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Friday, July 27, 2012

Carp comes back to beat Blitz (early Weds game)

from Marcel Mondoux

The early game in Manotick had Carp in town to face Taylor's Blitz in the second game of their home and home series. Neil Cooke toed the rubber for Carp and went the distance while he was opposed by Shannon Borho who was relieved by Jamie Blakely in the sixth.

The Blitz opened the scoring in the bottom half of the inning as leadoff hitter Marcel Mondoux singled and was moved to second on a bunt single by Derek Bergeron. Mondoux was out on the next play due to a force out but Bergeron scored off a hit by the next batter, Andrew Bruce to put the home side up one.

For Carp, their runs came in the top of the fifth inning when Tony MacDonald led off with a walk and was moved to second on a single by Joel Langford. MacDonald was out on the next play due to a force out, as well, but a single by the next hitter, Matt McNish, scored Langford. Bobby Jack Hart and Shawn Simzer both followed up with back to back singles which scored McNish to put Carp up 2-1.

The Blitz pushed four runs across in their half of the inning when Adam Grier singled with one out and was moved to third on Mondoux's single. Bergeron knocked Grier in to tie the game and have runners on the corners. Jon Ferguson then hit a sac fly to left field to score Mondoux. Tony Searle followed up with his first homerun of the season, scoring Bergeron also to put the Blitz up 5-2.

Jamie Blakely came in, in the top of the sixth to attempt to shut the door but Carp was ready for the test as they answered back with four runs of their own. With one out, Adam Purdy, Tony MacDonald and Joel Langford all hit singles with Langford scoring MacDonald. An error on the next play scored two more for Carp which brought up McNish to hit an RBI double to put Carp in the lead 6-5.

Cooke finished the next six Blitz batters in order to preserve the win.

Editor's note: For Caveman's Choice, Carp nominated Marcel Mondoux for his strong game at the plate, while the Blitz suggested Joel Langford for his performance - so they will share the honours!

Carp lines:
Langford - 3/4 2R
McNish - 3/4 R 2B
Hart - 1/4
Simzer - 1/2 BB CI
Purdy - 1/3 R BB
MacDonald - 2/3 R BB

Cooke - CGW 7IP 5R 5ER 9H 7K

Blitz lines:
Borho - 5IP 2R 2ER 7H 2K 3BB
Blakely - L 2IP 4R 2ER 4H K BB

Mondoux - 3/4 R SB
Bergeron - 2/4 2R RBI SB
Searle - 1/3 R HR 2RBI
Bruce - 1/3 RBI
Blakely - 1/3 2B
Grier - 1/3 R



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