Pittsfield, Mass- The Pittsfield Suns came away with their best win of the season on Saturday night, taking advantage of the Brockton Rox pitching as much as possible, walking ten times in the contest, while matching that number in the hits column as the Suns defeated the league’s top team, the Brockton Rox by a final score of 9-5.
The Suns got the game started quickly in the first inning when Nick Romano brought home on runner on an RBI single, followed by another single by the Suns SS Alex Aguila to give Pittsfield the early 2-0 edge. Brockton was unable to comfortable on the night against Suns starer Jackson Atwood, who threw the first five inning for the Suns in the win. Pittsfield would capitalize in the third inning on a solo home run from Nick Romano to give the Suns a 3-0 lead.
Brockton came back with a run of their own in the top of the 4th inning when a pass ball was dished to put the Rox on the board. Pittsfield came back with two fourth run innings, thanks two wild pitches thrown by the Rox relief staff to give Pittsfield a 5-1 lead. The Suns middle inning woes were nowhere in sight on Saturday as Pittsfield continued to tack on more runs in the 5th, totaling four in the inning. A fielder’s choice started the scoring for Pittsfield in the fifth, followed by RBIs from Brendan Jones and Javier Rosales to put the Suns up big. Jackson Atwood went the first five innings for the Suns giving up four hits and one run (0 ER) while walking three and striking out four.
The Rox would make the game closer in the 6th and 7th innings by adding four runs in those innings combined. A two-run home run from Ryan McKenna put the Rox down by four with two innings to play. Zach Begin shut the door down on the Rox, as he went two innings for the Suns giving up three hits and no runs while striking out two batters, preserving the win for the Suns. Pittsfield will next be in action tomorrow afternoon when the Vermont Lake Monsters visit Wahconah Park for the first time in FCBL history, game one of a doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm, with game 2 starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one.
Written by Collin Quinn- Pittsfield Suns Color Commentator