Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Auburn Walks Off With 5-4 Victory Over East Side
Auburn, MA ---Zach Tower delivered a one-out bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh as Auburn Post 279 walked off with a
5-4 win over visiting East Side Post 201 in an American Legion Baseball Zone 4 matchup at Auburn High School on Tuesday night.
Auburn evened out at 12-12 while East Side (18-7) slipped to 15-6 in league action. Post 201's Joe Consolmagno (2-for-4, double, run)
extended his hitting streak to 15 games.
Joe Fahey batted 2-for-3 with a run while Nick Cardoni, who represented the winning tally, and John Kewley each went 2-for-4.
Kewley added two RBI and a double while Cardoni finished with a pair of runs scored.
Cam Frederick (4-1) surrendered the game winning hit and run after allowing three hits, one walk and striking out one in one and a
third. Steve Albert yielded four runs on five hits with one walk and one K in the first five frames.
Mike Vaitkunas gave up all four runs on eight hits with two walk and struck out five in six and a third. Tyler Barrie and Nick Lemay
(win) helped close out the game for Auburn.
After three scoreless innings, East Side took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth. Regan Aghdam was in scoring position following his fifth
double of the season to set the stage for a two-out RBI single by Peter Bovenzi.
Post 279 pushed three runners across in the fifth. With two outs, Cardoni singled through the right side to plate Fahey and Kewley
quickly followed with a two-run double down the right field line.
Each side plated a run in the sixth. Jack Riley used a sacrifice fly to drive in Consolmagno. In the home half of the frame, Tower touched
home on a double by Adam Carafotes.
Post 201 tied the game with a pair of tallies in the top of the seventh as Nate Frederick drew a bases loaded walk and Jimmy Smith
scored on a wild pitch.
Cardoni and Kewley each notched a one-out single and moved to second and third on a passed ball. D.J. Scavone was then intentionally
walked to load the bases. Tower followed with a single to deep center field to end the game.
East Side heads to Sturbridge tomorrow for a 5:30 matchup while Auburn entertains Milford at 7pm.