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Tide Swept by Rox in Twinbill

July 3, 2013 - Futures Collegiate Baseball League (FCBL) - Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide News Release

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME- The Old Orchard Beach Raging (9-11) Tide suffered two losses on Wednesday evening at the hands of the Brockton Rox (9-12) at The Ballpark. The first game the Rox came away with a 5-3 win, then took the nightcap 3-2.

GAME ONE

The Rox kicked off the scoring with a two run second inning with Jack Curtis (Clermont, FL/Wake Forest) scoring on a Tyler Graves (Petal, MS/Jones County JC) single. Lorenzo Papa (Stoneham, MA/Broward) then flied out to center to plate home Brendan O'Brien (East Bridgewater, MA/SNHU) and give the away side a 2-0 advantage.

Brockton added a run in both the fourth and fifth inning to have a comfortable 4-0 cushion, but the Tide erupted for two runs in the bottom of the fifth to erase part of the deficit. OOB had the bases loaded on an error and two walks when Graham McIntire (Concord, NH/Marist) grounded out to bring in Sam Canales (Saco, ME/Bowdoin) from third.

The Raging Tide would add another to bring the game to a 4-3 score in the bottom of the sixth, but the Rox responded with a run in the seventh to pull the game out of reach.

Harry Ridge (Yarmouth, ME/Bowdoin) suffered the loss, tossing 4.1 innings, giving up eight hits, four earned runs, with three strikeouts.

Aaron Wilson (Windsor, CT/Hartford) had a strong performance at the plate going 2-4 with two doubles in the losing effort.

GAME TWO

The Rox got on the board in the first, when Rob McCunney (Cohasset, MA/Union) scored on a Papa RBI single in the top of the first inning.

The Raging Tide would be held scoreless by starter Dylan Driscoll (Mt. Airy, MD/Amherst) until they broke through for two unearned runs in the fourth.

After two quick outs, Cody Malloy (Toronto, ONT/British Columbia) and C.J. Picerni (Oak Park, CA/Cal Lutheran) reached on errors to put runners on first and second. Jeff Gelinas (Saco, ME/Maine) knocked in the first run of the game for the Tide, as Malloy scored on his single.

The Tide would add another run on an error by Curtis, to take a 2-1 lead, their last lead of the game.

The Tide were to add to the lead, after a pass ball moved two runners into scoring position, but Shane Bussey (Boynton Beach, FL/Maine) grounded out to end the threat.

The Rox would quickly bounce back, asMcCunney roped a double to score Curtis to tie the game.

They would take the lead for good in the sixth, when Papa started the inning off with a triple and scored on Garrett Kelly's (Fresno, CA/Wake Forest) sacrifice fly.

The Raging had a chance for redemption in the bottom of the sixth, when Zach Collett (Westbrook, ME/New Haven) led off with a triple. However, he was stranded at third when relief pitcher Daniel Roche (Kendall Park, NJ/NJIT) struck out Gelinas and got Wilson to fly out to end the threat.

Colette led the Tide with two hits and Gelinas and Wilson both had an RBI apiece for the Tide.

Joey Royer (Westbrook, ME/New Haven) was hit with the no-decision as he went five strong and giving up two runs and struck out three.

The Raging Tide return to diamond tomorrow as they take on I-95 rival Seacoast Mavericks at 7pm at The Ballpark. Come celebrate the 4th of the July with us with Glow Necklace Giveaway and Dollar Hot Dog Night.

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