Vipers sweep Goldeyes

August 27, 2006 - Northern League (NL) - Calgary Vipers News Release

Darryl Brinkley drilled his second homerun of the series and Sharnol Adriana added a solo-shot of his own as the Calgary Vipers completed a three-game sweep of the Winnipeg Goldeyes with a 6-5 victory on Sunday afternoon in Winnipeg.

The Vipers (20-20) were able to survive a ninth inning rally that saw the Goldeyes score three runs on four hits to close the gap to one.

Lefty Scott Sarver (3-4) picked up the win on Sunday, pitching into the seventh inning while only allowing one run on two hits. Jon Huizinga recorded the final out of the game to pick up his 12th save of the season.

Kenny Chenard (2-3) was saddled with the loss for Winnipeg after giving up five runs on six hits in nearly six innings of work.

Calgary opened the scoring in the top of the second inning when Sharnol Adriana and Drew Miller both singled and Jason Colson walked to load the bases for Brandon Rogers who hit into a run-scoring fielder's choice to put the Vipers up 1-0.

The lead was extended to 2-0 in the top of the fourth inning when Adriana tagged Chenard for a solo-homerun to left field. The long-ball was Adriana's second as a Viper.

The Vipers moved ahead by four in the fifth inning when Rogers reached base with a single before Brinkley slugged a two-run shot to left field for his second homerun. His first long-ball with Calgary came on Friday night in Winnipeg.

Calgary's offence kept things going in the sixth inning, with Carlos Duncan being hit by a pitch and stealing second before scoring on an RBI single by Colson to make it 5-0.

The Goldeyes finally got on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning when Fehlandt Lentini singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch from Sarver, before coming around to score on a base hit by Amos Ramon.

The Vipers made it 6-1 in the eighth inning when Adriana came around to score for the third time in the game. Adriana drew a walk and stole second before Colson drove him in with his second RBI single of the afternoon.

Winnipeg closed the score to 6-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning when a throwing error by Vipers catcher Brandon Rogers on a double steal allowed Lentini to score Winnipeg's second run of the game.

An RBI double by Max Poulin and RBI singles by Lentini and Ramon in the bottom of the ninth made it 6-5 but Vipers closer Jon Huizinga got Jimmy Hurst to pop out to short to end the Goldeyes rally.

The Vipers have won four games in a row and will now return home for a weeklong home stand beginning on Monday night with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks coming to town. First pitch on Monday is scheduled for 7:05 PM at Foothills Stadium.

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