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Six-Run Inning Helps Joes Complete Sweep of Dirty Dozen
MINEOLA--A two-run home run by Nick Fraine and a bases-clearing single by Mike Greenlick spurred the Average Joes to six runs in the fifth inning en route to a 12-8 win over the Dirty Dozen in Game 2 of a doubleheader at Cunningham 8 Field on Sunday.
The Joes erased a four-run deficit with two runs in the fourth inning and six in the fifth to take a 10-6 lead over the Dirty Dozen in the top of the fifth inning. Nick hit a home run to left field to drive home Ty Horner and tie the game at six runs apiece. Consecutive singles by Deep Ghosh, Greg Arnold and Chris "Superstar" Androu loaded the bases with no outs for Mike. Mike roped a single to left field that got past the left fielder and resulted in all three runners crossing the plate to give the Joes a 9-6 lead.
It was one of just three errors for the Dirty Dozen, who committed nine errors in a 12-8 loss to the Joes in Game 1.
The Dirty Dozen scored runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings to pull within 10-8, but the Joes scored two runs in the top of the seventh to salt the game away.
Greg scored three runs and added two hits to up his batting average to .667 (4-for-6) after two games. Superstar had three hits, scored three runs and drove in two more.
GAME NOTES: The announced attendance at the game was three fans and two small dogs. ... OF/2B Mike's RBI single ended an 0-for-11 slump at the plate. He's tied for the team lead with five RBIs. ... OF/3B Ty went 2-for-4 and scored two runs. He ranks second on the team with eight hits in four games. ... P Jim Scott was hit in the back of the head with a throw from catcher Greg Arnold in the third inning. He stayed in the game and picked up his second win of the season. ... SS Hal Oral scored a run in the first inning to give him a team leading six runs scored. ... OT sat out the game with an injured hamstring, forcing the Joes to play with nine players. His status for Week 3 is questionable. ... LF Nick's home run was the first of the season for the Joes.
Hammerin' Hal Powers Joes to 12-8 Win Against Dirty Dozen in Game 1
MINEOLA--Shortstop Hal Oral clubbed two doubles and scored three runs as the Average Joes beat the Dirty Dozen, 12-8, in the first game of a double header at Cunningham 8 Field on Sunday.
Hal hit a lead off double to left center and later scored as the Joes tallied five runs in the bottom of the second inning to go up 5-3 on the Dirty Dozen.
The Dirty Dozen would answer with two runs in the third inning and one in the fourth to take a fleeting 6-5 lead.
The Joes put the game away with a five-run offensive explosion in the fifth inning which began with consecutive singles by Chris "Superstar" Androu, Hal and Greg Arnold and was punctuated by Ty Horner's two-run double with two outs. The Dirty Dozen didn't help their cause as they committed three errors in the field to help the Joes bat around in the inning.
OT had three RBIs to pace a balanced Joes attack that saw six players with at least two hits led by Hal's three hits.
Pitcher Jim Scott walked one and gave up just two runs in the final three innings to pick up his first win of the season.
GAME NOTES: OT left the game after injuring his hamstring running out a ground ball in the bottom of the fifth. His status for next week is questionable. ... The Joes played without C Joe Daxbock, C Mel Jorge, 2B Casey Laffey and 1B Bob Unterstein. ... When he's not playing with the Joes, SS Hal spends his time performing comedy in bar room bathroom stalls. ... 1B/P Deep Ghosh went 1-for-3 with a walk. Deep reached base via a walk or a hit in 7-of-10 plate appearances to start the season. ... 3B Superstar recorded his first bellyflop of the season when he scored on Greg's single in the fifth inning.