Skeeters get some spring cleaning done
In game one of the first double-header, of the young season, the Skeeters needed to come from behind again. The Skeeters fell behind 4-0 in the third after six consecutive Barnstormers reached base, five by single. Then the Barnstormers added another run off an Olmo Rosario triple in the fourth to make it 5-0. The Skeeters began to mount their comeback in the fifth, when Pressley and Clemens walked, then were driven in by a Bates double; Bates was driven in on a Michael Rockett double. Then in the seventh following back-to-back singles by Rockett and Anthony Granato, Dominic Ramos drove home Rockett on a fielder’s choice, and then Godwin singled home Granato to tie the game at five. The game would then go to extras, where in the top of the tenth, Adam Godwin reached base on a double. He advanced to third on a wild pitch by Jason Urquidez. He then scored and ended the game on Urquidez’s second wild pitch of the inning.
In the second game of today’s double dipper, the Skeeters jumped out to an early 1-0 lead, on a Steve Moss sacrifice fly. That would be all Elarton would need as he cruised through six innings of four-hit baseball, allowing no runs and striking out one. The Skeeters would add to their lead in the sixth off a Josh Pressley homerun to left-center field. Clemens would follow with a double, he was driven home by Michael Rockett to make it 3-0. Then in the eighth, Moss was able to extend his hitting streak to eight games with an infield single, and later, along with Dustin Martin, came around to score on Michael Rockett’s second hit of the ball game to make it 5-0, which would be our final. The bullpen was once again perfect this afternoon, pitching three scoreless innings.
The Skeeters have Thursday off, but return to action for the last three games of the series against the Lancaster Barnstormers. Friday is a 7:05pm start. After the game Dr. Larry Caldwell presents kids run the bases. The pitching matchup will feature Skeeters LHP Bobby Livingston (0-1, 12.15 ERA) vs. LHP Lenny DiNardo (1-1, 2.45) for the Barnstormers.
• Adam Godwin: 2-5, 2B, SB, Scored winning run
• Josh Pressley: 2-3, 2 singles, BB
• Michael Rockett- 2-4, 2RBI, 2B
• Skeeters Bullpen: 4IP, 0ER
• Scott Elarton:6 IP, 0ER, 4H,K
• Josh Pressley: 2-3,HR, RBI, BB
• Aaron Bates: 2-4, 2B
• Skeeters Bullpen: 3IP, 3H, 0ER. Bullpen ERA 1.14
• Dominic Ramos: 2-5, HR, 4 RBI, 2R
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