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Blue Sox Sweep Doubleheader Against Schooners

July 29, 2011 - New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) Holyoke Blue Sox

Mystic, CT - .167 was the batting average of Sam Eberle with bases loaded on the season when he stepped into the batter's box in the second inning with the bases loaded and nobody out.

Eberle improved that average when he unloaded on a 2-0 pitch hitting it to dead center and over the fence for his sixth long ball of the season and first grand slam for the Blue Sox as a team as well. With that bases-clearing jack it made it 4-1 Holyoke, and it looked like the Blue Sox were going to cruise to another victory and a doubleheader sweep.

The Schooners (16-22) started fighting back in the second inning as Nicholas Ferraresi led off the inning with a double and he would score on a throwing error by catcher Tom Murphy cutting into the lead making it 4-2.

Mystic would pull within one run as Joe Hudson, who led off the third inning with a double, scored on a RBI groundout by Brett Doran, who drove in the first run of the game for the Schooners on a sacrifice fly as Hal Landers scored on that.

With the Schooners trailing 4-3 the Blue Sox were looking for some insurance and they got that in the fourth inning as Frank DeSico score on a throwing error by the Mystic catcher making it 5-3, which would be the final score.

Brett Yarusi came into the game after a 21 minute rain delay, and pitched a gem as he went four innings, getting the win improving to 4-1 on the season. Yarusi would record four strikeouts in his outing and the loss went to Hunter Brown and he falls to 0-4 on the season. The Blue Sox (26-13) are back in action tomorrow against the Mystic Schooners at 6:30 p.m. at Mackenzie Stadium.

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