Shades of Yuri Sanchez. Trailing by 2 with 2 on and 2 out in the bottom of the franchise, Nilson Teilon hit a long drive to deep center-field that at first looked like it might have had the legs to get out for a walk-off home run. Sadly, it died in centerfield and the Nashua Pride walked away with a sweep in the 2007 CanAm Championship Series. It was a fitting end for the franchise which led the league in regular season wins over its 5 seasons, but never won the championship.
We were never able to overcome a 5-run 1st inning by the Nashua Pride off of Luis Arroyo, sparked by a 2-run Olmo Rosario homer. Hideki Nagasaka was brilliant in earning the victory. El Guapo got a shaky save in the 9th, giving up a run.
There were lots of tearful goodbyes at the ballyard tonight.
Tomorrow, I’ll post more videos and pictures than you can shake a stick at, including video of the last out.
Until then, I have to sleep… badly.
For the record: I had a lot of fun.