NECBL Playoffs – Game 3: Sanford @ Navigators

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The Series
The Navigators won Game 1 of this series 1-0 after a five-hit complete game shutout from starter Crayton Bare. Sanford starter Shane Davis was amazing as well, as he tossed a complete game one-hitter but was the tough luck loser on the hill. The game was completed in an astounding one-hour and 21-minutes.

Nonetheless, it was a different story in Game 2 last night in Sanford. With the game tied at 1-1 in the fourth inning, Matt Marra’s RBI single gave Sanford a one-run lead, and Bobby Doyon followed up with a three-run homer to break the game open. The score remained that way until the end, as Sanford tied the best-of-three series with a 5-1 victory.

Tonight’s Starters
SAN – Michael Augliera (4-2, 2.85)
NS – Daniel Patrick (3-1, 2.10)

For the Navs, Daniel Patrick has quietly been one of team’s most consistent starters since his arrival from Pepperdine. In fact, the Navs have gone 6-1 in the seven games (six starts) he has pitched this season. He received a no decision in his only start against the Mainers this year, allowing just one run over four innings June 28 at Sanford.

Sanford starter Michael Augliera finished the year 4-2 with a 2.85 ERA over 41 innings pitched. He allowed two runs or less in five of his seven starts during the regular season, and he got the victory against North Shore at Fraser Field after allowing just one run on six hits over six innings in a 5-1 victory on July 27. He received a no decision in his only other start versus the Navs back on June 14 in a 7-4 win. North Shore got to Augliera for four runs over five innings in that one.

Navigators Lineup
LF Jason Banos
2B Matt Hamlet
CF Braxton Graven
3B Anthony Melchionda
1B Ben Waldrip
C Bryce Tafelski
RF Dario Pizzano
DH Jack Mayfield
SS Cody Dent

Follow the Game
Check out all of tonight’s in-game updates on Twitter.
For out-of-market fans, watch or listen LIVE online at www.teamline.cc.

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