Ryan Welch's Wild Run Wins for Borden
Written by: John Grady
Saturday, May 22, 2004
In a game that featured a little bit of everything; pitching, hitting, defense, unexpected umpire's calls and aggressive baserunning Ryan Welch, in his first game with the team, scored the final and decisive run in the bottom of the last inning and Borden Realty won 10-9 over Clyde Lattimer & Sons.
With one out Welch lined the ball in the left field gap for a clean double, rounded the bag and headed for third into what appeared to be an out as the throw from the outfield came in strongly to second and the Lattimer team caught him in a run down between second and third. The throw back to second got away into center field and Ryan raced home with the run.
The win was truly a team effort for Borden. Eight different players drove in runs (John Grady (2), Ryan Welsey, Shocker LaPierre, Marc Milano, Dave Newman, Mike Stegmuller, Ryan Welch and Ed Enriquez). All of the eleven players in the lineup were on base. Nine of eleven players scored a run.
Jonathan Hydock tripled twice, drove in four runs and scored twice for Lattimer. Dan Messmer walked, advanced on a fielders choice, and with two outs stole third and scored on an error on the steal to tie the game in the fifth for Lattimer.
The Borden infield made a great heads up play on one of the more unusual double plays, Brock Lanoza's end of the bat looping ball to third eluded Mike Stegmuller's glove with two on and no one out which suprisingly was not considered an infield fly. The runners held their bases on the fly ball and both the runner on first and the runner on second were forced out. A series of walks and a hit batsman generated two runs in the inning and tied the game as Jeff Currie tired in his first pitching outing of the season, but Shocker LaPierre tracked down Pete Bono's bases loaded drive to left field to end the threat.
Anthony Sellitto came on to finish the game for Borden and got the win with a strong performance allowing only two hits while striking out five in two innings of work.
Our next game is Saturday against a Pemberton team at 4:30 at Bob Meyer Field.
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