Mystic 11, New Bedford 7
The Schooners scored in every inning but two and poured on 11 runs on 18 hits during Wednesday night's first playoff game.
Martin Figeuroa got the Schooners out to a quick lead as he hit a two-run home run to dead center scoring Mascelli in the first inning.
The Bay Sox would add a run of their own in the second inning when Robbie Doring hit a lead-off home run over the fence in left field to make it 2-1.
In the Second inning, Aaron Hill lead off with a double and then Brett Bond ripped a double of his own scoring Hill. Bond would later score on a Toby Handley single to right field to increase the lead 4-1.
Two more two-run home runs in the 3rd inning put the Schooners up 8-1. Rich Slenker hit the first home run of the inning the landed in the bushes over the center field fence scoring Figeuroa. Brett Bond hit the second home run of the inning that just cleared the fence in right field.
With two outs in the fourth inning, Rich Slenker got on with a single into left field. He would advance to second when Chase Lunceford was hit by a pitch. Aaron Hill laced a line drive into left field for a single that scored Slenker from third adding another run.
The Bay Sox were able to get two across in the fifth inning off an Andrew Penner single and a double steal that allowed Connor Hoover to steal home when Brett Bond tried to throw Chandler Debrosse out stealing second base.
The Schooners added a run in the sixth and seventh innings. Martin Figeuroa scored from third base on a wild pitch in the sixth. In the seventh, Toby Handley scored from second base on a Rich Slenker single to right-center field making it 11-3.
Jonathan Signore took the mound for the Schooners while not having his A+ stuff he did a solid job limiting the Bay Sox bats when they had runners in scoring positions. Signore went seven innings giving up three runs on six hits while striking out seven and walking three.
New Bedford would strike for four runs off of relief pitcher Ryan Thomas in the eighth inning. They were able to hit Thomas hard for four hits in the inning and an error. The Bay Sox were finally able to string some hits together and get favorable calls in the infield but it wouldn't be enough to catch the Schooners.
The Schooners will take on the Bay Sox for game number two of the series at Paul Walsh field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 PM.
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