on Tuesday the 6th with (3) games. From there it was a long wait until Sunday for some of our teams to be able to get back on the field. Due to the intense rain that the State received over a couple of day period, all of the fields were not up to par by game time, so the WindJammers and Anglers showed up ready to play but were unable to get in their DH in at Falmouth. It took some work but the two other double-headers at Westbrook did The Patriots and Norsemen took the field for the first two and the LJacks squared off with the NorEasters to closeout the day. Here's a recap of the weeks' action:
On Tues., at St. Louis Field, the Lumberjacks and Windjammers continued their season series with the LJacks coming out on top 8-3. Joseph Godomsky took the win, giving up just (1) run through four. Heath Cockburn was a bright spot for the WJammers going 2-2 on the day. That same night, the Anglers and Norsemen met at the Ballpark in OOB. The Anglers grabbed the lead early in this one and never surrendered it. Wyatt Williamson pitched (6) strong innings to earn his team the 6-3 victory.
Closing out the day's action was the Patriots v NorEasters at St. Joe's. A big second inning propelled the NorEasters offense on the way to a 15-6 win. Colby Emmertz had a (4) RBI day and Drew Healy added a 3-4 performance in the win and Cam Phinney gave up just one run in his first outing of the year to earn the "W".
Fast forward to Sunday, 7/11. The day kicked off with a DH between the Patriots and Norsemen. Game #1 took 9inn to decide. Owen Sullivan and Cam Guarino both commanded the mound. Sullivan went (7) innings striking out (6) while giving up but (1) earned run and Guarino lasted (8 1/3) surrendering (2) runs with (11) K's. Jack Olcott came in relief and was on the pitcher of record when the winning run scored, as the Norsemen took the victory 3-2. Nick Merrill had a HR for the Patriots.
The Norsemen took the second game as well by a 7-2 score. Tommy Joyce had a good day at bat going 2 for 3 with an RBI and Jensen Lapoint added a HR in the win.
The Ballpark in OOB welcomed back the GNCBL for the first of several July appearances there. In this one the Anglers and Nor'Easters took the field. Nick Thompson had the mound for the Nor'Easters and was given ample run support as his team put up 9 runs to the Angler's 3. Drew Healey had a day, he was 4-4 at the plate including a 3 run HR. For the Anglers, Jason Komulainen ended up just short of hitting for the "Cycle" finishing up with a HR, Triple, and Double. The League closed out the week on Thur. 7/1 and rain again hampered the schedule. Two of the three games planned were able to make a go of it. At St. Joe's the Norsemen and Patriots met up under threatening skies, but the rain stayed away which was a good thing because it took extra innings to decide this tight 6-5 contest. For the Norsemen, Jack Olcott, Cam Guarino, and Brian Riley teamed up on the mound to cover the 8 innings, with Riley getting the win. Nate Rogers had 2 hits on the night and Jensen LaPointe added a HR in the winning effort.
Over in Westbrook the Nor'Easters and Anglers met up in the rubber game of their season matchup. The teams battled early on but a balanced attack at the plate lifted the Nor'Easters past the Anglers in 6 inn. 10-0. Pat Sawyer went 5 2/3, striking out 9 for the win.