Game Summary

Knights Possibly Split 3 Games With Cardinals!!

This 3 game series began on Friday Night at 6pm at Tanner Park. Once both team had 9 players, at approximately 6:30pm, the game was on. Knights’ newcomer and Sean McGuire's younger brother, Tommy, got the ball going an impressive 4 innings allowing 2 earned runs in his debut inning while striking out 5. The game ended suddenly with 1 out in the top of the fifth after the Knights extended their 5-4 lead to 7-4 on a Hector Rolon 2 RBI single, due to a deflected ball that made a bloody mess of the Cardinal's catcher. The teams agreed to finish the game on Sunday at LaSalle where they were scheduled for a double header.

Sunday at LaSalle the Cardinals upgraded their lineup to a more recognizable one, whereas the Knights added a few new faces and some very hung over ones to make up a 9 man team. Rob Maier took the mound to close out the game as the teams and umpires agreed to finish the fifth inning to make the game official. After the Knights went down without scoring, the Cardinals, with 2 outs, scored 3 runs. Now if you're counting right that's 7-7, well Paxton didn't count right so the game was declared over as a Cardinals victory 7-6...more to come???

At the conclusion of that game the Knights remained on the field to become the home team of the next and what was decided to be the only game. This game would also be one of 9 innings (more time for the hung over and tired to rest and watch football as well as the umpires not really doing extra work). Rob Maier stayed on the mound pitching the first Knights win of the fall (other than forfeits). Rob went 8 innings allowing 5 runs on 7 hits while striking out 13. The Knights had some fun, even though everyone tried to avoid being directly in front of Richie due to the possibility of projectile vomit erupting at any moment. By the third inning the Knights had awakened scoring 4 runs on 3 singles from Pete Alfano, Hector Rolon and Kenny McFadden. The scoring continued with 1 run in each of the next 2 innings off a Rob Maier double/John Bosch single and a Kenny McFadden homerun. Tommy Reilly closed the door in the ninth with a 1-2-3 inning with 1 strikeout and plenty of knuckle balls...thank g-d he didn't have to pitch 7 innings of a second game!!

Knights Knotes:
* Bosch, Tommy and especially Richie made it through the game!!!

* Bobby Gruttadauria came by after the game had ended. He's in a cast until mid October, but he wants the knights to test out his new TPX...we'll do what we can!!!

Linescore: (Game 6)
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NY Knights 3 0 2 0 2 7 7 3
LI Cardinals 4 0 0 0 3 7 8 0
WP - Mike McLaughlin
LP - Rob Maier (0-1)
S -

Knights Boxscore:
SB: McGuire, Sean (1); Alfano, Pete (1); Reilly, Tommy (2); Bosch, John 2 (4); Nester, Billy (1); Provitera, Paxton (1);
RBI: Reilly, Tommy (4); Rolon, Hector 2 (2); Nester, Billy 3 (3);
Batter AB R H RBI BB K AVG
McGuire, Sean 2 1 0 0 1 0 .200
Alfano, Pete 2 1 0 0 1 0 .000
Reilly, Tommy 3 2 2 1 0 0 .364
Bosch, John 2 3 2 0 1 0 .455
Rolon, Hector 2 0 1 2 1 1 .250
Nester, Billy 3 0 1 3 0 0 .111
Provitera, Paxton 1 0 1 0 2 0 .429
McCaffrey, Jimmy 2 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Maier, Rob 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Cave, Richie 2 0 0 0 0 1 .111
McFadden, Kenny 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
McGuire, Tommy 4 5 4 2 4 5 3.50
Maier, Rob 2/3 3 3 3 1 2 13.13


Linescore: (Game 7)
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LI Cardinals 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 5 7 1
NY Knights 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 x 6 7 3
WP - Rob Maier (1-1)
LP - Mike McLaughlin
S - Tommy Reilly (1)

Knights Boxscore:
2B: Maier, Rob (1);
HR: McFadden, Kenny (1);
RBI: Bosch, John (1); Rolon, Hector (3); McFadden, Kenny 3 (3);
Batter AB R H RBI BB K AVG
Alfano, Pete 4 1 1 0 0 0 .125
Nester, Billy 3 1 1 0 1 0 .167
Reilly, Tommy 2 1 0 0 2 0 .308
Bosch, John 3 1 1 1 1 0 .429
Rolon, Hector 4 0 1 1 0 1 .250
McFadden, Kenny 4 1 2 3 0 0 .400
Cave, Richie 4 0 0 0 0 2 .077
Provitera, Paxton 4 0 0 0 0 1 .273
Maier, Rob 4 1 1 0 0 3 .143
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Maier, Rob 8 7 5 5 2 13 6.56
Reilly, Tommy 1 0 0 0 0 1 2.80