I'll leave the game reporting to Dave since I just started listening to the game in the 9th, but...
Wow, sounds like a wacky night in Nashua. North Shore took an early 6-0 lead but blew it, letting Nashua score 6 straight including 1 in the ninth off of Fitzgerald to send the game into extra innings.
And on and on it went until the 13th inning. With the bases loaded and two out, Carlos Rodriguez hit a grounder toward second base; a throwing error (Nashua's 4th of the night) was made, allowing two runs to score and giving the Spirit an 8-6 lead.
Donny Langdon came in and got the save (1) in the home half of the 13th, giving Shawn McNamara (1-0) a well-deserved win; he threw three solid shutout innings to get the W.
El Guapo made his Nashua debut pitching scoreless tenth and eleventh innings for Nashua.
The Spirit had the bases loaded in the 12th w/ nobody out off of Jim Mann but Nashua escaped the jam in a sequence which included several disputed calls that saw both Vic Davilla and de-facto 1st base coach Brian Morse tossed from the game. Pete Filson steered the ship from there.
From the sounds of it, Slim Slow was his usual self despite not being fat any more- horribly biased against the Spirit, overly confrontational, self-important, and quick to toss people out of the game.
Looks like it'll be a new year but the same old crappy Can Am umps.
I'll leave more detailed reporting up to Dave when he gets home, but yeah--- good win for the boys, they're 2-1 now and go into the series finale tomorrow with a chance to come home 3-1.
Looks like Siak pitched pretty well (3 runs allowed over 6 I believe?) and the bullpen let it slip -- Baker (1 IP 0 ER?), Robinson (1 IP 2 ER?) and Fitzgerald (1 IP 1 R 0 ER?) pitched before McNamara righted the ship and Bronder shut the door.
Nashua used 7 pitchers --- their entire bullpen.
The Spirit only did not use last night's losing pitcher Derek Drage.
Both teams will be hoping for good, long outings out of their starter tomorrow. Luckily for the Spirit they have a few days off after that.
and the Pride just loaded the bases off McNamara after the Spirit had 2 outs and no one on...
In the top 12 the Spirit had the bases loaded w/ nobody out and failed to score. The Spirit blew a 6-0 lead and a 6-5 9th inning lead to get to this point. This is nervewracking.