Expos Win Big, then Fall Hard Versus Miners | Article Posted
June 13, 2009
Solid hitting and a fine start by
Mike Bergman ensured at
least some measure for the Expos for last season's drubbing at
the hands of the
Lyon Mountain Miners. The Miners came out swinging for
game two, however, and reasserted their place as defending
champs with a dominant 15-5 showing.
Bergman's 3-hit gem found support from his
Brighton, who notched a double in his Expos debut.
Cliff Conners turned a
masterful double play, once again underscoring the vastly
improved defense displayed by the Expos this season.
Game two found the Expos unable to stem the
late-inning tide of the Miners' bats, as both starter
Billy Davis and Bergman,
this time in relief, were hard-pressed to put an end to the
barrage of hits. Brighton continued to impress with his
second double in two games, but the Expos couldn't match Lyon
Mountain's potent attack.
With three straight splits and a 5-3 overall
record, the Expos stand alone in second on the CVBL leaderboard.
With the 6-1
Cardinals coming in for an away-at-home doubleheader Sunday,
a sweep would send M/R to the top of the standings, while two
losses would drop them to .500. It's a pivotal twinbill,
and given the teams' clash earlier this season, it stands to be
an entertaining one as well.