In-game playoff updates – Game 1 vs. Sanford

FINAL: Navigators 8, Mainers 0 

Top 9th
Lefthander Brad Schnitzer out of Butler on for the Navigators to try and close it out in the ninth.
Schnitzer induces two pop ups – both to second baseman Harwick before a strikeout for a perfect ninth inning. Game over.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left 

Bottom 8th
After Jagielo fouled out, Pizzano ripped another to deep left but it was caught on the warning track by Jack Lupo. Mach then grounded out to second.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left 

Top 8th
North Shore reliever Dan Duval comes on to replace Bare after a sensational outing. Bare’s line: 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 4 K, 3 BB.
Leisenheimer rolled a single through the left side with two outs, but Duval got Montville to strike out swinging to end the inning.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left 

Bottom 7th
Brendan Hourihan out of Cortland State replaces Reich, who allowed three runs – two earned – on three hits over 1.2 innings. Hourihan allowed a base hit to McGovern but that was all.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left 

Top 7th
Devlin scorches a hard-hit ball at Dent at short that ricocheted off the shortstop into short left for a single. But Bare induced a 4-6-3 double play to the next hitter. Panetta than drew his second walk of the ballgame but was retired on a fielder’s choice.
0 runs, 1 hit,  0 errors, 1 left

Bottom 6th
Dent retired on a nice sliding play by Montville in right field to lead off the frame, but McGovern laced a double down the right field line against Reich with one down. Harwick then singled home McGovern on the first pitch he saw from Reich. Harwick then swiped both second and third – his third and fourth stolen bases of the game – with Jagielo at the plate, who then hit a sac fly to center to score Harwick. Pizzano then reached on an error by the second baseman Hailler and Mach was hit by a pitch. Boulter then hit up the middle that shortstop Marlon Calbi made a terrific play on, but his errant throw got by first, allowing Pizzano to score and Mach and Boulter to move up into scoring position.
3 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 2 left

Top 6th
Justin Leisenheimer and Montville hit back-to-back singles with two outs for Sanford’s second and third hits of the ballgame, but Bare gets Eric Hailler to ground into a fielder’s choice at third to retire the side.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 left 

Bottom 5th
After a Boulter flyout, Chase Harrison singled to center. That is going to mark the end of Bazdanes’ outing after 4.1 innings.He will make way to Jonathan Reiche out of Fordham. Reiche quickly got a 6-3 double play to get out of the inning.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left

Top 5th
After Devlin grounded out to short for Dent’s sixth assist defensively of the ballgame, Bare punched out Nick LaCroix looking on a wicked hook. Tim Panetta broke a string of ten straight hitters retired by Bare with a walk, but Bare caught the next hitter looking – his fourth strikeout – as well to retire the side.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 left

Bottom 4th
Harwick was hit by a pitch by Bazdanes with two outs, who promptly stole his second base of the ballgame to get into scoring position before Jagielo was walked. Pizzano then absolutely crushed a ball to deep right center for a two-run double to make it 5-0. He missed a home run by no more than three feet. It’s been a tough go of it for Bazdanes, who set down the first two with ease.
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left

Top 4th
Bare retires the side on 10 pitches. The lefty from Baylor has now set down eight straight.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left

Bottom 3rd
Pizzano flied out to left on the first pitch from Bazdanes, but Mach placed a ball perfectly down the line in right before sliding headfirst into second for the double. Boulter drew his second walk in as many innings to fill the vacancy at first base. Harrison then gave one a ride to the gap in right center but Montville tracked it down for the second out. Saxon then flew out to left to end inning, stranding a pair.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 left

Top 3rd
Bare retires the side on just eight pitches. A flyout to Pizzano sandwiched between two groundouts to the always-steady Dent at short.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left

Bottom 2nd
Matt Boulter led off the inning with a walk before Chase Harrison worked a walk of his own on a 3-2 count. Bazdanes got ahead 0-2 to Saulyer Saxon, but Saxon fisted a jamshot into short left to load the bases. Dent was then retired via the strikeout for the first out, but McGovern’s sac fly scored Boulter to make it 2-0. Harwick followed with a single to score Harrison, with Saxon taking third on the throw to the plate. Harwick stole second base to put two in scoring position, but Bazdanes got Jagielo to strike out swinging to escape further damage.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 left

Top 2nd
Bare allowed a one-out walk to Pat Devlinbut got a strikeout and an easy groundout to short to strand him.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left

Bottom 1st
Matt McGovern led off with a single before right fielder Montville made a diving catch on a flare by Clinton Harwick. Eric Jagielo then hit a ground rule double down the right field line to put men on second and third for Dario Pizzano. Pizzano then hit a deep sac fly to center to plate McGovern with Jagielo moving up to third. Sanford starter AJ Bazdanes then struck out Conner Mach swinging to end the inning, but he got hit around overall in the inning.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left

Top 1st
Starting pitcher Crayton Bare struck out leadoff man Marlon Calbi on three pitches. Jack Lupo then singled to center, took second on a passed ball by Navs catcher Chase Harrison before taking third on a ground out. With two outs, Mike Montville hit a slow roller in the hole at short, but Cody Dent handled it cleanly and got Montville by a half step at first to keep Sanford off the board.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left

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