BUZZARDS BAY, Mass – The Anna Maria Baseball team took down Mass Maritime this afternoon in non-conference action 7-4.
How It Happened
The AMCATS scored four runs in the top of the first to start things off. The First run came when Jake Crevier (Ware, Mass) grounded out and Jackson Dobek (Natick, Mass) scored. The other three runs in the inning scored on a Jason Shell (Sandwich, Mass) triple.
Neither team came across the plate until the bottom of the fourth inning when the Bucs got on the board via a Nick Haley (Hanson, Mass) double, scoring Paul Sances (Middleboro, Mass).
Up three at that point, the 'Cats retook a four-run lead in the fifth on the team's second triple of the game, this time off the bat of Kino Gray (Brewster, Mass). Maritime answered quickly this time, in the bottom of the fifth, scoring two runs to pull within two. First, on a Ben Paine (Dartmouth, Mass) single, scoring AJ Luciano (Lynn, Mass) and then on a Sances sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Bobby Beane (Hignham, Mass).
In the top of the sixth, Crevier drove in two runs for AMC on a single to left centerfield, giving the visitors a four-run lead once again.
Maritime attempted a comeback, scoring a run in the bottom of the eighth frame on a Luciano single, scoring Haley, but that would be all they got in the eighth. In the ninth, the Bucs loaded the bases with one out and were unable to bring any runs home, losing 7-4.
Inside The Numbers
On The Mound
Mass Maritime: Matt Wooster (Dover, N.H.) (L, 0-1): 0.2 IP | 1 H | 4 R | 4 ER | 3 BB | 0 K
Anna Maria: Joe Gemelli (Grafton, Mass) (W, 3-3): 5 IP | 4 H | 3 R | 3 ER | 3 BB | 3 K
Anna Maria: Danny Grammel (Leominster, Mass) (Sv, 1): 1 IP | 2 H | 0 R | 1 BB | 1 K
At The Plate
Maritime went 8-for-31 at the plate. Sances, Haley, and Luciano each had two hits in the game, each also drove in a run. Paine drove in the fourth Maritime run.
Haley had the lone extra base hit, a double, for the hosts.
The Buccaneer drew eight walks, Beane drew two, and they struck out on six occasions and left eight runners on base.
Anna Maria went 9-for-35 in the game. Shell turned in three hits and drove in three runs on his triple. Which was one of three extra base hits for the AMCATS, he had a double and a triple, Gray the other, a triple.
The 'Cats stole four bases in the game.
AMC drew seven walks, struck out seven times and left 13 runners on base.
The AMCATS will be back on the diamond tomorrow as they travel to take on Elms at 6:00 PM.