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“Spaceman” doesn’t disappoint, Rox win, 7-3

Posted by Joshua Kummins on September 6, 2010

Brockton Rox Press Release:

Buoyed by a strong start from former major-league hurler Bill Lee, the Brockton Rox defeated the Worcester Tornadoes, 7-3, in a Can-Am League contest at Campanelli Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The 63-year-old Lee (1-0) threw five and one-third innings, limiting Worcester to two runs on five hits to earn the victory. 41 of the southpaw’s 63 pitches were strikes, as he struck out one and did not walk a batter. The only Worcester runs he gave up came on a second-inning solo home run by 1B Nick Salotti and an RBI single by LF Ryan Crespi in the fifth.

“It felt good out there. Everything was where I wanted to be,” the 14-year big-leaguer said, believed to be the oldest pitcher to earn a victory in a professional game. “I got pulled before I could use all of my pitches today,” Lee added. “I was hoping to be able to break out my Juan Marichal screwball.”

The Rox scored their first run when 3B Phillip Cuadrado led off the Brockton half of the second with a solo blast. 2B Derek Kinzler’s fourth-inning double then made it a 2-1 Rox lead. Brockton put the game away in the fourth on an RBI single by 1B Keith Brachold, a bases-loaded walk to LF Mike Conroy, and a two-run single by Kinzler. The final Rox run came in the sixth on Brachold’s sacrifice fly, increasing the lead to 7-2.

Worcester’s other run came in the ninth on an RBI fielder’s choice by CF Danny Santiesteban off of Freddy Flores. Flores pitched well in his first relief appearance of the season and registered the save, limiting the Tornadoes to three hits in three and two-thirds innings. Justin Knoff took the loss for Worcester, allowing six runs on eight hits in five innings pitched.

With the victory, the Rox magic number is one for clinching home-field advantage in the Can-Am League playoffs.

The two teams meet in the season finale on Monday, with Brockton’s Wayne Lundgren (7-6) facing the Tornadoes’ Chris Farley (6-7) at 6:05 p.m.

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