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June 30, 2013

Adams Glass, Colchester battle to tie in Senior Babe Ruth

PERU — Adams Glass rallied to tie Colchester on Saturday, and then the Senior Babe Ruth baseball game was called because of rain.

Kyle Sprague drove in the tying run as the two teams played to a 1-1 draw.

Colchester took the lead in the top of the first inning. Then in the bottom of the fourth, the home team’s Kevin Sousa singled, moved to second on a ground out and scored on a double by Sprague.

Adams Glass (2-3-1) had an opportunity to win the game in the bottom of the seventh. Nick Uliva and Nick Demarais reached base on an error and a fielder’s choice, respectively, and then they pulled off a double steal, putting the go-ahead run on third. But Colchester pitcher James Olson retired the next two batters to end the inning.

The teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader, but because of weather conditions, the first game ended after seven innings and the second game was not started.

Luis Pepen-Matos pitched the whole game for Adams Glass, giving up just one hit and striking out 15 batters. He helped his cause with a double at the plate.

“(Saturday) was a battle, and we fought it out to the end,” Adams Glass coach John Demarais said. “We played good defense behind great pitching from Pepen-Matos but just couldn’t come up with a hit at the end when we needed it.

“I really like who we are right now. We are moving in the right direction.”

Olson went the distance on the mound for Colchester.

Adams Glass will visit the Montreal Rockies today. The doubleheader will begin at 11 a.m. at Parc Edmone in Sainte-Julie, Quebec.

Colchester 1, Adams Glass 1

Colchester 100 000 0 — 1 1 2

Adams Glass 000 100 0 — 1 3 2

Olson and O’Reilly, Cowey (7). Pepen-Matos and McCarthy. 2B- Sprague (AG), Pepen-Matos (AG).

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