Muno, Navigators Walk-Off in bottom of the 10th
The Northshore Navigators scored three runs in the bottom of 10th in their 3-2 victory over Martha’s Sharks at Fraser Field last night.
The early story were the starting pitchers, the Sharks Ryan Brockett (St Mary’s) and the Navigators Josh Desai (Suffolk). Brockett was excellent on the mound striking out 10 while allowing no runs and only two hits in 7 2/3 innings. Desai overcame a tough start to the game, scattering three hits over seven innings and striking out three.
There were no runs scored through the first nine innings pushing the game to extra innings, but the action picked in the 10th. To start the top of the 10th the Sharks got the leadoff batter on but Navs’ Pitcher Ryan Grant (Wheaton) was able to get the next two batters out.
Everything seemed to be in hand, that is until Eric Jensen (Wheaton) was able to get a two out single putting runners on first and third. Grant was then replaced when Nick Sanford (UMass) drew a walk to load the bases. Tad Gold (Endicott) then stepped up and ripped a two RBI single giving the Sharks the 2-0 lead.
The Navs bats woke up in the bottom of the 10th. After an Aaron Silbar (Columbia) walk, Brett Cahill (Salem State) hit a double putting runners on second and third one out. Cahill was then pinch run for by the speedy Sam August (Penn State). Brad Elwood (UNC Charlotte) came up with one out but struck out swinging putting the Navs down to their last out.
With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Tim Hendricks (Benedictine) stepped up to the plate. With a 2-2 count Hendricks ripped a triple to right center scoring Silbar and August to tie the game. Ryan Muno (San Diego State) was next up and did not disappoint. Muno was able to deliver the game-winning run when he ripped a walk-off single down the left field line giving the Navs the one run victory 3-2.
The Navs next game is today in Martha’s Vineyard against the Sharks at 11 a.m. The Navs return to action at Fraser Field on Thursday night when they take on the Pittsfield Suns (6-6) at 7 p.m.