Ocean Waves win over Mystic
Groton - Extra Innings were needed again for the Mystic Schooners but ultimately fell in twelve innings to the Ocean State Waves 4-6.
The Schooners were able to take advantage of some sloppy pitching from Ocean State starting pitcher Ben Onyshko by drawing 4 walks in the bottom half of the first inning. Aaron Hill stepped up with the bases load and ripped a single through the hole between shortstop and third base scoring Nick Mascelli. Casey Baker drew a four pitch walk to bring in Taishi Terashima. The Schooners were able to score two runs early but couldn't get anything going again until later in the game.
Schooners starting pitcher Kevin Magee pitched himself through a few jams in the first and second innings but Ocean State Waves finally got on the board in the top of the third. With Grant Williams at third and Chess Hess at second, Austin Upshaw was able to hit an RBI groundout scoring Williams on the play.
George Capan came in for relief and was able to shut down the Mystic Schooner offense in the 3rd and 4th innings allowing just one hit and one walk in 2 innings of relief.
The Waves tied the ball game up in the 5th inning when Dean Lockery was able to reach first safely on a throwing error by shortstop Aaron Hill. Leading to another RBI groundout by Austin Upshaw. Then the Waves took the lead in the top of the 6th on more sloppy baseball from the Schooners. Matt Cogen was able to draw a walk and then scored on an error by the pitcher Justin Cashman.
Nick Johnson came in to pitch in the bottom of the 6th and was able to keep the Schooners batters at bay for two-hitless innings.
Ryan Blanton crushed a homerun over the right field fence into the woods to put the Waves up 4-2 . But the Schooners weren't giving up hope just yet .
Zach Goldstein led off the bottom of the 8th with a single. Brett Bond walked and Ryan Ramiz singled to load up the bases with no outs in the inning. Taishi Terashima was able to drive in the two runs to notch the score at 4-4.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the twelfth. With the bases loaded and one out Matt Cogen grounded into a fielder's coach for a putout at home still leaving the bases loaded but now with two outs. Alex Holderbach stepped up to the plate and hit a line drive through the middle scoring 2 runs and putting the Waves in the lead 6-4 .
Brett Bond was able to double and advance to third base on a wild pitch with one out in the bottom of the 12th. Needing two runs to extend the game, the Schooners couldn't produce anymore offense and left two runners stranded at third and second to end the game.
The loss puts the Schooners at 2-1, their next game is home Sunday when they host the Newport Gulls at Fitch High School Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05.
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