THE ARTFUL DODGERS SCORE THREE RUNS IN THE FOURTH INNING TO SNAP A 10-10 DEADLOCK AND EARN THE SEMI-FINAL VICTORY OVER THE GO GO LIZZIES TO ADVANCE TO THE MOSQUITO DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP SHOWDOWN AGAINST THE GIANTSBeneath warm evening skies, the Dodgers defeated the Lizzies 13-10 in a five inning Mosquito Division Semi-Final Game this evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2.
With the game knotted 10-10, the Dodgers took advantage of four walks and scored three in the top of the fourth to pull ahead 13-10. Avi (8), Harris (12) and Matteo (10) came home to roost.
The Artful Dodgers bullpen struck out five in the final two innings to keep the Go Go Lizzies off the scoreboard and seal the deal on a hard fought victory.
With the victory, the Dodgers (4-0-2) have advanced to a 2014 TP Baseball Mosquito Division Championship Game showdown against the Giants (4-0-2) tomorrow (Monday, September 8) evening at Christie Pits Diamond 2 [Game Time is 6:00 p.m.]
Here is a Lizzies game summary courtesy of Ted Sharp:
- The Dodgers-Lizzies semi-final game saw more scoring than earlier in the tournament as pitching arms grew tired.
- Quinn (14) continued his torrid hitting by going two for two with a double and a single. The single by the “Mighty Quinn”completed his tournament cycle: one single, three doubles, two triples and an over the fence home run.
- Liam (15) also came up big at the end when he smashed a ball down the left field line that scorched the poor Dodgers outfielder and led to his second double in as many at bats. Liam followed it up with a single later in the game.
Lewis (10) came out to play and continued his solid contribution by pitching two innings and anchoring the Lizzies staff.
Coleman (2) had a tremendous inning at third base tagging three runners on pick-off attempts, retiring two of them.