Game 3 Live Blog

NECBL Eastern Division semifinals
Game 3 – Mainers win series, 2-1
Fraser Field – Lynn, Mass.
Sanford Mainers at North Shore Navigators 


FINAL: Mainers 7, Navigators 0
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Bottom 9th
Brendan Hourihan on in relief  of Davis.
Davis’ line: 8 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 5 K, 3 BB
Mach, Harrison and Boulter due up for the Navs. Mach strikes out swinging against Hourihan on three pitches. North Shore has a base runner as Harrison draws a walk. Fielder’s choice 3-6 to retire Harrison at second as the return throw from Calbi is wild, allowing Boulter to reach. But Holleran grounds out to third, ending a great season for the Navigators. Best of luck to the Sanford Mainers in the Eastern Division Finals.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 left

Top 9th
Landry still on for North Shore. Calbi grounds one up the middle to the shortstop side of second base but Dent was unable to come up with the diving effort cleanly. 4-6-3 double play from Mollenhauer. Ground out to third ends the frame.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left 

Bottom 8th
Navigators have the top of the lineup due up here in the eighth. Time is running out on their season. Davis gets Saxon to flail at a pitch off the plate for the strikeout to begin the frame. Harwick narrowly beats the throw at second for a double with one out then moves to third on a ground out to second by Jagielo. Pizzano also grounds out to second to end the inning in what was probably his final at-bat as a Navigator after two great summers with the ball club.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left 

Top 8th
Miles Landry on in relief of Alvarez.
Alvarez’s line: 2 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 4 K, 2 BB.
Landry strikes out Kronenfeld to begin to eighth – the 14th strikeout of the night for the Navigators. Panetta then ground out back to the pitcher. Landry also gets Coppinger to go down swinging for K No. 15 on the night. Unfortunately, there have been seven runs on eights hits and four walks sprinkled in as well.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, o left 

Bottom 7th
Davis still on here in the seventh. He’s thrown just 83 pitches through six innings. Harrison hits a squeaker down the first base line that Davis corrals and flips to first for the first out. Boulter pops out to short for out No. 2. Holleran singles to right but Dent lines out to left.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left 

Top 7th
Alvarez strikes out Montville to begin the seventh – his fourth strikeout in 1.1 innings. Lupo pops to second. Devlin bounces one back to the pitcher for out No. 3.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left 

Bottom 6th
Navs in dire need of an offensive spark. Their 1, 2, and 3 hitters due up here in the  sixth. Saxon singles through the left side to lead things off. Harwick reaches on a fielder’s choice, Saxon out at second 5-4. Jagielo singles through the right side to put a pair on as Pizzano steps to the plate for North Shore. Pizzano gets down in the count 1-2 before working a much-deserved walk. Bases loaded with one out for the Navs here in the sixth. Mach stepping to the plate.

No dice for the Navigators. Mach grounds into 4-6-3 double play on the first pitch he sees from Davis. Inning over.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 left 

Top 6th
Matt Alvarez out of Boston College on for the Navigators in relief of Slania.
Slania’s line: 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 5 K, 1 BB
Alvarez strikes out Kronenfeld. It marks the 10th strikeout of the night for Navs pitching through just 5.1 innings, but they have nothing to show for it. Panetta draws a four-pitch walk with one down off the All-Star Alvarez, as does Coppinger. After a three-pitch at-bat that culminated in a strikeout, Alvarez throws eight straight balls to put the No. 8 and No. 9 hitters on via the walk.

He gets Calbi to strike out looking – the 11th K by North Shore pitching on the night but Mollenhauer delivers a back breaker. His two-run double just barely stays fair as it sliced down the left field line. 7-0 Mainers. Alvarez strikes out Leisenheimer swinging to strike out the side.
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left 

Bottom 5th
Boulter grounds out, pitcher to first. Davis then gets Holleran to go down looking. Dent grounds out to second. Davis has retired the last seven he has faced.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left 

Top 5th
Slania strikes out leadoff hitter Calbi on three pitches before Mollenhauer singles to left, making him 5 for his last 6 dating back to yesterday. Leisenheimer then doubles to the gap in left center to score Mollenhauer from first. 4-0 Mainers. Slania then retires Montville on strikes. All five of his outs have come via the strikeout thus far in his outing. But the next hitter Lupo singles under the dive of the shortstop Dent for another run. 5-0 Mainers. Devlin pops out to Harwick at second for the final out.
2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1left 

Bottom 4th
Pizzano grounds out to second, Mach grounds out to third, and Harrison strikes out swinging to go down 1-2-3 against Davis. The Navs offense has officially gone cold: just six hits in their last 13 innings dating back to the beginning of Game 2.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left 

Top 4th
Dan Slania of Notre Dame on in relief of Corr.
Corr’s final line: 3 IP, 3 R, 4 H,  4 K, 1 BB.
Slania strikes out the first two batters he faces – Devlin and Kronenfeld – before a two-out walk to Panetta. Slania then gets Coppinger to strike out swinging to strike out the side here in the fourth.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 left 

Bottom 3rd
Cody Dent grounds outs to first for the first out. Lupo was playing shallow in left which allows him to come up with a liner off the bat of Saxon for out No. 2. All-Star second baseman Harwick rolls a single through the left side for North Shore’s first hit of the ballgame, but Jagielo pops out to short to end the inning.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left 

Top 3rd
Calbi leads off with a single through the left side and then Mollenhauer – who had three hits and three RBI last night – drives him in with a liner double down the right field line. 3-0 Mainers. Leisenheimer flies to right for out No. 1 and it also looks like big righty Dan Slania is beginning to throw in the Navs bullpen. Montville grounds out to second with Mollenhauer moving up to third on the play. Lupo grounds to third to end the inning.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left 

Bottom 2nd
Conner Mach flies to center after a walk to Dario Pizzano, although Pizzano retired on a fielder’s choice by Chase Harrison. Harrison moves up to second on a wild pitch before Matt Boulter walks to put two on with two outs for catcher Pat Holleran. Davis perhaps struggling a bit with his control to left-handed hitters (he’s walked two in the inning). But Holleran grounds one to second on the first pitch he sees.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 left

Top 2nd
Corr strikes out cleanup hitter Mike Montville swinging. Three swinging strikeouts – all on pitches in the dirt – from Corr so far. Although Jack Lupo gets a hold of one and connects for a deep fly to left that goes for a one-out double. The two-bagger is followed by a walk to Pat Devlin to fill the open bag at first. After a wild pitch, Paul Kronenfeld places one perfectly on a grounder up the middle to score a pair. 2-0 Mainers with one out.

Kronenfeld should have been out at second on a steal attempt on a nice throw by catcher Pat Holleran but the ball squirted away. A groundout to first by Tim Panetta allows Kronenfeld to move up to third with two outs, but Corr gets Ryan Coppinger to swing through
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left

Bottom 1st
Saulyer Saxon strikes out swinging against Sanford starter Tripp Davis.  Clinton Harwick retired by Davis on a first-pitch fly out to right. Eric Jagielo also goes down swinging. Both Corr and Davis strike out two apiece and get an easy fly out in the first. Good beginning for both starters.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left 

Top 1st
Nolan Corr on the bump for the Navigators in this decisive Game 3. He gets leadoff man Marlon Calbi to strike out swinging before Brett Mollenhauer flies out to center. Also gets No. 3 hitter Justin Leisenheimer to strike out swinging on a pitch in the dirt. Corr spotting the fastball and looking good early on.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left 

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