Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WEEK SIX: Goldy's Granny gives Comets series split with Royals

GAME ONE:  The Comets wasted little time against the Kensington Royals. They showed their Franklin Division competitors they were an offense to not be taken lightly. The fifth year man Adam Goldstein gave up baby duties for another Sunday and put the good guys out in from with his first inning Grand Slam. It was his third career home run, all leading to a 10-7 win.
Brian Chernuta drove in his first run as a Comet and the Andrews - Dean, Napoli, and Marcus - combined for five of the team's 10 hits. The run support was all in favor of ace Phil Motley, who went the distance for the third straight start, and improved his record to 3-1 on the season.

GAME TWO: The Royals pitched their ace in lefty Russel Kessinger, but the Comets battled him. He walked seven and threw well over 100 pitches. The Comets approach at the plate forced them to go to the bullpen in the seventh inning.
There the Comets crawled within one run, but the 5-4 loss made it 5 one-run losses this season. Gavin White had two hits and two RBIs in the loss. Clancy Philbrick was the hard-luck loser as the defense behind him made two untimely errors to allow the Royals a decisive four run inning.

The Comets are off for Week Seven and Memorial Day and then back in action against the Colts on May 31st at Villanova Ballpark in Plymouth.

Gavin White is four hits away from 150 career hits, which would put him 5th on the GPMABL All-Time hit list.

Monday, May 4, 2015

WEEK FOUR: Comets cannot fight off the Irish

GAME ONE: Make it four losses now for the Comets this season. Besides the game when they lost their starting pitcher to an injury in the first inning they have held a lead in the late innings of every game and could make a strong case for being 5-1 this season.
But instead the new-look Comets stand at 3-5 after a 6-5 loss to the Irish as they scored two in the seventh inning to rally past Phil Motley. Motley once again was strong the mound, limiting the big inning and giving his offense every chance to capitalize.
Matt Gionta and Andrew Marcus scored on a Gavin White fielder choice in the inning and White and Matt Allen would come around in the sixth inning after Allen and Andrew Napoli doubles.

GAME TWO: Gavin White did his best to swing momentum in the Comets favor, but it just was not enough. His first inning home-run got things going and he pitched a solid last two innings in relief, but to no prevail.
Clancy Philbrick battled through five innings and gave the Comets every chance to earn the series split. Matt Gionta had a big RBI double in the sixth inning to square things up at six runs a piece before the Irish pushed one across in the seventh inning.