The Admirals started a new win streak by narrowly holding off a late sticking Ugly Ducklings squad.
With the sign out sheet filled in black, a broken bodied Mitch being a game time decision and a gimpy BJ nursing a stab wound in his back (sounds better than a"camping injury", no?), the Admirals brass called on the services of spare Bob Peppler for the 2nd time this season to field a team of 10.
The Admirals' sticks were hot out the gates, batting through their order and plating 7 runs in the 1st inning.
In the home half, Mark, who was making his Admirals pitching debut after a 3 year hiatus off the bump, showed pitching is like riding a bike, allowing only 2 runs over the first 6 Duckling batters before getting out of the inning.
After the Admirals again batted through their order in the 2nd, scoring another 5, Mark continued his stellar pitching performance, inducing 12 outs over the following 16 Duckling batters.
A Ducks pitching change in the 3rd proved to be effective, as Righty stymied the Admirals sticks, limiting them to 3 runs the rest of the game.
Going into the bottom of 6, the Ducks were looking up at a 15-4 deficit. Undeterred, the Duckling batters seemed to have figured out the Admirals pitcher, as they sticked in another 4 runs to cut their deficit to a more manageable 7 going into the last inning.
After the Admirals were sat down in order in the top of 7, the Ducks got back to their sticking ways, and before you could say "peanut butter", they had scored 6 and had the tying run at 2nd base with two outs.
Thankfully, for the guys in black anyway, uncle Jay flew out to deep right center that allowed the Admirals to escape with the 15-14 victory.
No time to celebrate, as the Admirals had the defending champs on deck in game 2 of their doubleheader.
ATP• Bob: 3 for 3, BB
• Sean: 3 for 3, BB
• Ryan: 3 for 4, SF
HR• Duran: 1
• Ryan: 1
3B• Bob: 1
• Duran: 1
2B• Sean: 1
RBI• Duran: 3
• Ryan: 3