Five in the Seventh Gives Brewer Win Over Acadians



BLUE HILL — Having an opponent score 10 runs with two outs can be demoralizing, but that’s what Trenton witnessed visiting Brewer do last Friday, July 10.

Acadians first baseman Will Clark beats Caleb Smith of Brewer to the bag by inches for the out. Brewer defeated Trenton 10-5 on Friday, July 10, in Blue Hill.—MIKE OLES
Acadians first baseman Will Clark beats Caleb Smith of Brewer to the bag by inches for the out. Brewer defeated Trenton 10-5 on Friday, July 10, in Blue Hill.—MIKE OLES

BLUE HILL — Having an opponent score 10 runs with two outs can be demoralizing, but that’s what Trenton witnessed visiting Brewer do last Friday, July 10.

A five-run seventh inning propelled the Falcons to a 10-5 win over the Acadians at the George Stevens Academy field. With the score knotted 5-5, Eric White hit a two-run single to left to give Brewer (13-3) a two-run lead. Steve Klenowski and Greg Higgins had RBI singles as well. Trenton’s Andy Hodge, who relieved starting pitcher Adam Kaspala to begin that inning, took the loss in a game that was originally postponed due to rain on Tuesday, July 7.

The Acadians, who fought back from an early 3-0 deficit, had multiple chances to increase their lead. Trenton had runners on second and third with one out in the sixth, but Garrett Kaspala popped to third and Nick Saunders grounded to shortstop.

Saunders left three more runners on base when he grounded to second to end the bottom of the fourth. Trenton led 5-4 at that point, but Brewer’s cleanup batter Chase Daniels hit a home run to left to tie the game in the sixth.

Daniels and Klenowski scored on an Andy Bush single in the first inning, making the score 3-0 Brewer. Like the seventh, all three runs crossed the plate with two outs.

The Acadians responded, however, by scoring five runs in the second inning. After Ciomei walked, Mickey Manning singled to right, advancing Ciomei to third. Brewer starter Pat McEwan walked Tweedie to load the bases with no outs.

That’s when the Falcons’ defense abandoned them. The second baseman misplayed a grounder hit by Steve Zirnkilton, scoring Ciomei and Manning. Following a sacrifice fly by Hall that tied the game 3-3, Will Clark reached safely when McEwan misplayed a bunt. Zirnkilton scored on the play and Trenton took a 4-3 lead.

The Acadians will get a chance to avenge this loss when they play Brewer, which leads the Zone 1 division, at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 19, the last day of the regular season.

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