That’s right folks, it took 7 long innings for this tilt to come to a close. Due to Amidon’s Inning count, Ellis came in for Worcester in the 6th and retired the side facing only 3 batters. It would take DeFrancesco 5 batters to finish the inning but after allowing no runs the game continues. The NEAWL implemented a strict extra innings rules years ago to restrict game length and it comes into effect here. Much like the first meeting of these two teams in January of this year, this game starts its 7th inning with bases loaded for each side. In the top of the inning Ellis lets up only a single hit but two runners come home after some crafty base running. In the bottom of the inning the Weemen were feeling the pressure and their bats whould show it. Defrancesco strikes out the side as the Weemen press the action at the plate hoping for that walk off grand slam.
For the Butter Tongues this is an encouraging victory, proving they have what it takes without star Nick O’Keefe in attendance. The Weemen too should consider this a step in the right direction. This is likely the best outing ace Colin Amidon has had since late winter season. If Amidon is able to keep up with these numbers the Weemen will quickly rise from the bottom of the division.
Written by Jon Anderson, NEAWL Staff