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The Sir Bills sweep the Huskies in Foothills play for the season

Posted Wednesday, May 14, 2008 by Joshua Mraz

The Johnstown Sir Bills defeated the Gloversville Huskies for the second time this season with a 5-1 victory on Monday night in Gloversville, NY. Casey Rivera led the Sir Bills at the plate. He went 1-for-3 with two runs batted and hit his third home run of the season. The home run marks back-to-back game in which Rivera has hit a home run. Ryan Brown helped out, he went 1-for-4 with one run scored and one run batted in.

The win over the Huskies places Johnstown in fourth place in the Foothills Council to end regular season play for the conference.

The Sir Bills improve it record to 8-9 overall and 7-7 in the Foothills Council. The Huskies fall to 9-5 overall.

Johnstown got on the board first with one run in the top of the third. Jordan Hill led of the inning with a triple. Colin Lombardoni, next up, hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Hill.

The Huskies tied the game with one run in the bottom of the fourth on a RBI single by R. McCloskey.

The Sir Bills took the lead and would keep it with four runs in the top of the sixth. Lombardoni scored the winning run when he advanced home on Jake Arunnategui's stolen base. Brown singled in the second run. The last two runs came on a two-run home run by Rivera to give the Sir Bills some insurance runs.

Wesley Clark was able to pitch all seven innings for the Sir Bills. He game up one unearned run, two hits, zero walks and struck out eight Husky batters.

The Sir Bills return to action on Wednesday, May 14th when they will play host to the Queensbury Spartans. Game time is slated for 4:15. The game is the first game of the Foothills Council Tournament.

Sir Bills 5 - Gloversville 1
Score by Innings R H E
Johnst - own Sir Bills. 001 004 0 - 5 3 2
gloversville........ 000 100 0 - 1 2 2

Win - Clark (4-3) Loss - SIMEK

E - Biron; Hill; baldwin; MURRAY
LOB - Johnstown 3; huskies 3
3B - Hill (2)
HR - Rivera (3)
HBP - Hill (2); MURRAY
SF - Lombardoni (2)
SB - Lombardoni (1); Arunnategui (7); WELLS; WILLIAMS

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