Up Win Over BGSU
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Up Win Over BGSU
back on baseball diamond for first time in 20 years
March 25, 2012
afternoon, for the first time in more than 20 years, the Edison
College Chargers took to the baseball diamond. While great weather
the field and fans filled in, the team was getting ready for what was
an historical game, which only got more historic as the game would play
Chargers hosted Bowling Green State University for the first of two
between the two teams this season. The Falcons entered the game
ranked 18th in the NCBA (National Club Baseball Association).
we step onto the field, these gentleman are reminded they are writing
said Thomas Martinez, the team’s manager. “This team is all about doing
work necessary to lay down a solid historic base.”
Falcons’ Kyle MacDonald reached first on a bunt down the third base
start off the first inning. He would eventually score after a bobbled
pitch allowed shortstop Kyle Melchert to reach first. The Falcons would
onto a 1-0 lead until the bottom of the second inning.
fielder Terry Perkins singled to right field with one out, and moved on
second following a balk. A single up the middle by Matt Kiehl moved
third, setting up pitcher John Monroe who drove a ball deep to right
a three-run home run.
Chargers would add one more in the second inning after an error by
outfielder Jeff Huffman on a pop fly by Charger right fielder allowed
fielder Alex Monin to score from second.
were able to chip away at the Chargers’ lead, tying the game at 5-5 in
fifth inning, when Edison catcher Joseph Gordon hit a solo shot over
field fence to put the game at 6-5.
Green battled right back, putting together a short two-out rally in the
inning to give the Falcons a 7-6 lead.
would be short lived. The Chargers responded with a five-run effort in
bottom of the sixth inning that included ten trips to the plate, giving
a commanding 11-7 lead.
Monroe would slam the door on the Falcons, shutting them out for the
three innings. Monroe threw a complete game, going nine innings on 138
and led the Chargers with four RBI.
about taking John out in the seventh when he was struggling, but every
battled back,” said Martinez. “In the eighth inning no runners got past
and in the ninth, he threw the least pitches of any inning of the game
just five, getting all three outs with ground balls.”
Chargers will face the Falcons for their next game at home on Thursday,
29, at 3 p.m.
hoping that the Chargers can continue to build on the success of the
first victory in 20 years.
wasn’t perfect but they didn’t get rattled. They played fundamentally
he said. “They have practiced so hard and so much that they looked as
were on autopilot after they got past the first inning jitters.”
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