Owls Fall in Extras in Game OneAugust 4, 2012 - Coastal Plain League (Coastal Plain) Forest City Owls
It's the fourth time in nine meetings this year that a game between the Owls and Copperheads has gone to extra innings. Pete Schultz picked up the win after seven outstanding innings of relief. The righty struck out nine Owls, despite giving up the tying runs late.
Tendler did his best to ensure the Copperheads would be positioned for the upset. The outfielder took Owls' starter Nick Lomascolo deep twice, the second time Tendler has homered twice in a game against Forest City this season. All six of his home runs have come against Owls pitching. His first homer, a solo shot in the 4th, gave Asheboro a 3-2 lead. His next one, a two-run bomb in the 6th, snapped a 3-3 tie to put the Copperheads on top 5-3.
The Owls rallied late though as Luke Tollison ripped an RBI double in the 8th inning to bring Forest City back within one at 5-4. In the 9th, Bryan Aanderud singled with one out. Nate Chong doubled and then Alex Close was intentionally walked to load the bases. Schultz allowed the tying run to score on a wild pitch, but would get out of the inning without giving up the go-ahead run.
Forest City struck first when Chandler drove a ball over the scoreboard in right field to make it 1-0 Owls in the 2nd inning. The team doubled the lead to 2-0 in the 3rd on three straight two-out singles, with Close driving in the run. Hunter Ridge brought it back even with a two-run single in the bottom half of the 3rd, following Caleb Cole's double to put both runners in scoring position.
The Copperheads will try to close out Forest City tomorrow at McNair Field. The game will start at 7:05 PM. 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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