Malden Bulldogs - A Yawkey Baseball League Franchise2008

Three Time (2008-2010) Yawkey Baseball League Division Champions and 2009 YBL Championship Series Finalist

Friday, August 13, 2010

Malden takes a 2-0 series lead!

Malden, MA - The top seeded Malden Bulldogs took a 2 games to none series lead over the eighth seeded Brighton Black Sox tonight behind a dominant pitching performance from Brian Duplissie.

In just his second start of the 2010 season, Duplissie held the Black Sox to just one hit in his six innings of work. Duplissie struck out seven and walked six as he earned the win. Jon Shepard tossed a perfect seventh to finish the game.

The Bulldogs got on the board right away as MVP candidate, Brad Tardugno, singled home his little brother Evan to make it 1-0 in the first.

Malden extended thier lead to 4-0 in the third. Anthony Perry began the frame reaching base on a hit by pitch. After Jonathan Pollard flew out to left, Perry stole second and then scored on Brad Tardugno's RBI double to right center. Tom Englehardt then singled to center before Duplissie singled home Brad Tardugno. Chris Deane added an RBI base hit, which plated Englehardt, to account for the scoring in the third.

Duplissie's no hit bid ended in the fifth. With two outs, Bill Reichmann walked which allowed Andrew Dewing to bat. Dewing laced a single that fell in front of the left fielder. Duplissie then got Steve Tramantozzi to ground into a fielder's choice to end the frame.

The Bulldogs added three more runs in the sixth, this time off of reliever Jared Rooney. With the bases loaded, Perry hit a ground ball to the left side. The third baseman, Andy Kurzon made a diving stop and threw Perry out at first. That allowed Joey Eugenio, who reached on an error, to score. Pollard would double home Mike Terrio and Evan Tardugno to make it a 7-0 Bulldog lead, which was the final score.

Englehardt finished the night going 3-for-4 while both Brad Tardugno and Brian Duplissie had 2-for-4 nights. Brad Tardugno and Pollard each collected two RBIs while Perry, Duplissie and Deane each had one. Evan Tardugno was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three stolen bases from the leadoff spot in the order.

With a 2-0 series lead, Malden will send Jason Paul (2010 Regualr Season: 6-0, 0.70 ERA) to the hill on Sunday afternoon for the sweep. The Black Sox are expected to throw Matt Nicholson (2010 Regular Season: 6-4, 1.83 ERA). Game time is set for 1 pm at Rogers Park in Brighton, MA.

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