Owls Squeeze Past Snakes 5-1July 17, 2012 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) Forest City Owls
After a scoreless first three innings, Asheboro took a 1-0 lead in the 4th when Alex Tomasovich drove in Joe Perez with a sacrifice fly. James Lomangino couldn't hold the lead through the bottom half though, as Aanderud came up with a one-out double to score Close. The Owls took the lead for good when Chandler doubled home Close who walked with two outs in the 5th inning. After a Justin Bryan walk, Aanderud singled through the left side to put Forest City up 3-1.
Jared Hammer led off the top of the 6th inning with a double against Tezak. Perez popped out and Luke Tendler walked. That's when Hunter Privette entered the game. On his first pitch, Chandler threw out Tendler trying to steal second base for the second out of the inning. Privette then struck out pinch-hitter Ford Wilson to end the threat.
Privette stayed on and needed just four pitches for a perfect 7th inning. Jason Driver allowed a one-out double in the 8th inning, but kept the Copperheads off the board. Jake Padgett finished the game with a scoreless 9th inning. Forest City's offense helped by adding three insurance runs (one earned) off Taylor Bratton.
The Owls head back out on the road tomorrow to face the Florence RedWolves. Forest City's next home game will be Thirsty Thursday game at McNair Field against the Martinsville Mustangs. 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 53 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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