Late Scoring Seals Expo Sweep | Article Posted
May 25, 2009
The Expos used strong pitching to ride out
some early offensive miscues, and found their bats in the late
innings of each game versus the
Fourth Ward Athletics to cement a doubleheader sweep and a
3-1 CVBL record. A 5-run 6th provided the cushion in an
11-2 game one win, while 7 runs in the final frame cemented an
11-2 victory in the afternoon tilt.
The 'Spos remained rock-solid from the mound:
Billy Davis struck out 9
and allowed four hits over a complete first game, and
Nick Lamica equalled his
K count over 5 innings in game two. Particularly
encouraging was the return of
Mike Bergman in
relief of Lamica: unable to pitch last week due to a nerve
injury, he fanned four over the final two innings of the day to
earn the save.
Shaughnessy led the charge offensively, peppering the A's
pitching to the tune of 4-6 with a double and a homerun over the
course of the doubleheader. Lamica and
Justin Mahan also had
solid days at the plate, each picking up three hits, including a
double by Mahan.
While the Expos didn't fire on all cylinders
from a batting standpoint, they confirmed the potency of their
pitching and came through with their bats when they needed them.
Next weekend brings a
Padres team to Chip Cummings Field that matched evenly with
M/R for most of the '08 season, and improved their roster in the
offseason through the addition of several former CR Tunes
Mudhens. If their previous meetings are any indication, it
should be a stiff test of the Expos' mettle.