BOSTON – Suffolk baseball's comeback was punctuated with a walk-off single RBI from Sean Cameron that sent the Rams past Curry, 7-6, in non-conference action Thursday afternoon at East Boston Memorial Park.
SCORE: Suffolk 7, Curry 6
RECORDS: Suffolk (17-8) | Curry (9-15)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Curry scattered six hits over the first five innings with the Rams offensive stuck in neutral. The blue-and-gold started to pick things up in the home half of the fifth thanks to a sac fly from Matt Brenner that brought in Kevin Higgins, who led off with a single.
A scoreless sixth was followed was followed by three-run seventh from Suffolk. With the bases loaded thanks to a walk from Seth Coiley and singles to by Brenner and Curtis Tirone, Zach Grogan started a scoring rally with an RBI double. A RBI ground out from Kevin Belskie followed and before BJ Neil's perfectly placed bunt let Grogan come in to trim the margin to 6-4 after seven.
The game locked in the bottom of the eighth at 6-all. Brenner's single to left brought Brady Chant home who reached on a single to make it a one-run game and a fielder's choice two hitters later let Sean Cameron come home to even the ball game.
Curry sandwiched two walks around two outs in the ninth, Suffolk's defense kept its fate in its own hands with a fly out to left, setting up Cameron's heroics.
Neil started the action with a barrel up the middle and moved over thanks to a sac bunt from Higgins. After the Colonels intentionally walked Chant, the runners stole third and second, respectively, to get in better scoring position. Cameron's shot up the middle was all the Rams need as Neil strutted home for the winning-run.
- All of Suffolk's 13 hits except one were scattered from the fifth inning on.
- Cameron had a day, leading the way at the dish with a 3-for-5 performance with one RBI, one run and one base on balls.
- Brenner went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one sac fly.
- Neil contributed a 2-for-4 effort, bringing in one run and scoring the most important run of the afternoon.
- Higgins rounded out the Rams with multiple hits, collecting two on the day with one run scored.
- Kevin Sinatra picked up the win on the hill in relief effort. The sophomore dealt 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits, three walks and fanning two batters.
- In the start, Tim Conroy allowed six runs on five hits with four Ks through the first 4.0 frames.
- Three different arms took the bump for Curry. Nick Kinsella suffered the setback, going the final 1.1, with one run allowed on three hits and two walks with one strikeout.
- The win is Suffolk's second walk-off victory of the season and seventh game decided by one-run for the Rams in 2017.
Suffolk has a crucial GNAC weekend on its slate as it treks to No. 19/24 St. Joseph's (Maine) Saturday, April 22 before hosting Lasell under the lights in Eastie Sunday, April 23.