Sunday, June 21, 2009

Bobcats fall in extra innings

From Fulton's Web site,
The Fulton Railroaders overcame five errors and came from behind in 11 innings to sweep their three-game series with the Marion Bobcats in Fulton.
Fulton initially took a 1-0 lead in the second inning, but Marion took over the lead in the third off a Rob Dyer two RBI single. The Railroaders came back in the fivfth to tie the game at 2-2 all with a leadoff solo home run from Alan Stoupa.
The Bobcats regained the lead in the eight, adding two runs off two Railroader errors and three hits which included a solo shot by Mitch McClay (his first of the year).  Fulton closed to within one run in the bottom of the eight to bring the score to 4-3 in favor of Marion.
The Railroaders tied the game again in the bottom of ninth with a two out, clutch RBI single by Jacob Daniel. The Railroaders got their chance in the bottom of the 10th to put the game away with bases loaded and one out, but Bobcat reliever Justin O'Brien secured the last two outs.
In the top of the 11th, Dyer (4-for-6) again singled for two more RBI, giving him four for the game. The runs gave the Bobcats a 6-4 lead. 
But, in the bottom of the 11th, Bobcat closer Paul Chiampa gave up two hits and a bunt single to load the bases for Fulton with no one out. Zack Getsee came to the plate, 0-for-5 on the night with only a RBI ground out. Getsee, however, smacked a hard line drive to left-center to clear the bases with a double and give Fulton the 7-6 win.
Railroaders managed eight hits total stranding 12. The Bobcats totaled 11 hits and stranded 13, and committed only one error.
No decisions for the starting pitchers, Travis Tingle for Fulton and Nathan Ball for Marion, who both threw for seven innings.  Billy Grant takes the win with 1/3 inning pitched in relief. Chiampa takes another tough loss for Marion.
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