Anglers Walkoff With a Win to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
by Anglers Media Team Monday, August 02, 2010
For the second consecutive home game, the Anglers walked off with a win, this time defeating the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox 3-2 at Veterans Field. The win keeps the Anglers' playoff hopes alive as they are two games out of the final playoff spot in the East with three games to play.
Joe DePinto (USC) was the hero this time as he singled home Brian Humphries (Pepperdine) from second with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Humphries led off the inning with a single up the middle off of Red Sox reliever Scott Snodgress (Stanford). Jacob Stallings (UNC) moved Humphries over to second with a sacrifice bunt to set the table for DePinto's heroics.
The Anglers scored the game's first run in the bottom of the second against Red Sox starter Matt Iannazzo (Pittsburgh) as Jacob Stallings (UNC) was able to score from third base as Red Sox third baseman Tyler Hanover (LSU) couldn't handle a hot shot off the bat of DePinto. The lead was short-lived as the Red Sox answered with two runs in the top of the third off of Chatham starter Mike Dennhardt (Boston College). With the bases loaded and two outs, Jordan Ribera (Fresno State) singled up the middle to score two runs, putting Yarmouth-Dennis ahead 2-1.
The Anglers tied the game in the bottom of the seventh off of Red Sox reliever Anthony Desclafani (Florida). Stallings walked to lead off the inning and moved to second on a sacrifice by DePinto. After a ground out, Beau Amaral (UCLA) singled to center field, scoring Stallings.