Hard-Fought Split Leaves Expos in Second | Article Posted
June 4, 2009
M/R rebounded from a tough game one loss and
a late game two deficit to salvage a split versus the
Hockey Plus/Loreman's Padres. Wind proved to be a
major factor throughout the day, as well-hit balls were turned
into easy outs by the constant gale.
The first game nonetheless saw plenty of
offense by both teams: a decisive two-run 7th provided the
margin of victory for the Padres.
Billy Davis took the loss
in relief of Mike Bergman,
as neither was able to successfully combat the Padres bats and
windy conditions. Steve
Criss and Pat
Shaughnessy provided bright spots for the Spos', as the
former smashed an opposite-field double off of the wall in
right, and the latter legged out a triple.
It was Shaughnessy's triple in game two,
however, that proved the most important by an Expo on the day.
His blast gave the Expos a lead in the sixth that they would not
surrender, as Nick Lamica
came on in support of Davis and shut down the Padres in the
Justin Mahan racked up a double to complete another strong
day at the plate, collecting three hits over the twinbill.
Next weekend sees the Expos playing a
Lyon Mountain Miners team looking to bounce back from a
one-sided loss to the
Plattsburgh Cardinals. With the Expos having lost
handily to the Miners in their only previous meeting, both teams
will come to the park with something to prove.