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POROUS ‘D’ AGAIN DOOMS COLONIALS; C’s LOSE HEARTBREAKER, 2-1, TO EXPANSION FEDERALS AT BWP

By JOSH CUTLER

PLANET VALENTI Sports

(Pittsfield-Friday, June 10th, 2011) — You knew it was too good to be true.

CONFAB AT PLATE — The managers and umps get together before the game. (Josh Cutler for PLANET VALENTI Sports)

While the New York Federals lived up to their .208 team batting average on Friday night, Mike Petroski made the team’s 7.63 ERA seem irrelevant, shutting down the Pittsfield Colonials 2-1 before 728 fans on fireworks night at Historic Wahconah Park.

Petroski Dominant Through 7 for NY

Despite the team’s bloated ERA, Petroski (1-0, 0.73 ERA) puzzled Colonials batters throughout the night, allowing only one run on three hits in his seven innings of work. Petroski’s only blemish occurred in the seventh inning, as newcomer Peter Fatse singled home Billy Mottram (who had just tripled to deep left center) to tie the game at 1. Petroski was able to earn a win when his Federals went ahead for good in the top of the eighth.

SUN DELAY — The western setting sun dazzles in a view toward centerfield. (Josh Cutler for PLANET VALENTI Sports)

Colonials’ manager Jamie Keefe was impressed with Petroski’s performance against his big boppers: “He kept us off balance and threw the ball really well. You can’t wait around and wait for things to happen. We swung the bats okay, but he kept us off balance. He and Miguel went neck and neck for seven innings.”

Meanwhile, Colonials’ starter Miguel Flores (0-2, 2.91 ERA) was equally as impressive, giving up two runs (one earned) and six hits over eight frames, walking three while striking out eight, but earning the tough-luck loss.

LIGHTS, ACTION! — The C's lost to the expansion Federals under the lights at Beloved Wahconah Park, 2-1, FRiday night (6/10/11) (Josh Cutler for PLANET VALENTI Sports)

Keefe was pleased with the effort from his starter, but he said the defense should have afforded him a better fate: “That’s all you can ask for (from him) is seven or eight, but we kicked it around and made a couple of mistakes and they capitalized and they win. That’s the bottom line”

Sidewinder Jon Shepard was able to shut down the Colonials in the ninth to earn his first save of the season. Though Scott Knazek laced a two-out single up the middle to put the tying run on base, Shepard was able to get Rafael Cabreja to bounce back to the mound to end the ballgame.

Errors Still Common Thread for C’s

WATCH THE SKIES — Fireworks burst into the Pittsfield sky following FRiday night's game at Beloved Wahconah Park (Josh Cutler, PLANET VALENTI Sports)

Keefe continues to be frustrated with his team’s defense, which despite being so good last season has them ranked last in the Can-Am league this year: “The defense is better, but it’s still not as good as it can get. You can’t give a team an opening to capitalize, and that’s what they did tonight”

Jackson and Jacob Fabry contributed two hits apiece for the Federals, while Davis went 1-3 and swiped two bases for the Colonials.

COLONIALS NOTES- After the game, Keefe said that starting shortstop Matt Nandin (oblique) continues to experience pain and remains day to day. Nandin was eligible to come off the disabled list yesterday … The Colonials’ rotation plans for the weekend will change due to Thursday’s rainout. Instead of T.J. Wink getting the ball as scheduled on Saturday, Pat Moran will pitch on regular rest, followed by Chad Paronto on Sunday and David Qualben on Monday in New Jersey. Tuesday’s starter is still to be determined.

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By CHAD COOPER

Special to PLANET VALENTI Sports

FEDERALS CLIP COLONIALS

(PITTSFIELD, June 10, 2011) — The Pittsfield Colonials saw the New York Federals plate an unearned run in the top of the eighth inning as the Colonials fell to the Federals, 2-1.

With the game tied 1-1 in the top of the eighth inning, New York took a lead as Wilson Matos reached on an error to lead off the inning. After he stole second, Matos moved to third on a throwing error. Brad Jackson followed with a single past the drawn-in infield to score Matos for a 2-1 Federals lead.

Pittsfield had tied the game in the previous half inning when Billy Mottram led off with a triple. Two batters later, Peter Fatse, playing in his first game with the Colonials, lined a single through the middle to score Mottram.

New York opened the scoring in the top of the seventh on an RBI single by Stephen Pinto to score Sandy DeLeon.

Both starters dominated in the ballgame. Mike Petrowski (1-0) picked up the win for the Federals, going seven innings, allowing one run on three hits. Miguel Flores (0-2) took the tough-luck loss for Pittsfield, surrendering just one earned run on six hits, striking out eight over eight strong innings of work.

The middle game of the series comes up on Saturday night with Pat Moran (1-1, 4.26) on the mound for Pittsfield against Luis Pardo (0-0, 1.64) for the Federals Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. Coverage on 89.7 WTBR begins at 6:40 a.m. with the Colonials Pregame Show. For tickets, call 413-236-2961 or log on to www.pittsfieldcolonials.com.

THE BOX SCORE

New York Pittsfield
2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 7 0
Pittsfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 3
1

Game Info

  • Winning Pitcher: 17 – Mike Petrowski
  • Losing Pitcher: 32 – Miguel A. Flores
  • Save Pitcher: 24 – Jon Shepard
  • Date: 06/10/2011
  • Start Time: 07:02 PM
  • Duration: 2:36
  • End Time: 09:38 PM
  • Plate Ump: Dave Speranza
  • Field Ump #1: Andrew Carroll
  • Field Ump #2: Dave Bailey
  • Field Ump #3:
  • Location: Wahconah Park
  • Attendance: 728
  • Weather: Partly Cloudy, 71 degrees
  • Comments:


Batting Stats

New York
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
4 Fabry, J CF 5 0 2 0 0 1 .256
5 Matos, W 3B 5 1 0 0 0 3 .259
9 Jackson, B 2B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .209
6 Maloney, T RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 .222
7 DeLeon, S C 4 1 1 0 0 1 .250
19 Bardeguez, A SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 .200
10 Dyer, R 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .053
3 Pinto, S LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 .235
12 Obal, K DH 1 0 1 0 3 0 .125
Pittsfield
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
3 Davis, Q CF 3 0 1 0 1 1 .260
13 Bomback, D SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 .333
11 Edmondson, J RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 .278
27 Molina, A 1B 2 0 0 0 2 0 .283
10 Mottram, B LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 .345
14 Welch, J 3B 4 0 0 0 0 3 .269
17 Fatse, P 2B 4 0 1 1 0 2 .250
8 Knazek, S C 4 0 1 0 0 0 .208
25 Cabreja, R DH 4 0 0 0 0 0 .182
BATTING
RBI: B.Jackson (2), S.Pinto (3).
SB: W.Matos (1), S.Pinto (5).
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
A: B.Jackson (36), A.Bardeguez (32), R.Dyer 2 (12), M.Petrowski (1), J.Shepard (2).
PO: J.Fabry 4 (22), T.Maloney 4 (19), S.DeLeon 8 (8), A.Bardeguez (21), R.Dyer 6 (11), S.Pinto 2 (16), M.Petrowski (2), D.Lysenko (1).
SBA: S.DeLeon 3 (3).
TC: J.Fabry 4 (26), B.Jackson (53), T.Maloney 4 (19), S.DeLeon 8 (8), A.Bardeguez 2 (56), R.Dyer 8 (24), S.Pinto 2 (16), M.Petrowski 2 (3), J.Shepard (2), D.Lysenko (1).

BATTING
2B: Q.Davis (1).
3B: B.Mottram (3).
RBI: P.Fatse (1).
SB: Q.Davis 2 (8), P.Fatse (1).
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
A: D.Bomback 6 (44), A.Molina (1), J.Welch (23), P.Fatse (1), S.Knazek 2 (10), M.Flores 2 (3).
DP: 1 (D. Bomback(SS) – A. Molina(1B)).
E: Q.Davis (3), D.Bomback (8), B.Mottram (2).
PO: Q.Davis 3 (35), D.Bomback (21), A.Molina 13 (31), B.Mottram (48), S.Knazek 9 (89).
SBA: S.Knazek 2 (21).
TC: Q.Davis 4 (38), D.Bomback 8 (73), A.Molina 14 (32), B.Mottram 2 (61), J.Welch (33), P.Fatse (1), S.Knazek 11 (100), M.Flores 2 (5).


Pitching Stats

New York
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
17 Winning Pitcher Petrowski, M 7.0 3 1 1 3 5 0.73
14 Guinard, S 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 0.00
15 Lysenko, D 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 27.00
24 Save Pitcher Shepard, J 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 5.14
Pittsfield
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
32 Losing Pitcher Flores, M 8.0 6 2 1 3 8 2.91
23 Zenko, M 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 1.80
PITCHING
BF: M.Petrowski 27, S.Guinard 4, D.Lysenko 1, J.Shepard 4.
P-S: M.Petrowski 108-64, S.Guinard 14-5, D.Lysenko 6-4, J.Shepard 22-13.
PITCHING
BF: M.Flores 33, M.Zenko 5.
P-S: M.Flores 115-74, M.Zenko 23-14.

18 Responses to “POROUS ‘D’ AGAIN DOOMS COLONIALS; C’s LOSE HEARTBREAKER, 2-1, TO EXPANSION FEDERALS AT BWP”

  1. beezer
    June 11, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    Was reading that Colonials might have to move to meet payroll? Is that true Dan.

  2. beezer
    June 11, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    Mr. Nilan said the Community needs to support the Colonials. Maybe some can’t afford to attend games or just or have other have interests. Poor long range planning if you ask me. Surprised the Planet’ wasn’t the first one in on this story?

    • Dusty
      June 11, 2011 at 10:20 am #

      and maybe Mr Nilan is not in a position to be telling the community what they should or should not be doing

    • Randy
      June 11, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

      Maybe Mr. Nilan should support the Colonials himself by coming down once in a while.

  3. Marcus Borealis
    June 11, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    The BB ran a non story from a nonnewsaper. The BB had nothing new, it sounds like more sour grapes from one of th parties that tried to demolish Wahconah Park and give us not a new stadium but a Civic Authority. Valenti was mainly responsible for perventing this atrocity that would have put doyle and his irish cronies in appointed offce not subject to the people. We should have Planets statue in front of wahchona park.!

  4. beezer
    June 11, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Kinda sorta agree with Marcus. But you have to report on this story, you can’t have it both ways Planet. Jimmy G has been saying all along the Colonials will be a flop, no one listened. If you had previous problems running the business before on a lesser extent, how did Mr. Lewis think he could be successful with this venture? People wants an affiliated baseball team and it has to be Red Sox. The Cubs had some great prospects when they were here, Maddox, Grace etc. and couldn’t make it, thats why Red Sox would be the only option. Can Am ball is just not going to work.

    • Dusty
      June 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

      people are not going to support a team that has the putrid stench of this city hall all over it….

    • Joetaxpayer
      June 12, 2011 at 11:47 am #

      Even when Pittsfield had affliated baseball they were at the bottom of attendance.Pittsfield is no longer a baseball town,sorry for you to hear it.Truth hurts.

      • danvalenti
        June 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

        The evidence mounts that this is the case. jury will still be out until the Colonials season ends, either on time (which likely will be the case) or prematurely.

  5. Jim Gleason
    June 11, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    I hate to say I told you so, but…..

  6. Jim Gleason
    June 11, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    This council better have the guts to turn down the inevitable request from ruberto for money for this team. There are a lot of struggling businesses in town and hopefully ruberto won’t get his way on this. Show us what you’re made of, council.

  7. beezer
    June 11, 2011 at 1:28 pm #

    Don’t think you can use taxpayer funds to meet a Can-am baseball payroll,lol.

  8. edconnect
    June 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    Let me pitch for ‘em!
    My knucler is unhittable.

  9. edconnect
    June 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    They need special” nights” :
    Gang night…gang members get in for half price. Seventh inning stretch has two gangs battling in the outfield. PPD steroid cops involved??

    Section eight night: tickets free plus free hotdog and health care.

  10. edconnect
    June 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    Oh I almost forgot:

    DAGO NIGHT: if your last name ends with a vowel you pay twice the price for a ticket

    • Jim Gleason
      June 12, 2011 at 8:09 am #

      Howc about crooked politician night? They’d get a bigger crowd than they’ve ever had.

  11. Dusty
    June 12, 2011 at 3:05 am #

    I assure you that using taxpayer money to fund anymore of this teams liabilities will make people resent and maybe hate this team. It would ensure that they would not survive because they would represent one more parasitic business pal of Ruberto.

  12. beezer
    June 13, 2011 at 4:56 am #

    @Jimmy G FUNNY STUFF. There would have to be standing room only.