Silver Bay finishes baseball season 5-11McGregor executed a suicide squeeze play to perfection in the top of the seventh inning to score what proved to be the winning run in a section 7A play-in game at Lynch Field in Silver Bay.
By: Steve Gow, for the News-Chronicle
McGregor executed a suicide squeeze play to perfection in the top of the seventh inning to score what proved to be the winning run in a section 7A play-in game at Lynch Field in Silver Bay. The run gave the Mercuries a 3-2 victory.
The Mariners finished the season with a record of 5-11.
Zach Duresky was the hard luck losing pitcher for the Mariners as he and winning pitcher Tim Tierney each gave up two earned runs on five hits.
The first two Mercury batters of the game reached base via a hit batsman and a walk. Tierney,who scored all three McGregor runs, then scored on an Alex Carlstrom single.
The Mariners tied it up in their half of the first when Luke Small deposited the ball past the right field fence for a Mariner home run. Tierney singled to lead off the third, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt, third on an infield single and scored on a sacrifice fly from Chase Hoover.
The Mariners tied it at two with two outs in the fifth on back to back to back singles from Marcus Small, Spencer Tiboni and Jordan Fralich. In the top of the seventh Tierney reached second on a double error , went to third on a bunt and scored on another bunt as he got a big jump on the play and forced the throw to first.
The Mariners put runners at first and second with two outs in their half of the seventh but couldn’t get the equalizer and saw their season come to an end.
Nathan Bauck had the other Mariner hit with Carlstrom and Ben Belz each getting two hits for the Mercuries.