Friday, June 27, 2008

Gameday: G16 - 6/27 LIVE from Vermont - 6:30 PM

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On the road again - the Navs are in Vermont to take on the defending champion Mountaineers in the first leg of a home-and-home series.

North Shore Navigators (10-5) (68 runs, 46 allowed) (Pythagorean WL: 10-5)
at Vermont Mountaineers (7-6) (45 runs, 38 allowed) (Pythagorean WL: 8-5)

-North Shore Stats
-Vermont Stats

North Shore> Mike Dicato, RHP, UMass
1-1, 4.38 ERA, 2 GS, 12.1 IP, 6 R, 10 H, 10 K, 4 BB

Vermont> Chris Petrini, LHP, Cal-Berkley
0-0, 4.50 ERA, 3 G, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 5 R, 8 H, 9 K, 4 BB


8:08 PM - Vermont's Greg Sherry reached on an infield hit, stole second, took third on an errant throw to second by Hill, and was brought home by a Gerald Ogrinc ground-out to short. Ballgame tied at one.

7:59 PM - Squaring to bunt, John Hill pulled back and cranked a double over the right-fielder, scoring Tyler Kuehl from first. 1-0 Navs on top after 5 1/2 innings.

7:54 PM - R.J. Preach takes over for Petrini for Vermont. Petrini's line: 5 IP, 5 H, o R, 1 BB, 7 K.

7:51 PM - DiCato gets 'em 1-2-3 thanks to some ridiculous range covered by Justin Little in center, who recorded two putouts in the half-inning.

7:46 PM - Little grounded to second. Provencher whiffed. No harm done. Darn. 0-0 after 4 1/2 innings.

7:41 PM - Sean McNaughton hammered a double to the gap in left, but got absolutely no roll on the bounce. Must be the soggy grass...Geason walked, so he's on third, with McNaw on second. Let's see what the Mesa St. boys can do with runners in scoring postion...

7:34 PM - After DiCato gave up the first hit of his outing to Vermont left-fielder Scott Schauer, he got center-fielder Steven Felix to fly out to Provencher in right. Provencher then delivered a hose to McCrann at first to double up Schauer before he was able to return to the bag. Double play, Navigators-style?

6:56 PM - DiCato makes quick work of Vermont in the first, striking out 2 swingin' as part of a 1-2-3 inning.

6:51 PM - Navs get two on with one out in the 1st via back-to-back singles by Little and Provencher, but Petrini squeezes out of it by getting Belcher to fly out and fanning Kuehl.

6:43 PM - Play ball. I'm loving this place right now - these fans are jumpin'. Very supportive crowd.

6:39 PM - Pretty big crowd today, it appears - not bad considering how terrible the weather was two hours ago. Vermont has a lot of D1 players- 13 by my count.

6:34 PM - The starting lineups are being introduced now. We're about ten minutes behind schedule.

6:14 PM - The Mountaineers' mascot, Skip, is currently making a threatening gesture toward the Navs dugout. There's also a big cow here, roaming around beyond the right field wall in honor of "Buy Local: Vermont Dairy Night."

5:55 PM - It looks like we'll be perfectly fine to start at 6:30.

5:00 PM - The tarp is off the field. It's a little soggy, but it should be ready no later than 6:45 or so. The radar says that we are in the clear for the rest of the night.

4:30 PM -We left sunny, warm Lynn at 12:30 PM. It remained sunny and warm right until we crossed into Montpelier, VT, at which time the skies opened. Serious thunderstorms ended batting practice early and put the game in jeopardy.

The rain has stopped now, but the field is still wet; no announcement has been made about the status of the game, which is scheduled for a 6:30 start.

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