HAMPDEN — Cody Collins drove home two runners in the top of the fifth inning with two outs to put Motor City up by two runs and then worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the home half of the fifth to lead Motor City by Hampden 4-2 in American Legion baseball action Monday night.
The game was called after the fifth due to deteriorating field conditions in the rain.
Motor City (7-4) struck first with two runs in the top of the first on Evan Pelkey’s two-run home run. Hampden tied the game in the bottom of the fourth after an RBI fielder’s choice off the bat of Connor Farmer followed by a Matt Martin RBI single. Matt Palmer and Andrew Giosia scored for the Riverdogs (9-2).
In the top of the fifth, Motor City’s Gabe Melmed singled with two outs, stole second then reached third on a wild pitch. Cameron Archer was walked then took second base on a defensive indifference. Collins slapped a two-strike pitch to right to score both runners. After retiring the first two batters, Collins had to work out of a two-out bases loaded jam in the fifth to seal the victory.
Shawn Smith paced the Riverdogs with two doubles. Dillon Corliss pitched well in a tough-luck defeat going five innings, scattering four hits, striking out six while walking two.
Collins struck out seven in his five innings of work, with four walks and a hit batter. Archer scored two runs and stole two bases for Motor City.
Motor City 200-02 — 4-4-0
Hampden 000-20 — 2-5-0
Collins and Burns; Corliss and Farmer
Bangor 4, Trenton 1
At Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, Justin Courtney cranked a two-run triple to help Bangor edge the Acadians.
Carl Farnham and Trevor DeLaite each chipped in with two singles for the winners to back Curtis Worcester, who struck out 13 and didn’t walk a batter.
Hank Vinall singled twice for Trenton and Joe Phelps added an RBI single.
Trenton 000 001 — 1 4 1
Bangor 003 100 — 4 7 0
Hanscom, McGuire (6) and Archambault; Worcester and Boyce
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