Ambassadors Split Doubleheader with Bangor
The Allentown Ambassadors split a doubleheader, losing the first and winning the second game against the Bangor Lumberjacks in Maine.
The Ambassadors lost the first game 5-0. Kevin Pincavitch pitched a complete game shutout, allowing only three singles. He struck out eight in seven innings of work and hit one batter. The batter he hit, Davilla, was struck in the right elbow. After several minutes of deliberation, Davilla stayed in the game.
The Lumberjacks scored an unearned run the bottom of the first, then added another run in the second inning. Bangor would add three runs in the bottom of the sixth on a three run home run from Bryan Britt off Ambassador starter Nolan Fry. Pincavitch picked up his third win, while Fry took his second lossl
Lumberjack newcomer and former Ambassador Schuyler Doakes scored a run in the first inning. The Ambassadors let Doakes go when they added Greg Stevens yesterday. He was immediately snapped up by Bangor.
In the second game, the Ambassadors jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Jorge Diaz doubled and Marlon Roche, playing for the first time in a couple days, hit a sacrifice fly to drive Diaz home.
The Lumberjacks came back with two in the bottom of the fourth off Chris Kelly. Donnie Ross walked to begin the inning. He walked five times total in the two games, three times in the second game. Then Lorenzo de la Cruz singled, followed by a Britt RBI double. Britt would score on a wild pitch.
The Ambassadors responded in the top of the fifth. Greg Schmidt singled, followed by a Ryan Bordenick single, on which Schmidt got to third. Then Lumberjacks starter Brandon Bowe balked on a fake to third, throw to first move, allowing Schmidt to score. Bangor manager Kash Beauchamp was thrown out of the game arguing the call. Then Greg Stevens singled and Bordenick stopped at third. He would score on a passed ball with Jorge Diaz at the plate and two down. Diaz ended up walking. With runners at first and second, Bowe threw the ball away trying to pick Diaz off. Stevens scored and the Ambassadors had a 4-2 lead.
The Lumberjacks chased Kelly out of the game in the fifth after Brad Hargreaves walked and then Barry Paulk was hit by a pitch. Carlos Gomez came in and after a Doakes sacrifice, walked Ross to load the bases. De la Cruz then grounded into a fielder's choice, scoring Hargreaves, and Gomez got Britt to strike out to end the inning.
The Ambassadors added two insurance runs in the seventh, and Wade Clark came in and got his fourth save of the season, not allowing a run in the bottom of the inning. Gomez got the win, his second of the season, while Bowe took his third loss.
With the split, the Ambassadors are now 16-21 and Bangor is 15-23. The two teams will play two more doubleheaders, one tomorrow and one Sunday. Tomorrow, Miguel Perez gets the start in the first game, while Tom Klemm starts game two.
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