Owls Slide Continues in GastoniaJuly 6, 2012 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) Forest City Owls
Forest City started strong, jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Will Chandler and Dykota Spiess singled to start the inning. After a strikeout, Justin Bryan doubled down the left field line, scoring Chandler. Gunnar Heidt followed with an RBI groundout to bring home Spiess.
The lead wouldn't last long as the Grizzlies came back and grabbed four runs in the home half of the 2nd inning. Luis Paula walked the leadoff man in the 2nd, but retired the next two Gastonia batters. The floodgates then opened with three singles and a double, scoring four runs to take a 4-2 lead. Worse yet, Nate Chong was injured trying to make a diving catch on Billy Urban's two-run double and had to be taken out of the game.
Forest City's third run of the game came in the 3rd inning. Alex Close singled, then came around to score when Bryan Aanderud singled into right field and the ball was misplayed by Derrick Phillips. The one run deficit was as close as the Owls would get as the Grizzlies scored an unearned run in the 5th. Gastonia also plated two against Jason Driver in the 7th inning, with one of the two scored as an unearned run.
The Owls play host to the Columbia Blowfish tomorrow night. It will be Pink Out Night at the ballpark as the Owls will be wearing special pink jerseys to support the fight against breast cancer that will be auctioned off later. Call 828-245-0000 to order tickets or stop by the ticket booth at McNair Field. If you can't make it in person, you can listen to the action live via WebPass through the Coastal Plain League website at www.coastalplain.com.
The Forest City Owls are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League, the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 16th season in 2012, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,000 alumni drafted and 52 alums make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (@cpleague).
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