Ninth-inning Rally Lifts Steamboat Over Trenton



BLUE HILL — A pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning lifted Steamboat Petroleum of Waldo County to a 4-2 win over the Trenton Acadians in American Legion Zone 1 baseball action on Thursday.

Trenton Acadians first baseman Calvin Tweedie (22) stretches for the ball to get Steamboat’s Derrick Brunosky (5) out by inches in the 5th inning of the Acadians 4-2 loss Thursday night at the GSA baseball field. —MIKE OLES
Trenton Acadians first baseman Calvin Tweedie (22) stretches for the ball to get Steamboat’s Derrick Brunosky (5) out by inches in the 5th inning of the Acadians 4-2 loss Thursday night at the GSA baseball field. —MIKE OLES

BLUE HILL — A pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning lifted Steamboat Petroleum of Waldo County to a 4-2 win over the Trenton Acadians in American Legion Zone 1 baseball action on Thursday.

In the early innings, the game was a pitchers’ duel between Trenton lefty Adam Kaspala and Steamboat’s Nate Adams.

The Acadians pushed one run across the plate in the fourth inning when Nick Saunders walked, went to second on a passed ball and to third on an infield single by Collin Ciomei, and scored when shortstop Ethan McHatten threw low to first base on a grounder by Mickey Manning.

Steamboat responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning on a walk, a sacrifice bunt, an RBI double by Jack Davis and and RBI single by McHatten.

In the sixth inning for Trenton, Calvin Tweedie stroked a one-out single and was replaced on the bases by Kaspala, who promptly stole second.

Garrett Kaspala of the Trenton Acadians scoops up a grounder in Thursday’s nine-inning 4-2 loss to Steamboat Petroleum of Waldo County. —MIKE OLES
Garrett Kaspala of the Trenton Acadians scoops up a grounder in Thursday’s nine-inning 4-2 loss to Steamboat Petroleum of Waldo County. —MIKE OLES

He went to third when McHatten misplayed a grounder by Ciomei and Kaspala subsequently scored on a passed ball, knotting the score at 2-2.

Neither team scored in the seventh or eighth innings, but Steamboat mounted its game-winning rally in the top of the ninth.

With one out, Davis reached base on a throwing error, stole second and went to third on a passed ball.

One out later, Adams walked and McHatten singled, driving in Davis.

Gabe Blodgett followed with a single to center, scoring Adams, but McHatten was thrown out at third to end the inning.

The Acadians were retired in order in the bottom of the inning by Steamboat relief pitcher Evan Kingsbury.

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