Connor Rush pitched EL Post 293 to a 6-1 win in a great effort that was one out shy of a complete game and a couple of errors shy of a shutout. Pitching to contact all night, Connor kept the Wilbraham players off balance with a good mix of off speed pitches and a good fast ball. Wilbraham managed only 4 hits and one unearned run throughout the night. Andy "The Iceman" Smith closed out the game with 5 pitches, getting Jacque Creviere to ground into an easy 1-3 putout.
Post 293 started off quickly. Danny Miller led the game off with a base hit, stole 2nd, and scored on yet another Ryan Dunn double. Ryan scored on a John Curley double, and James Martin, who was running for JC, should have scored on a Tommy Manarite sacrifice fly. Unfortunately the Wilbraham fans and coaches were able to convince the home plate umpire that James left early, and he was called out on the appeal.
Nick Ottoson kept things going in the 2nd with a base hit. he advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch and scored on a fielder's choice.
Up 3-0 in the 3rd, EL was not done. Ryan led off the inning with his 2nd hit of the game, stole 2nd, and scored with some heads up base running on a fielder's choice. JC had his 2nd hit, and Brandon Monzillo ran for him, eventually scoring. Connor reached on a well hit ball that the right fielder dropped, and he scored as well on a base hit by Andy. EL was up 6-0.
The only other offense today was a base hit by Connor in the 5th.
With the exception of the 7th inning, EL's defense was stout. Jimmy Flahive, Danny Miller, Dan Richards, James Martin, Tyler Brown, Ryan, and Andy all had solid plays in the field.
EL's record stands at 7-3, and they play Chicopee tomorrow in a make up game if we don't get rain.