The Old Orchard Beach Surge (2-2) were defeated by the Sullivan Explorers (2-2) in extra innings on Monday night at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach with a final score of 12-10.
The Explorers took a 2-0 lead in the 1st off a 2-run shot from shortstop Nate Coronado. Surge outfielder Sean Washington would cut that lead in half with a solo shot, his first of the season.
The Explorers took a 5-1 lead in the 2nd, with left fielder Bryan Hoover knocking in a 2-RBI single. The Surge would pick away at the lead, with shortstop Dan Gagnon knocking an RBI single. The Explorers collected 2 more runs in the 3rd, with a walk and a wild pitch allowing runners to score, making it 7-2.
Right handed pitcher Christian Telemaco would take over for the Surge in the 4th, ending the night for starter Benny Collesano. Collesano ended his debut with 3 walks, 3 Ks, and 4 hits.
Sullivan took an 8-2 lead in the 4th inning, with first baseman Brian Fay picking up an RBI on a walk. The Surge began to rally back, cutting the lead in half off a 2-run single from Washington. Fay would add an RBI single in the 6th to make it 9-4.
The Surge offense came alive in the 6th, coming within 1-run of the Explorers. Van Atta picked up an RBI and third baseman Luc Pomales knocked in a run on a sac fly.
Explorers outfielder Gevon Jackson made it 10-8 with an RBI single in the 7th. Relief pitcher Rich Baerga would take over the mound for the Surge.
The Surge would rally back to tie the game 10-10 in the 8th inning. Outfielder Brandon Cooksey and Gagnon each knocked RBI singles.
The game remained tied until the 10th inning when Explorers second baseman Hayoto Shigeta knocked an RBI double. Jackson would add an RBI single to make it 12-10 in favour of the Explorers.
The Surge outhit the Explorers 13-12 with Dan Gagnon and Sean Washington leading the team with 3 hits each.
The Surge take on the Sullivan Explorers for their 5-game series finale tomorrow night at 6:30pm at The Ballpark in Old Orchard Beach. It is chamber and community night at The Ballpark, with lots of opportunity for networking. We hope to see you there.
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