A’s claw back, fall short in Armena

Scoreboard operators were busy at Armena Anniversary Park on Tuesday as the Armena Royals and the Bardo Athletics combined for 18 runs. Armena eventually won the offensive battle 10-8.

The teams totaled 25 hits, including six extra base hits in the game, in a game that resembled the late 90s and early 2000s PBL, less than a week after the teams combined for just seven hits in a 3-1 Royals win in Bardo.

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Armena got their bats going early, scoring eight runs in the first inning to pull ahead. Pitcher Doug Morris started it off with a two-run triple by followed by an RBI single by Jason Buzzell, an RBI double by Adam Johnson, an RBI single by Clark Banack, an RBI single by Zenan Sherbaniuk and a two-run double by Ian Sherbaniuk.

The Armena Royals would not relinquish the lead as the Bardo Athletics were unable to weather a nine-run second inning deficit.

However, the scrappy Bardo Athletics didn’t go quietly. A three-run no-doubt bomb by Ken Braget kickstarted a methodical comeback that saw Bardo put the tying run on second with two outs in the seventh before reliever Lyndon Galvin got the final out to cap off a six-out save performance.

Even though Morris allowed seven runs over five innings he still recorded the victory. He struck out five, walked three and surrendered eight hits.

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