Mayo leads Messalonskee past Milford, 8-6!

Posted by Richard Grenier on Jul 21 2008 at 05:00PM PDT

Messalonskee, Maine 8 Milford, Mass. 6

     Led by the relief pitching and clutch hitting of Nick Mayo, Messalonskee (Maine) defeated Milford (Western Massachusetts), 8-6.

     Mayo (4for 4, 5 r.b.i.'s), who struck out five batters in two innings of relief to pick up the victory, had a walk-off triple in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game.

     Trailing 1-0, the Western Massachusetts Champions had their bats come alive in the top of the second inning by scoring five runs by Eric Lucier (single), Dan Cossette (single), Zach Lanzette (reached on an error), Jordan Papula (fielder's choice), and Eric Abruzzi.

     In the bottom of the third inning, Messalonskee cut the lead to 5-4 on hits by Trevor Gettig, Nick Mayo, Dylan Burton, and Noah Caret (two run double).

     In the bottom of the fourth inning, Messalonskee took the lead 6-5 on runs by Jared Cunningham (single), Jon Wilkie (single), and Nick Mayo (r.b.i. single). 

     In the top of the sixth inning, Milford's Eric Abruzzi (walk) tied the game at 6-6 when he scored on an error and fielder's choice (Tim Cassidy).

     Offensively, Milford received contributions from Abruzzi (two runs scored), Kevin Valentine (triple), Eric Lucier (single), Dan Cossette (single), Zach Lanzette (run scored), and Jordan Papula (run scored).

     Besides Mayo's 4 for 4 performance, Messalonskee received hits from Jared Cunningham (1 for 3), Jon Wilkie (1 for 4), Trevor Gettig (2 for 4), Dylan Burton (1 for 3), and Noah Caret (2 for 3, one double).



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