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.

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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

Marlins error.

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.