In a game with few errors and a lot of good pitching, the Sox were able to collect a win in 10 innings. In his 100th game in a Gold Sox uniform, Michael Frantz came up in the 10th after the bases were loaded. As the other man who played his 100th game this year had good luck, so did Frantz. He hit a high chopper over the third baseman's head and the Gold Sox came up with another walk off win.
Chad Perry started on the bump for the Sox. He threw 5 good innings, allowing only 2 hits and 2 runs. He struck out 6 and walked 4. After Perry exited in the 6th, Kea Vierra came in for 2 shutdown innings. He allowed only 1 hit. Aaron Herr came in and would pitch the 8th and the 9th. He allowed 1 run an 0 hits. In the 10th, Branden Nunn came in to throw yet another shutdown inning. He allowed 2 hits and 0 runs.
The Auburn Wildcats collected just 5 hits in the 10 innings. Thomas McMaken doubled and later scored along with Bryce Gieseke. Mason Mamerella, Eduardo Sanchez, Jordan Weber and Billy Salem each singled. In the 8th, Jake Greco reached on an error and scored on a ball hit to the wall after center fielder Ryan Glazner slid for a ball and missed. Although Greco scored, Anthony Bova, who hit the ball, was thrown out at home.
Auburn starter, Garrett Pearson, threw 4 innings, allowed 2 runs and 5 hits. He struck out 5, walked 3 and hits Brandon Tripp-Cody twice. After Pearson, Jacob Call came on for another 4 innings of work, allowing just 2 hits and 1 run. Once Call left, Kevin Belivaqua came on to close. In his first inning, he shut it down, allowing a walk. In his second, he walked Spencer Lininger, Drew LaComb reached on an error and Cooper Goldby walked. Then, Michael Frantz came in and sent everyone home.
Louis Mejia had a big day for the Sox. He went 3 for 5, 2 doubles, a homerun and 3 RBI. He and Michael Frantz, who only had the 1 hit, were the only ones to drive in runs. Despite that, the Sox collected 9 hits. Michael Gahan had a nice day, singling 2 times. Alex Larivee, Drew LaComb and Cooper Goldby each singled.
Branden Nunn was credited with the win and Kevin Belivaqua the loss.
The Gold Sox with face off against the Wildcats again on Friday. They hope to keep the winning up, and we hope to see you out at the field on Friday.