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-2013 NABA Championship Game-

 

 

The Connecticut Hackers defeated the Orange Concentration, 6-4, this Sunday at Bridgeport's 'The Ballpark at Harbor Yard'.

 

Mike Fox went the distance on the hill for the Hackers, while pitching duties for Orange were split between Ned Wood (6 IP) and Max Russell (3 IP).

 

The Hackers jumped on the board right off the bat, as Mike Fox singled with one out in the top of the 1st. He hustled from 1st to 3rd on a passed ball, and then scored on a Dan Kaminski 4-3 putout.

 

(Orange: 0, Hackers:1)

 

Orange answered right back in the bottom of the 1st with a run of their own. With one out, Dave Wirkus blasted a triple to deep left-center, and later scored on a passed ball.

 

(Orange: 1, Hackers: 1)

 

Wes Dutton led off the 3rd for the Hackers with a walk. He eventually advanced to 3rd on a balk, and then scored on a wild pitch. Fox and Kaminski also walked in the inning. They were each driven home by a two-out, two-strike, two-RBI double courtesy of Ricky Cool.

 

(Orange: 1, Hackers: 4)

 

In the top of the 4th, Mike Bochino reach base on an infield error. He advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch. Dutton walked next, and each runner moved up a base on a passed ball. Steve Webb singled to score Bochino, and promptly stole 2nd base. Fox hit a base hit up the middle to drive in Dutton. Webb rounded 3rd on an attempt to score, but was cut down at the plate by a seed from center fielder, Pete Testa.

 

(Orange: 1, Hackers: 6)

 

The middle innings were somewhat of a pitchers' duel, as neither team was able to push any runs across.

 

In the bottom of the 6th, the Hackers got some help from stellar defense on a play up the middle by Dan Kaminski (SS). He flipped to Mat Jaronko at 2nd for the inning ending double play.

 

With two outs in the bottom of the 8th, Orange's Demattie singled, and advanced to 2nd on a passed ball. Ullrich came to bat and launched a double to left-center, scoring Demattie. Wirkus then drove in Ullrich with an RBI single.

 

(Orange: 3, Hackers: 6)

 

Things got interesting for Fox and the Hackers in the bottom of the 9th. Joe Pisano led off with a line drive double to left-center. He advanced to 2nd on a passed ball. With one out, Fox issued back-to-back walks to Russell and Sousa. With the bases loaded, and Fox on the ropes, he struck out Paturas for a huge 2nd out. Speer came to bat and was hit by the pitch, forcing home Pisano. Finally, with two outs, and the winning run at first base, Fox induced Demattie into a game-ending pop up to the catcher, Bochino.

 

(Orange: 4, Hackers: 6)

 

 This is the Hackers' 4th championship title within the past 7 seasons.