Saturday, July 13, 2013

Windham takes two from Brunswick by David Field

BRUNSWICK-On July 3, a hot and steamy afternoon didn’t stop the Windham squad at all as they took game one 11-0.  Calvin Field led off with a walk and was quickly driven in by Tanner Laberge’s double to score the winning run.  Jack Herzig swapped places with Laberge to quickly give Windham the 2-0 lead. Jack Herzig swapped places with Laberge to put Windham up 3-0 in the first.  Herzig eventually scored on a passed ball and Spencer Hodge drew a walk.  Hodge was driven in by Shawn Francoeur to end the first inning scoring. 

Windham struck again in the third and fifth innings to bring the game to a mercy end.  Shawn Francoeur threw an almost perfect game for Windham to record the victory.

Game two saw Windham get on top and not look back.  Nate Boyle led off with a single and stole second and third to set up Windham’s first run. Boyle scored on a passed ball to give Windham the early lead and the eventual winning run.  With two out, Alex Loftis drew a walk, stole second and advanced to third and home on passed balls to put another run on the board for Windham. 

In the third, the whole lineup contributed to scoring with either base hits, walks, or scoring on passed balls.  The Windham squad took advantage of every opportunity Brunswick handed them. In the fifth, Alex Loftis reached on a single.  Shawn Francoeur drove a ball deep to the outfield to drive Loftis in.  With nothing to lose, coach Brody Artes waived Francoeur around the third base in an attempt to get another run.  Francoeur was thrown out easily at the plate to end the inning.  With thunder rumbling nearby, the umpires called the game and it was a welcome relief to the humid conditions the boys were in.

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