Five Run Eighth Propels Jackals to Victory
Date: Aug 31, 2018
With the New Jersey Jackals facing elimination down two games to none in the series against the Rockland Boulders, it was do or die.
On Saturday night, the Jackals dropped seven runs in the fourth game of the series to pickup the 7-1 victory at Palisades Credit Union Park.
A fielder's choice in the the of the fourth off the bat of Adam Martin brought home Joe Dunigan to give the New Jersey a 1-0 lead.
Dunigan then drilled an RBI double to score Art Charles in the top of the sixth, and later came home on a wild pitch to up the tally to 3-0.
With Brian Burgmay batting in the top of the seventh, Matt Kostalos issued a walk to bring home Yariel Vargas as the Jackals went ahead 4-0.
Rockland finally got on the board in the bottom of the eighth when Dylan Tice lifted a sacrifice fly to score Jared McDonald to cut the lead to three runs.
But, in the ninth, the Jackals got some much needed insurance runs.
Charles went deep for his first of the postseason, a two run blast over the right field wall that made it 6-1.
On the very next pitch, Burgamy collected his first hit of the playoffs in a big way as he went deep.
Back-to-back home runs made the contest 7-1 Jackals.
Lee Sosa started the game for New Jersey and was fantastic.
He went five innings and allowed one hit while striking out six and walking two.
Sosa left the game after the fifth following a collision up the first baseline with catcher Daniel Arribas.
Now trailing 2-1 in the Can-Am League semi-finals, the Jackals will try to tie the series on Sunday night at 5 P.M. at Palisades Credit Union Park.
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