Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gameday: G9 - 6/18 @ Holyoke, 6:30 PM

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The Navs continue their road swing with a matchup against the Holyoke Sox. We hope to game thread this one, but our previous two destinations have not been up to the 21st century as far as wireless internet goes. So, we'll see.

Pregame Notes: North Shore Navigators (5-3) @ Holyoke Sox (3-4)
-Navs Stats
-Holyoke Stats

-The Navigators took their first loss in six games last night, falling to the Manchester Silkworms 8-4. Manchester starter Nick Noblit gave up just one run, striking out seven Navigators over six innings.
-Holyoke has been off the last two nights. Their last game was a 1-0, 11-inning loss to Lowell. James White (0-1) gave up a run in the 11th to end the dual shutout.
-The Navs picked up 10 more hits last night, increasing their team batting average to .266, good for 4th in the league.
-North Shore is 5th in pitching, with a 2.66 ERA.
-The Navs are one of only two teams without a home run this season (Manchester).
-North Shore leads the league with 15 stolen bases in 20 attempts (75%).

Pitching Matchup
-Adam Herter (1-0, 3.00) will go for the Navs. Herter's first start was a victory on the road against the Sanford Mainers last Wednesday. In 6 innings of work, he gave up 6 runs, but only 2 were earned.
-Rob Gariano (1-1, 3.97), Holyoke's opening day starter, makes his third start of the year. Opponents are hitting .214 against the Fairfield Univ. sophomore.


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