Wednesday August 1, 2012

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine -- Chad Funkhouser's RBI single in the top of the ninth lifted Pittsfield to a 5-4 victory over Old Orchard Beach on Tuesday.

Michael Meszoros, the Suns' fourth pitcher of the game earned the win. He allowed just one hit over two innings. Adam Krebs pitched a perfect ninth to earn the save for Pittsfield.

The Suns trailed 4-0 early after the Raging Tide scored two runs in the second and third innings. Pittsfield tied it with four in the eighth, keyed by a two-run single from Anthony Corona. Funkhouser finished with three hits and the winning RBI.

Pittsfield returns to Wahconah Park on Thursday to host Wachusett. First pitch is 7 p.m.

American Legion playoffs

WORCESTER -- North Adams Post 125 saw its season come to an end Tuesday when it lost to Springfield Post 21, 7-5.

Post 125 beat Springfield 12-2 on Sunday, but couldn't muster the same offensive attack in the elimination game.

Springfield jumped out in front early scoring a run in the first and three in the second off of Post 125 starter Tanner Bird.

Post 125 grabbed three in the second and two in the seventh but couldn't complete the comeback, leaving the bases loaded to end the game.

Nate Alibozek reached base on an error to start the seventh inning and Bird drove him in on a long double. Robert Jutras and Slayter Aubin then got on base before Springfield pitching struck out the next two batters.

Post 125 collected eight hits in the game and left a total of 10 runners on base.

Bird was 3 for 4 in the game with an RBI double and he scored a run. His seventh inning double was just inches from being a home run according to Rumbolt.

Alibozek had two RBI in the second inning and Rikki Brown had one.

NECBL
'Cats lose twice

DANBURY, Conn. -- It was a rough day for the North Adams SteepleCats as they dropped two games and are now locked into the third spot in the Western Division. When the playoffs start this weekend, the SteepleCats will travel to Danbury.

North Adams started the day with a makeup game against Mystic, losing 8-1 to the league's last place team. In game 2, Brett Clements provided all the offense for SteepleCats against Danbury. His third-inning grandslam wasn't enough however, and the Westeners beat North Adams, 6-4.

The SteepleCats end the regular season tonight when they host Danbury at 6:30 at Joe Wolfe Field. When the playoffs start, No. 2 seed Danbury will host North Adams.