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Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Siak cruises, Spirit win
SPIRIT WIN 9-2!!!
The theme all year for the Spirit has been good pitching and no offense.
But tonight, the offense put together another good effort (9 runs on 9 hits), the defense did well (1 error) and Joey Siak was brilliant as usual, pitching 8 shutout innings in the Spirit's 9-2 victory over the CanAm Grays.
There was one point of concern in the game---Kevin Fitzgerald came in with a nine run lead in the 9th and struggled mightily. He gave up 2 runs in 2/3 of an inning and was lifted in favor of Donny Langdon after hitting a Grays batter. Langdon came in and got the last out.
Spirit 9 9 1
Grays 2 6 3
Player of the game: Siak
Everett Stull, who dominated the Spirit in the last series between these two teams, was hit hard, giving up 5 runs over 6 innings. The first three runs were unearned, but the Spirit chased Stull as BJ Weed and Gary Roche picked up RBI singles in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively.
Dustin Neilson came in to pitch for the Grays in the 7th and let the Spirit blow the game open. Alex Trezza, making his 2007 Spirit debut, got his only hit of the night, an infield single as the Spirit loaded the bases. With the bases full, Mike Torres launched a grand slam, the 2nd Spirit grand slam in as many nights and Torres's 3rd home run of the season, making it 9-0 North Shore.
Chris Farley battles Elliott Shaw tomorrow night at 7:05 as the Spirit will be looking, once again, for their first true series sweep of the season.