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BOMBACK’S BOMB GIVES COLONIALS DRAMATIC 3-2 WALK-OFF WIN IN 11th; FIREWORKS TOMORROW NIGHT IN SERIES FINALE

By DAN VALENTI

PLANET VALENTI Sports

(PITTSFIELD, Mass., Sunday, July 3, 2011) — The C’s have a flair for the dramatic. This time, it was a Bomb from Bomback.

For the second straight night, the Pittsfield Colonials took a pulsating game Bill Buckner’s Brocton Rox at historic Wahconah Park, pulling out a 3-2 win in 11 innings.

After T.J. Wink blew a 2-0 lead in the ninth in trying to nail down what would have been a well-deserved win by a brilliant Chad Paronto (eight, four-hit shutout innings), the Colonials persevered, putting the game away on Danny Bomback’s home run over the centerfield fence at the 374 sign off a Mark Rosen pitch. The fans erupted as Bomback’s blast just got over the wall, eluding a desperate attempt at a circus catch by center fielder NAME.

Bomback’s dramatic blast got Pittsfield’s Fourth of July fireworks off to a one-day jump.

A ‘Q’ Double and an ‘Eddie’ HR Give C’s a 2-0 lead

Pittsfield took a 2-0 lead with single runs in the bottom of the second and fifth. In the second, Quentin Davis doubled plated Peter Fatse for a 1-0 edge. In the fifth, the C’s doubled their lead when Jerod Edmondson powered his third home run of the campaign.

That was all Chad Paronto needed. The big righty tossed eight shutout frames, giving up four hits and fanning four. The eight innings marked Paronto’s longest outing since 1999. Pittsfield manager pulled Paronto, giving the ball to T. J. Wink to close it. Wink had no given up an run, earned or otherwise, all year in 17.2 innings. One had the feeling the law of averages would catch up to the string-bean lefty.

Sure enough, two batters into the tope of the ninth, a 2-0 Pittsfield edge became a 2-2 nail biter, courtesy of Trey Hernandez’s two-run home run.

Series Concludes Tomorrow; Fireworks on Tap After 6:30 p.m. Start

A clearly upset Wink showed enough poise after that, getting the next three outs without incident. That set the stage for Bomback’s heroics to lead off the bottom of the 11th. Mike Zenko (4-0) pitched two shutout innings to get the win in relief. Rosen (1-1) absorbed his first loss of the year.

The two teams conclude their series tomorrow night at Beloved Wahconah Park, game time at 6:30. Fireworks will follow the game. The Colonials will participate in the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade in the morning. Pat Moran (3-2, 6.25) takes the hill for Pittsfield against Freddy Flores (3-1, 3.65) for Brockton. For tickets, visit pittsfieldcolonials.com or call (413)-236-2961.

COLONIALS NOTES — The game drew 877 fans to the ball park, despite the morning and afternoon’s rains. Almost 3,300 fans have seen the last two games at BWP … Paronto was impressive all night, working out of a couple of jams and still popping Chris Torres’ mitt at the end of his eight innings … For the second straight night, Mayor Jimmy Ruberto attended the game. Also seen was Ward 2 councilor Peter White … Buddy Lewis presented Ruberto with an honorary Colonials baseball cap to present to Gov. Deval Patrick to wear in tomorrow’s parade. … THE PLANET attended the game with MRS. PLANET, who kept him in check the evening through. … Tomorrow night’s game is expected to sell out. Fans are urged to get tickets as soon as possible.

THE BOX SCORE

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Brockton vs Pittsfield: 2-3

Brockton Pittsfield
2
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 EXT R H E
Brockton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 10 0
Pittsfield 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 8 1
Extra Innings
10 11
0 0
0 1
3

Game Info

  • Winning Pitcher: 23 – Mike Zenko
  • Losing Pitcher: 26 – Mark Rosen
  • Save Pitcher:
  • Date: 07/03/2011
  • Start Time: 05:35 PM
  • Duration: 3:11
  • End Time: 08:46 PM
  • Plate Ump: Matt Criss
  • Field Ump #1: Jim Grillo
  • Field Ump #2: Mike Jadach
  • Field Ump #3:
  • Location: Wahconah Park
  • Attendance: 877
  • Weather: Mostly Cloudy, 71 degrees
  • Comments: Tomorrow’s Probable Pitchers; PIT; Pat Moran (3-2, 6.25), BRO; Freddy Flores (3-1, 3.65)


Batting Stats

Brockton
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
11 Valencia, C CF 5 0 1 0 0 2 .275
3 Falu, M DH 5 0 0 0 0 1 .266
9 Brachold, K RF 4 1 3 0 1 0 .356
23 Hernandez, T 1B 5 1 2 2 0 1 .351
5 Jimenez, J 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 .261
29 Grossman, C C 4 0 0 0 0 1 .272
25 Royster, R LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 .252
4 Torres, M 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 .337
7 Ramos, D SS 3 0 2 0 0 0 .291
38 2 10 2 2 8
Pittsfield
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
11 Edmondson, J CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 .285
4 Nandin, M SS 5 0 2 0 0 0 .286
13 Bomback, D 2B 3 1 1 1 2 2 .348
10 Mottram, B LF
RF
4 0 0 0 0 1 .339
45 Molina, A 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 .292
14 Welch, J 3B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .318
17 Fatse, P RF 1 1 1 0 0 0 .257
25 Cabreja, R LF
PR
2 0 0 0 0 0 .156
20 Torres, C C 3 0 1 0 1 1 .233
3 Davis, Q DH 3 0 1 1 0 1 .244
33 3 8 3 4 6
BATTING
HP: D.Ramos (4).
HR: T.Hernandez (2).
RBI: T.Hernandez 2 (10).
CS: K.Brachold (4), R.Royster (2), D.Ramos (4).
SB: C.Valencia (16), J.Jimenez (5), D.Ramos 2 (11).
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
A: J.Jimenez 3 (57), C.Grossman 2 (23), M.Torres 5 (75), D.Ramos 2 (92), D.Birosak (6).
DP: 2 (J. Jimenez(3B) – M. Torres(2B) – T. Hernandez(1B),D. Ramos(SS) – M. Torres(2B) – T. Hernandez(1B)).
FCS: C.Grossman 2 (2).
PO: C.Valencia 3 (83), K.Brachold 2 (60), T.Hernandez 10 (78), C.Grossman 6 (208), R.Royster (66), M.Torres 5 (42), D.Ramos 3 (67).
SBA: C.Grossman 2 (36).
TC: C.Valencia 3 (84), K.Brachold 2 (61), T.Hernandez 10 (86), J.Jimenez 3 (90), C.Grossman 8 (233), R.Royster (68), M.Torres 10 (120), D.Ramos 5 (163), D.Birosak (6).

BATTING
2B: Q.Davis (3).
HP: P.Fatse (3).
HR: J.Edmondson (3), D.Bomback (4).
RBI: J.Edmondson (16), D.Bomback (22), Q.Davis (9).
CS: M.Nandin (3), D.Bomback (4).
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
A: M.Nandin 4 (70), D.Bomback 2 (100), A.Molina 2 (19), J.Welch 4 (55), C.Torres 2 (5), M.Zenko (5), T.Wink (2), C.Paronto (5).
CS: C.Torres 2 (2).
DP: 2 (D. Bomback(2B) – M. Nandin(SS) – A. Molina(1B),A. Molina(1B) – C. Paronto(P)).
E: B.Mottram (3).
PO: M.Nandin 5 (40), D.Bomback 2 (57), B.Mottram (77), A.Molina 12 (196), J.Welch 2 (22), P.Fatse (27), R.Cabreja (3), C.Torres 8 (70), C.Paronto (5).
SBA: C.Torres 6 (10).
TC: M.Nandin 9 (113), D.Bomback 4 (167), B.Mottram 2 (91), A.Molina 14 (216), J.Welch 6 (81), P.Fatse (36), R.Cabreja (3), C.Torres 10 (76), M.Zenko (8), T.Wink (4), C.Paronto 2 (11).


Pitching Stats

Brockton
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
24 Birosak, D 8.0 7 2 2 4 4 1.04
22 Hale, J 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 3.86
26 Losing Pitcher Rosen, M 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 6.33
10 8 3 3 4 6
Pittsfield
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
31 Paronto, C 8.0 4 0 0 2 4 3.55
12 Wink, T 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 0.96
23 Winning Pithcer Zenko, M 2.0 3 0 0 0 4 1.04
11 10 2 2 2 8
PITCHING
BF: D.Birosak 32, J.Hale 6, M.Rosen 1.
P-S: D.Birosak 106-63, J.Hale 22-13, M.Rosen 4-2.
PITCHING
BF: C.Paronto 28, T.Wink 5, M.Zenko 8.
P-S: C.Paronto 103-62, T.Wink 21-12, M.Zenko 29-21.

PLAY BY PLAY: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Top of 1st Brockton
#11 Chris Valencia Called Strike, Ball, 11 Chris Valencia putout (fly out to left field) for out number 1
#3 Melvin Falu Called Strike, 3 Melvin Falu putout (P6) for out number 2
#9 Keith Brachold Ball, Called Strike, Ball, Ball, 9 Keith Brachold advances to 1st (walk)
#23 Trey Hernandez Called Strike, Ball, Called Strike, 9 Keith Brachold putout (caught stealing: CS 2-6) for out number 3
Runs: 0, Hits: 0, Errors: 0, LOB: 0
Bottom of 1st Pittsfield
#11 Jerod Edmondson Ball, 11 Jerod Edmondson putout (fly out to center field) for out number 1
#4 Matt Nandin Ball, 4 Matt Nandin advances to 1st (single)
#13 Danny Bomback Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, 13 Danny Bomback advances to 1st (walk), 4 Matt Nandin advances to 2nd (13)
#10 Billy Mottram Called Strike, Called Strike, Ball, 10 Billy Mottram putout (strike out) for out number 2, 13 Danny Bomback putout (caught stealing: CS 2-4) for out number 3

8 Responses to “BOMBACK’S BOMB GIVES COLONIALS DRAMATIC 3-2 WALK-OFF WIN IN 11th; FIREWORKS TOMORROW NIGHT IN SERIES FINALE”

  1. jethro Bodine
    July 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    PLANET, love your coverage and the way you are pitching for the little guys in berksire county. We are going to the game tomorrow. A family of 7!! We love the planet and dan valenti!!!!

    • danvalenti
      July 4, 2011 at 11:42 am #

      JB
      Thanks. Does that include Mr. Drysdale and Miss Jane?

  2. Luxor Rex
    July 3, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    The Rex family loves the planet for keeping us informed and we love the colonials coverage

    • danvalenti
      July 4, 2011 at 11:41 am #

      LR & FAMILY
      We appreciate the support and kind words. THE PLANET shall be at the game tonight and reporting for you and everyone else.

  3. beezer
    July 4, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Dan, the Parade was the same as the last forty. And why were these participants in the Parade not wearing any shirts. Are we in West Virginia? As far as illegal fireworks are concerned, it shows disrespect to our law enforcement, fireworks are really dangerous. Off topic, but splendid behavior. GO COLONIALS!

    • danvalenti
      July 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

      BEEZ
      Seen one, seen then all. The new feature this year seems to be shirtless idiots.
      As for illegal fireworks, completely out of hand.
      C’s were great tonight at BWP in front of 4,000+

  4. CONCERNED
    July 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Seen the commercial with woman saying “the boat, the boat the boat” Well some of you can make a commercial “bitch, bitch, bitch Happy 4th everyone

  5. beezer
    July 5, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    This a parade that is seen and recognized around the USA. I don’t want see to some guy in a vintage mustang bare chested, do you? Have some class.