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Sean Whooley 2-hits Amesbury in Ipswich 4-0 shutout

Sean Whooley pitched a 2-hitter, had two hits, scored a run, and drove in a run.

Sean Whooley pitched a 2-hitter, had two hits, scored a run, and drove in a run.

Sean Whooley tracks down a bunt attempt

Sean Whooley tracks down a bunt attempt

(Amesbury) In years to come, when the talk around the water cooler turns to the Ipswich Tigers’ 2013 season, I strongly suspect that their games with Amesbury will get mentioned.

Why?  The Tigers defeated Amesbury twice and didn’t allow a run in either game.

Today, was the second win as Ipswich (4-10) put pitching, hitting, and defense together in a perfect package and shut out Amesbury, 4-0, on a cool Tuesday afternoon of Cape Ann League baseball.

Ipswich starter Sean Whooley allowed just two hits (Zack Fitzgerald and John Pesci) picking up his second victory of the season.

Mac Short - robbed by Ryan Silva

Mac Short – robbed by Ryan Silva

Sean struck out just one batter so the outs were made in other ways.  On this day, the Ipswich defense made numerous big plays highlighted by a run-saving stab by leftfielder Ryan Silva in the corner off Mac Short in the Amesbury sixth.

The Tigers collected ten hits off of Amesbury’s first-time starter Devlin Gobeil getting at least one in every inning.  Josh Guertin, Sean Whooley, and Austin Rubino each had two hits for the visitors.

Ipswich scored its first run in the second inning.  Austin Rubino doubled to left with one out and came home on Eric Gongas’ single to center.

In the fourth inning, Sean Whooley singled, stole second, and reached third on a wild pitch.  Ryan Law drove Sean home with a bullet single to center.

Shawn Bannon takes in a foul popup

Shawn Bannon takes in a foul popup

Despite all the hits, Sean Whooley’s pitching, and the tight defense, the Tigers lead was only, 2-0, through six innings.  Let’s toss a cliché’ out here: it was still anyone’s ballgame!

But in the seventh Ipswich added two more runs.  Josh Guertin was hit by a pitch with two outs.  Josh then stole second and came home on Kyle Barber’s double over John Pesci’s head in rightfield.  Sean Whooley singled to left bringing Kyle Barber in with the fourth Tiger run.

That four-run lead held up through the Amesbury seventh.

Amesbury (7-8) hit the ball hard a couple of times with nothing to show for it.  Devlin Gobeil nearly reached the fence in straightaway center in the second but Ryan Law tracked it down.  Twice the Indians lined to third baseman Josh Guertin.  One of those line drives turned into a double play.

Kyle Barber crosses home with the fourth Ipswich run

Kyle Barber crosses home with the fourth Ipswich run

The heartbreaker for Amesbury, however, was Mac Short’s rope in the sixth.  Tommy Connors was on first with two outs when the Amesbury catcher lasered a ball toward the leftfield corner.  Ryan Silva had a great jump on it and stabbed it near the 344-foot sign to end the inning.  If that ball lands, Tommy Connors would have scored and Mac Short would have been on second.  The score would have been, 2-1, instead of 2-0 with the inning over.

Sean Whooley has now allowed two earned runs in nineteen innings.  For those doing the ERA math at home: earned runs (2) divided by innings pitched (19) times nine, means that Sean’s current ERA is 0.74.  That is awfully good!

In the first Ipswich/Amesbury game, the biggest play in the Tigers win was a seventh inning, game-ending catch in leftfield by Dan D’Agostino off the bat of, you guessed it, Mac Short.

Ipswich catcher Henry Sacco had his left arm in a sling.  He injured the shoulder sliding into second in the Hamilton-Wenham game on Monday.  Eric Gongas was the catcher for Ipswich in today’s game.

Alex Amoroso was tagged out at home in the fifth inning by Mac Short on a very close play.  Here are four pictures of the play:ipam AA 1ipam AA 2ipam AA 3ipam AA 4

The Tigers have now won two straight after losing six straight and will face Rockport at Rockport on Thursday.

Amesbury will look to end a two-game losing streak at Manchester-Essex on Thursday.

Ipswich boxscore

Amesbury boxscore

(All of the pictures above and below enlarge considerably if you click on them.)

Austin Rubina and Zack Fitzgerald

Austin Rubina and Zack Fitzgerald

Eric Gongas prepares to throw out John Pesci at first

Eric Gongas prepares to throw out John Pesci at first

Shortstop Mike Savoie fires to first for the final out

Shortstop Mike Savoie fires to first for the final out

Josh Guertin

Josh Guertin

Sean Whooley handles a popup

Sean Whooley handles a popup

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Triton edges Amesbury 5-3 in Cape Ann League baseball

Triton pitcher Nick Cornoni gets congratulated after his complete-game win.

Triton pitcher Nick Cornoni gets congratulated after his complete-game win.

Nick Desrocher sends Amesbury catcher Mac Short flying

Nick Desrocher sends Amesbury catcher Mac Short flying

(Amesbury)  Triton took advantage of walks and errors defeating Amesbury, 5-3, on a cold Monday afternoon of Cape Ann League baseball.

Triton (8-6) broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth inning thanks to four straight two-out walks by Indians starter Andy Reidy.

In the seventh inning, with Nick Hawruchiew now pitching, Tommy Connors (playing second in a drawn in infield) bobbled a grounder enabling the Vikings to get an insurance run.

Nick Cornoni pitched a complete game for Triton getting his third win of the season.  Nick gave up eight hits over the first five innings but held Amesbury hitless over the final two innings.

The Indians (7-7) left the bases loaded in the first and the fifth.

Devlin Gobeil and Adam Chatterton

Devlin Gobeil and Adam Chatterton

The biggest play in the game (in my opinion) was in the Amesbury half of the fifth inning.  To set the scene: the Indians had tied the score, the bases were loaded,  and the Vikings had already committed two errors (Billy Mical & Justin Cashman) in the inning.  A grounder came Justin’s way and his throw was low to first but Adam Chatterton made the scoop ending the inning.

Triton went on from that scary inning to get the two runs that spelled the final difference.

Nick Cornoni scored the first run of the game in the top of the second inning after leading off with a walk.  A wild pitch and a fielder’s choice got the senior to third.  Adam Chatterton’s fly ball to center drove in the first Vikings run.

The Indians tied the score (1-1) in the fourth.  Ben Cullen walks, stole second, reached third on a wild pitch, and came home on John Pesci’s two-out single.

The visitors grabbed a 2-run lead in the fifth inning.  A two-out error by third baseman Zack Fitzgerald allowed pinch runner James Wood to score.  Cote Wolcik followed with an RBI single to bring Nick Desrocher home.

Amesbury would tie the score in their half of the fifth but Triton added two more runs to win in the last two innings.

Vikings catcher Cote Wolcik saved the day in the third inning by corralling a wild pitch with an Amesbury runner on third base.

Shortstop Justin Cashman leaps to end the fourth inning.

Shortstop Justin Cashman leaps to end the fourth inning.

Shortstop Justin Cashman made a leaping catch to end further Indians scoring in the fourth inning.

Close calls in the infield had both coaching staffs unhappy.

Both teams return to action tomorrow.  Triton is at Hamilton-Wenham while Amesbury hosts Ipswich.

Devlin Gobeil had two hits, an RBI, and scored a run for Amesbury.

Dmitri Hunt had two hits for Triton.  The Vikings centerfielder had five putouts including three straight in the sixth inning.

Andy Reidy

Andy Reidy

Indians starter Andy Reidy gave up only three hits in the six innings he worked to go with six strikeouts.  However, the junior lefty walked eight batters and three of them scored.

Triton is now two wins away from making the post-season tournament.  The Vikings were 9-11 last season.

Amesbury turned a 4-6-3 double play in the fourth inning.

Triton boxscore

Amesbury boxscore

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Ben Cullen in the middle of a 4-6-3 double play

Ben Cullen in the middle of a 4-6-3 double play

Nick Cornoni

Nick Cornoni

James Wood heads home in the fourth

James Wood heads home in the fourth

Justin Cashman

Justin Cashman

Ryan McCarthy and Gene Burnham

Ryan McCarthy and Gene Burnham

Jack Germinara

Jack Germinara

Nick Cornoni slides across with the first Triton run

Nick Cornoni slides across with the first Triton run

Tommy Connors races home with an unearned run

Tommy Connors races home with an unearned run

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