Six hours later the Knights met again to play some baseball, this time against the Bayshore Diamondbacks at Suffolk Selden. Making a return appearance was second baseman and co-founder Bobby Molinaro, who finally got to see his recruit, Joe Lankford, pitch. Joe didn't disappoint. Lankford got his sixth win of the season by going 8 innings allowing only 3 earned runs on 6 hits. After falling behind 3-0 on 3 unearned runs the Knights woke up in the fourth inning when Tommy Reilly led off the inning with a home run. In the fifth, with the score 3-1, Hector Rolon led off with a "slowly jogged" home run. The bottom of the order proceeded to set the stage with 2 consecutive singles from Rich Cave and Dan O'Shea. With a possible big inning looking to go by the wayside due to 2 strikeouts, the Knights looked to Pat Conway with men at first and second. Pat drove in both runs with a double in the gap giving the Knights the 4-3 lead. A Tommy Reilly intentional walk later, John Bosch stepped up to the plate doubling in another 2 runs. However the Diamondbacks were not done yet either, scoring a run in the sixth and 2 in the seventh to tie the game at 6. Pat Conway led off the top of the eighth with a single and was moved around the bases with a single from Tommy Reilly and an RBI single from John Bosch. This exciting game ended with Joe Lankford still on the mound with the Knights defense giving him some help, and some hurt with an error, luckily the 2 Diamondbacks that reached base in the eighth stayed there.
Game 2 of the doubleheader was a different game altogether. By the end of the second inning the Knights were looking up from the bottom of an 11-0 score with very little will to play any more baseball, but play they would cause they like to score!! With a mercy loss looming the Knights scored 2 runs in the fourth off a John Bosch triple and Bobby Gruttadauria single, 2 more runs in the fifth off Richie Cave's second triple of the season and a sac fly from Dan O'Shea. This brought the score to 12-4 and ended all hopes for a shortened game. In the sixth the offense heated up again when Pat Conway forfeited his at bat by being hit then Tommy Reilly hit his eighth homerun of the season. The final frame of the game had a different feel from the rest of the game and the Knights came out swinging. With two outs, Rich cave singled then scored on a Dan O'Shea (bad bat) double, then Bobby Molinaro singled, but the 2 outs and 5 run deficit were too much to overcome.
Offensive highlights from the weekend include Richie Cave who went 2 for 3 in all 3 games scoring 3 runs with a triple and an RBI; John Bosch going 5 for 11 with a double a triple and a homerun with 5 RBIs; and Tommy Reilly going 4 for 9 with 2 homeruns and 3 RBIs.
* Anyone going to Cooperstown needs to bring $50 to next game...also all OTHER MONEY IS DUE IMMEDIATELY!!
Linescore: (Game 41)
WP - |
SB: Cox, Eric (11); Bosch, John (8); Gruttadauria, Bobby (8); O'Shea, Dan 2 (10);
HR: Bosch, John (9);
RBI: Bosch, John (31); O'Shea, Dan (14);
WP - Joe Lankford (6-2)|
LP - Heath Terry
2B: Conway, Pat (6); Bosch, John (13);
HR: Reilly, Tommy (7); Rolon, Hector (4);
RBI: Conway, Pat 2 (27); Reilly, Tommy (42); Bosch, John 3 (34); Rolon, Hector (22);
WP - Kinsella|
LP - Rob maier (6-3)
2B: O'Shea, Dan (5);
3B: Bosch, John (1); Cave, Richie (2);
HR: Reilly, Tommy (8);
RBI: Reilly, Tommy 2 (44); Bosch, John (35); Gruttadauria, Bobby (31); Cave, Richie (9); O'Shea, Dan 2 (16);