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Jersey Shore Mid-Week MSBL, 35+ Division
Pigs Heaven 3, Somers Point Devils 1
‘Ortego Throw in Ninth Secures Championship’
In the Jersey Shore Mid-Week 35+ championship the final battle
came down to the #1 seeded Pigs Heaven versus the #2 seed Somers Point
The Pigs won game one 9-3 behind the strong hitting Pigs,
including a 3-run bomb by Link Rodriguez. Steve Rivera continued his
pitching dominance of the league by holding down the Devil's with 12 K's.
In game two the Devil's bounced back behind key pitching from
crafty lefty Paul DiBlasio. The Devil's plated nine runs to even the
series, winning 9-3.
The final championship game three featured Steve
Rivera dealing bullets and nasty sliders. He had a no hitter
for five innings and struck out 13 overall.
In the fourth inning with two men on base the
Devil's made a pitching change with the game tied at 1-1. Veteran Pigs player Teddy Brown promptly smoked a hanging curve into the gap for a
double plating two runs to make the score 3-1. In the seventh the Devil's worked the counts and with two men on and two outs it looked like they had a
chance to score runs and stay in the game with a base hit into left
field. But the game ended when Ramon Ortega hosed the runner at
the plate to end the game and win the series. The final score was 3-1.