Game 2 Live Blog at Sanford

NECBL Eastern Division semifinals
Game 2 – Navigators at Mainers
Goodall Park – Sanford, ME 


FINAL: Mainers 6, Navigators 0
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Top 9th
Lawrence still on for Sanford. He is at 106 pitches entering the ninth. Mach singles in the ninth but nothing more. Game over. The decisive Game 3 will take place on Friday night at Fraser Field in Lynn. First pitch slated for 6;15 p.m.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left 

Bottom 8th
Danvers native Bobby Dean on for in relief of Grant. Dean gets a pair of ground outs to first before punching out Leisenheimer to strand a run at third.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 left 

Top 8th
Lawrence still in the ballgame for Sanford. Saxon singles with two outs but Harwick retired on a fly out to left for the final out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left 

Bottom 7th
Easton native Ryan Grant on to pitch in relief of Gruntkosky for the Navigators. Lupo singled and stole second to lead off the inning before Grant got Devlin and Kronenfeld both to strike out. Mach’s throw to first after a grounder off the mark but Williams comes off the bag and applies the tag for the third out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left 

Top 7th
Again things are going against the Navs. Mach retired on a great play by the shortstop Calbi in the hole before Williams smokes one right at the second baseman Mollenhauer. Harrison then also grounds out to short.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left 

Bottom 6th
Peabody native Joe Gruntkosky comes on in relief of Johnson for North Shore. After a leadoff single to Panetta, a sacrifice bunt attempt was beat out at first before a successful sacrifice put two in scoring position. Mollenhauer then knocked in both runs on a bloop single with the infield in to extend the lead to 6-0. Gruntkosky got Leisenheimer to strike out swinging before Montville flied to right.
2 runs, 3 hits,  0 errors, 1 left

Top 6th
Harwick lines a leadoff single into right field against Lawrence. It marks just the third hit of the ballgame for the Navs. However, Jagielo’s gapper to left center is caught on the dive by the left fielder Lupo. Harwick couldn’t tell if the ball had been caught and was easily doubled off at first. That’s the way this one has gone for the Navigators. Pizzano then grounds out to end the frame.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left 

Bottom 5th
Great play by Dent at short on the in-between hop for the first out of the inning. Harwick then handles two easy grounders for the second and third outs. It was the first 1-2-3 inning for Johnson on the night, although he has thrown 113 pitches through five. His outing is in all likelihood done. If that is the case, his line will read: 5 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 6 H, 3 K.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left

Top 5th
Navs go down 1-2-3 again the fifth. Lawrence has been stellar through five for the Mainers, allowing just four base runners on two hits and a pair of walks.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left

Bottom 4th
After a fly out to begin the inning, Mollenhauer gets his second single of the ballgame. He then moves to second on a wild pitch before tagging up and moving to third on a fly out to right. However, Johnson gets Montville to strike out swinging to strand Mollenhauer, marking the first inning the Mainers were unable to score.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left 

Top 4th
Pizzano flies out to center after an eight-pitch at-bat. Mach grounds to third. Williams works a full count walk but Harrison strikes out swinging.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 left 

Bottom 3rd
Montville moves to second on a sac bunt after a leadoff single off of Johnson, then moves to third on a groundout. Kronenfeld drew a walk – Johnson’s fifth – before Panetta’s RBI single makes it 4-0.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 left 

Top 3rd
A leadoff infield single for Matt McGovern marked his third hit in two playoff games. He then moved to second on a wild pitch with one out before Saxon then filled the void at first with a walk. But Lawrence got Harwick to strike out swinging before Jagielo hit one right on the screws, but it was right at the centerfielder Coppinger.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 left 

Bottom 2nd
Johnson’s third walk of the game is a leadoff base on balls to Pat Devlin, but Paul Kronenfeld’s was retired when his bunt attempt was popped up into foul territory for third baseman Conner Mach, who made a nice sliding play for the out. Tim Panetta then hits into a 3-6 fielder’s choice before Ryan Coppinger walked – Johnson’s fourth in just two innings of work – to put two men on. Calbi then lined a singled to left to score Devlin for a 2-0 lead with Panetta moving up to third. A single from Mollenhauer then made it 3-0. Johnson’s line not pretty through two innings: 2 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 4 BB, 2 K on 66 pitches.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 left 

Top 2nd
Navs go down 1-2-3 in the second on just eight pitches from Lawrence.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left 

Bottom 1st
After a leadoff walk to Marlon Calbi, starter Michael Johnson picked him off for the 1-3-6-3-4 putout at second. Brett Mollenhauer worked the second straight walk issued by Johnson to begin the game and then moved up to second on a wild pitch. Johnson  got Justin Leisenheimer to strike out swinging for out No. 2, but Mike Montville hit a grounder down the first base line that was just out of the reach of a diving Eric Williams for an RBI double. Jack Lupo flied to left to end the inning but it was a tough go of it for Johnson, who walked a pair and was forced to throw 30 pitches in the first.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left

Top 1st
Saulyer Saxon fouled out to left and Clinton Harwick grounded to short before Eric Jagielo reached on an infield single. But Sanford starter Tommy Lawrence got Dario Pizzano to ground to second
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left 

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