TABL Braves lose to Marlins, remain in first
Published 12:00 am Friday, August 18, 2000
In Troy Amateur Baseball League action on Saturday night the Orioles edged the Diamondbacks 10-9 on a bases loaded single by Sean Mobley in the bottom of the ninth inning. Mobley also had a home run in the game.
The game was a seesaw battle, with neither team able to take complete control. The Diamondbacks’ Jake Kirkland tied the game at 7-7 with a homerun in the seventh inning. In the eighth, Carl Rosales had a two run homer to give the Diamondbacks a 9-7 lead.
But back came the Orioles in the bottom of the eighth, tying the score on errors and walks.
Josh Hodge came in relief in the eighth inning to pick up the win for the Orioles. Rosales was the losing pitcher for the Diamondbacks.
Sunday night’s contest was a heated contest between the league-leading Enterprise Braves and the second-place Troy Marlins, with the Marlins coming out on top 3-2, thanks to a Fred Holland home run in bottom of the tenth inning.
The Marlins drew first blood in the game, taking a 1-0 lead in the first inning on a lead off home run by Ed Jones. Another run was added when Dax Pugh and Jacob Forrest both hit singles in the second inning.
The Braves came back to score a run in the third on a
In the eighth the Braves tied the game at 2-2 on Jake Kirkland’s homer over the right field fence.
For the Marlins, Ricky Herring pitched a solid game for eight innings, before giving up Kirkland’s home run. Steve Garrett came in to relieve Herring and picked up the victory.
Despite the loss, the Braves still hold a one game edge over the Marlins.
The TABL plays its last regular season contest on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. The Marlins will play the Cardinals in a game that will decide second place in the league. At 5 p.m. the Braves will take the field against the Rockies. A Braves loss means there will be two teams tied for first.