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The Sir Bills edge the Braves at home

Posted Sunday, May 04, 2008 by Joshua Mraz

The Johnstown Sir Bills edge the Fonda-Fultonville Braves, 7-6 on Saturday night in Johnstown, NY. Ryan Brown led the Sir Bills at the plate. He went 3-for4 with two runs batted in and recorded his sixth stolen base of the season. Jason Biron helped out, he went 3-for-4 with one run scored and one run batted in.

The Sir Bills improve to 5-8 overall and 5-6 in the Foothills.

The Braves got on the board first with two runs in the top of the first. J. Nethaway hit in the first run with a sacrifice fly to right field. The second run came in on a RBI ground out to shortstop by Sperrow.

Johnstown took a 3-2 lead with three runs in the bottom of the second. Colin Lombardoni knocked in the first run with sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Trevor Bruce. Jake Arunnategui then singled in the second run. Brown drove in the third run with a RBI single.

The Sir Bills added two more runs in the bottom of the third. Craig Cook knocked in the first run when he reached on a fielder's choice. The second run came in on a sacrifice fly to center field by Jordan Hill.

Fonda plated one run in the top of hte fifth on a RBI single by Hall.

The Braves tied the game at 5-5 with two runs in the top of the sixth. Myers knocked in the first run thwn he reached on a fielder's choice. The second run came in Hall reached on an error by the third baseman.

Johnstown took a 7-5 lead with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Biron gave them a one run lead with a one-out double to score Arunnategui. Brown added an insurance run when he doubled in Biron for the second run.

Fonda was able to get one more run in the top of the seventh but it was too little to late. Kevin knocked in the only run on a RBI ground out to thrid base.

The Sir Bills return to action on Monday, May 5th when they will travel to play the Hudson Falls Tigers. Game time is slated for 4:15 p.m.

Sir Bills 7 - Fonda 6
Score by Innings R H E
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BRAVES - .............. 200 012 1 - 6 5 0
Johnstown Sir Bills. 032 002 X - 7 9 2
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Win - Rivera (1-1) Loss - HANSEN KEVIN

E - Biron; Rivera
LOB - FF 8; Johnstown 5
2B - NETHAWAY L.; Biron 2; Brown; Clark
3B - Clark
HBP - MYERS
SH - Cook
SF - NETHAWAY J.; Hill; Lombardoni.
SB - HALL; Brown; Cook
CS - MYERS

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