Baseball: Inning-by-inning recap of Mattituck’s 9-8 loss in the Regional Finals

06/07/2011 4:02 PM |

GARRET MEADE PHOTO | Steve Ascher threw a one-hitter Sunday to send the Mattituck Tuckers to the Class B Regional Final in Pleasantdale, N.Y.

The Mattituck baseball team lost 9-8 to the Briarcliff Bears of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. in the Class B Regional Final at Pace University.

Times/Review web editor Grant Parpan live blogged all of the action from Pace University’s Westchester campus. Here is a recap, check back later for a complete story:

STARTING LINEUPS

Visitor Mattituck (20-6)

1. Marcus Perivolas SS

2. Travis Zurawski 3B

3. Tom Ascher P

4. Greg Siliris C

5. Yianni Rauseo CF

6. Steve Ascher 1B

7. Nick Bieber DH

8. George Lessard 2B

9. John Schultz RF

Ryan Finger LF

Home Briarcliff (19-6)

1. Ryan Huegel CF

2. Brendan Weinstein SS

3. John Fussel 2B

4. John Henshaw P

5. Louis Carrafiello DH

6. Zach Ship 1B

7. Colin Orr C

8. Spencer Kulman 3B

9. Steve Henberger RF

Nico Chavez LF

TOP 1

Mattituck jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on RBI hits from Tom Ascher, Rauseo and Steve Ascher. The Tuckers could have done more damage, but they made two outs on the base paths.

BOTTOM 1

Briarcliff answers with three runs on a double by Ship. Mattituck starter Tom Ascher struck out the first two batters of the inning before the Bears’ rally.

Mattituck 3, Briarcliff 3

TOP 2

Schultz, who reached on a passed ball, was stranded on first base.

BOTTOM 2

Huegel smashed a two-run home run off relief pitcher Rauseo. Tom Ascher moved over to play first base after complaining of a tired arm.

Briarcliff 5, Mattituck 3

TOP 3

Rauseo ties the game back up with a two-run home run of his own.

Mattituck 5, Briarcliff 5

BOTTOM 3

Ship leads off the inning with a home run. He now has four RBIs.

Briarcliff 6, Mattituck 5

TOP 4

Bieber singled, but was caught stealing second. Mattituck then went down 1-2-3.

BOTTOM 4

Steve Ascher, who pitched a complete game Sunday, comes in to relieve Rauseo. He gives up two hits, but an out at the plate ends the inning.

Briarcliff 6, Mattituck 5

TOP 5

Three RBI singles give Mattituck an 8-6 lead. The hits came off the bats of Tom Ascher, Siliris and Bieber.

Mattituck 8, Briarcliff 6

BOTTOM 5

Back-to-back RBI doubles by Orr and Kulman tie the game back up 8-8. Steve Ascher escapes a jam by striking out Huegel to end the inning.

Mattituck 8, Briarcliff 8

TOP 6

Mattituck goes down in order.

Mattituck 8, Briarcliff 8

BOTTOM 6

Schultz dropped a fly ball with two out allowing Weinstein to score and give Briarcliff the lead heading into the final inning.

Briarcliff 9, Mattituck 8

TOP 7

Mattituck got a leadoff hit in the top of the seventh, but came up short when the next three batters were retired in order.

FINAL SCORE

Briarcliff 9, Mattituck 8

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