Steve DelVecchio, Navigators Sports Information Department
A look at the box score of Sunday evening’s NECBL game between the North Shore Navigators and the
Moving forward at a torrid pace, starting pitchers Mike Adams (
While the Navigators struggled to put pressure on Meagher as he cruised through seven innings, giving up no runs on three hits and striking out three batters while walking none, Mike Adams was forced to battle his way out of a couple of difficult innings.
To begin the sixth, Swamp Bats’ outfielder Alex Lee dropped a bunt down between the pitcher’s mound and third base and reached safely when
“There was only one inning where I didn’t put somebody on base, the fourth,”
Although he pitched an outstanding game by most standards,
“It wasn’t my best stuff, but I was getting by,” he said. “I posted a bunch of zeroes and was waiting for us to strike, but it didn’t happen. I just wanted to give us a chance to win the game.”
Unfortunately for Adams and the Navs, the Swamp Bats were able to apply more pressure in the seventh inning, this time with improved results.
Although only needing the one run to win the game, the Swamp Bats were able to push two runs across in the seventh and Navigators coach Jason Falcon believed the second run was the real difference maker.
“We got what we wanted. We got the double play. The run scored, but we were playing for the one run,” he said in reference to the seventh frame. “I think the second run kind of deflated us. It’s a new season; the guys are still all getting used to each other. But like I told them afterward, we’ve given up 9 hits in 18 innings – I think we’re going to win some games.”
Swamp Bats pitcher David Colvin, from Pomona-Pitzer college, came on in the eighth inning and shut down the Navigators to preserve the win for Tommy Meagher. Colvin threw two perfect innings striking out two and picking up his first save of the year.