Sunday, May 27, 2007

CanAm Update: Rox now 3-0

Spirit Notes:
~JC Gutierrez was traded to Coastal Bend for future considerations as Wally Rosa was added to the roster. Gutierrez never seemed comfortable behind the plate in the few times we saw him - I think the Spirit would have been comfortable with him as a backup, but with Torres being the 3rd baseman, a new catcher was needed... let's hope Rosa works out

~Cordova was out again today; no news on his status

~The Exhibition Game video has been moved to the Spirit Fans Video archive page

CanAm Update
New Jersey 9, Sussex 8
@ Augusta, NJ. Time: 3:20 Attendance: 1,385
W: Josh Brey (1-0) L: Ryan Lobban (0-1) S: Rusty Tucker (2)
HR: None
The New Jersey Jackals had to hold off a furious late inning rally by the Sussex Skyhawks to win by a run and win three of four in the series. 2B Zach Smithlin led the Jackals offensively going 4-for-6 with three runs scored and a run driven in. 3B Sandy Madera, C Clay Kuklick and LF Jud Thigpen each contributed to the Jackals cause with two hits apiece. New Jersey starter Josh Brey went six innings allowing three earned runs on eight hits with one walk to get his first win of the year. For the Skyhawks in the losing effort, 2B Rob Gandolfo went 3-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI.
Brockton 8, New Haven County 7 (11 innings)
@ Brockton, MA. Time: 4:07 Attendance: 3,464
W: Ryan Burnau (1-0) L: Andy Weimer (0-1) S: None
HR: None
Brockton DH Guye Senjem singled home SS Lino Mariot in the bottom of the 11th inning to help the Rox win the ball game over New Haven County and earn a sweep in the series. The Cutters rallied for four runs in the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings. However, New Haven County stranded the potential go-ahead run at third base in the ninth and left two more runners on base in the 11th inning. Brockton RF Matt Maloney went 3-for-6 with a run scored and a run batted in. Mariot and CF Joe Hough each had two hits as well for the Rox. Ryan Burnau picked up the win in relief going three innings giving up an earned run on three hits with a strikeout. Brockton now joins Quebec atop the Can-Am League standings at 3-0.
North Shore 4, Nashua 2
@ Nashua, NH. Time: 2:34 Attendance: 1,255
W: Chris Farley (1-0) L: Jason Paul (0-1) S: Kevin Fitzgerald (1)
HR: NA-Olmo Rosario (1)
RF Robert Fischer had a solid offensive effort in leading the Spirit to a victory over the Nashua Pride. Fischer went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a run driven in. DH Carlos Rodriguez continued to swing a hot bat for North Shore getting another two hits in four trips to the plate with two runs scored. Chris Farley was the winning pitcher for North Shore going 5 1/3 solid innings allowing an earned run on three hits with three punchouts. Spirit closer Kevin Fitzgerald pitched a scoreless ninth inning to tally his first save of the year. 2B Tom Creighton and SS Olmo Rosario each got two hits on the day with Rosario hitting his first home run of the season.
Atlantic City 6, Grays 1
@ Atlantic City, NJ. Time: 2:33 Attendance: 1,563
W: Monte Mansfield (1-0) L: Elliott Shaw (0-1) S: None
HR: AC-Ed Montague (2)
Atlantic City would run out to a 3-0 lead through three innings and never look back en route to a five-run win over the Grays. Surf leadoff hitter Lucas Taylor and 3B Anthony Granato each had 2-for-4 nights with a run scored. Atlantic City LF Ed Montague belted his second homer of the season as well. Surf starter Monte Mansfield was sensational on the mound in getting his first victory. Mansfield hurled six innings allowed no earned runs on one hit, an INF Mike Pierre RBI double, with five strikeouts. Pierre’s double was the only hit of the night for the Grays.

1 comment:

wooden said...

Smells like a rec from Mr. Blakely to me -- all things being equal, I think you'd rather have the older catcher that played at a higher level in affiliated ball.