Game Summary

Knights Hold off a Fully Staffed Cardinals Team

Once the field was watered and the lights decided to cooperate, the Knights and the Cardinals took the field at Birchwood Park on a beautiful Friday night. In the third meeting of the season between these teams, the Cardinals' lineup was, for the first time, their everyday lineup and it showed.

After the Knights took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a homerun by Frank Giglio, the Cardinals tied the game in the bottom of the inning then took the lead (2-1) in the third. John Bosch led off the fourth with a double and scored the tying run when Dan O'Shea singled him in. The fifth inning saw the Knights score 3 runs off a lead off double from Matt Eggert, an RBI single by Bobby Molinaro, a single and stolen base by Sean McGuire and a 2 RBI single from Tommy Reilly.

The 5-2 lead was enough for Knights pitcher Joe Lankford (6 innings pitched 3 earned runs), who allowed only 1 more run, then handed the game over to "acting closer" Matt Eggert (1 inning pitched 3 strike outs).

The next game for the Knights is on Wednesday May 15 against Division 1 rival the LI Blacksox (0-2-2 playing all their games so far against the LI Storm). Right now the Knights are in second palce in Division 1, but with only 3 Division 1 teams having played any games so far, every game is important.

Knights Knotes:
* Jeff Gorsky returned after getting married and enjoying what seemed like a 2 month honeymoon in Disney. Congratulations!

* Anthony Chairamonte injured his knee playing basketball. Knights management is eagerly awaiting the doctor's report, but is optimistic about the results.

* Matt Eggert has played his last game as a Knight for the season. Matt leaves for Illinois to play independent ball in the Frontier League. Good Luck!

Linescore:
1234567RHE
NY Knights 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 6 12 2
LI Cardinals 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 7 2
WP - Joe Lankford (2-0)
LP - Don Nogiewich
S - Matt Eggert

Knights Boxscore:
SB: McGuire, Sean (2); Reilly, Tommy (2);
2B: Bosch, John (4); Giglio, Frank (3); Eggert, Matt 2 (2);
HR: Giglio, Frank (1);
RBI: Reilly, Tommy 2 (7); Giglio, Frank 2 (3); O'Shea, Dan (5); Molinaro, Bobby (3);
Batter AB R H RBI BB K AVG
McGuire, Sean 3 1 2 0 0 1 .500
Reilly, Tommy 3 0 1 2 1 0 .438
Conway, Pat 3 0 0 0 0 0 .450
Bosch, John 3 1 1 0 0 1 .263
Gruttadauria, Bobby 3 1 0 0 0 0 .188
Giglio, Frank 3 1 2 2 0 0 .556
O'Shea, Dan 3 0 1 1 0 0 .500
Eggert, Matt 3 1 3 0 0 0 .438
Cave, Richie 3 0 0 0 0 1 .150
Rolan, Hector 3 0 1 0 0 0 .167
Molinaro, Bobby 3 1 1 1 0 0 .250
Gorsky, Jeff 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000
Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
Lankford, Joe 6 7 3 3 3 9 1.62
Eggert, Matt 1 0 0 0 2 3 0.00