Olisky (above) is now 5-0 after beating East Boston
East Boston, MA - Ken Olisky won his fifth game of 2010 as the Malden Bulldogs beat the East Boston Knights, 4-1 at East Boston Stadium.
Olisky allowed a first inning run on six hits while striking out six. The Fisher College graduate threw only 72 pitches over his six innings of work. He is now 5-0 with a 1.44 ERA for the Bulldogs in 2010. Submariner Jon Shepard came in a threw a scoreless seventh for this fifth save of the season.
East Boston was able to scratch out a run in the first inning on a Matt Perrin RBI single to center. He brought home teammate Ben McBride, who reached on a fielder's choice. With the bases loaded, Olisky was able to escape futher damage by striking out Steve Maycock.
Maycock was able to keep the Bulldog bats silent in the first two innings but allowed two runs in the third. With one out, Joey Eugenio reached on an error by the third baseman and came around score a couple pitches later as Mike Terrio drove a 2-0 pitch over the left-fielders head for a RBI double. After stealing third, Terrio would cross home plate for the second Malden run on a wild pitch.
Malden would plate another run in the fourth off of Maycock (L, 1-4). Evan Tardugno led off the frame with a base hit and then advanced to second on Tyler Higgins throwing error. Evan Tardugno would score the third run when Chris Deane's ground ball was thrown away by East Boston's shortstop.
The fourth run came courtesy of rookie Hunter Caron's speed. With runners on at first and third, Caron was able to beat out a potential double play ball. That allowed Rob Mondello, who was pinch running for Deane, to score.
Malden raises their league best record to 18-3 while East Boston drops to 3-15-1. Malden will take on Ted Williams Division foe, the Medford Maddogs on Tuesday night (7/13). Game time is set for 8pm at Maplewood Field in Malden, MA.
President's Award Winner
It was annouced yesterday by the Yawkey Baseball League that Patrick Shanahan was awarded the President's Award (YBL Player of the Week) for the week of July 5th - July 11th.
Patrick Shanahan (above) received the YBL President's Award
The following is directly from the YBL web site:
"Patrick Shanahan, started the season as one of Malden's co-closer's to replace Jay Wisner and actually started out well, converting his two save opportunities. But, it was in the starting role, that this fiery, tall, right-hander would prove to be an elation. A 2010 member of the Yawkey All Star team, Shanahan, pitched 6 scoreless innings against Winter Hill on July 7th, striking out 12 and allowing only 1 hit. He ran his record to 5-0 with the victory. But more importantly, he leads the entire league with 55 strikeouts. In 33 1/3 innings, he's allowed only 18 hits and a measly 8 earned runs. Good for a 1.77 ERA."