Recap

Rockville Royals win epic battle over Expos in 12 innings.

The Royals squeaked by the Expos 4-1 in a true battle of attrition, which included a meeting between managers to discuss calling the game at some point due to safety concerns after some three and a half hours of play. The pitching was absolutely lights-out for both sides. For the winning Royals, Shane Legare started and “only” went 4 innings. Bill Riggieri relieved him and pitched 8 more! Legare gave up only one earned run on three hits, and struck out 5 while only walking 1. Riggieri held the Expos the rest of the way, giving up only 4 hits, walking none while striking out an incredible 14! Not to be outdone, Joe Turcotte of the Expos also struck out 14, in a ridiculous 11 INNINGS PITCHED! Turcotte was on top of his game, throwing gas until the very end, walking only 1 and giving up 4 hits. The offense started in the second inning with a long RBI double by I. Adlestein for the Expos. However, the Royals mounted a rally in the top of the 7th with a leadoff triple by Bill Riggieri, and soon after a clutch RBI single by Shane Legare to tie things up. Things held 1-1 until the top of the 12th when Mike Musumeci came in for the Expos, but could not find his groove on the mound, understandably after 11 innings behind the plate! Jay Botti led off with a walk, followed by a single by Riggieri. Scott Clouser worked a walk to load the bases, and Jay Botti scored on a wild pitch, holding a fist high in the air with a mixture of excitement and relief. Dan Copes knocked in two more to seal the game. This game was a tremendously hard battle fought by both sides, and the game ended with a mutual sharing of respect.

Details

Date Time League Season
July 9, 2017 4:00 PM CTABL 2017

Field

Rockville High School Junior Varsity
70 Loveland Hill Rd, Vernon, CT 06066, USA

Results

Team12345678910RHEOutcome
Expos(2018)0100000000190Loss
Royals0000001003462Win

Expos(2018)

# Batting PA AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB BB HBP SF SO TB Sac RoE
8Dan Brunetti0502000000001000
9George Platsis0301000000001000
4Joe Turcotte0400000000002000
17Mike Musumeci 40402000000001000
16Avery Boissy0310000001002000
7Ian Adelstein0402110000000000
22Angel Davila0400000000001000
2Leo Davila0400000000002000
46Jacob Pullen 240301000000002000
15Andy Rhodes0400000000004000
27Chris Platsis0401010000002000
24Brian Smith-Nelson 460100000000001000
 Total4443191200010019000
Pitching IP W L S BF H R ER BB SO HR HBP
Joe Turcotte110003951111400
Mike Musumeci 4101061332200
Total120104564431600

Royals

# Batting PA AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB BB HBP SF SO TB Sac RoE
12Bill Riggieri0522001000000000
22Scott Clouser0410000001004000
55Shane Legare0501100000001000
44Dan Copes0401200011000000
4Jordan Copes0501000000001000
10Josh Svoboda0400000000002000
3Rich Hilton0400000000004000
17Curtis Anthony0401000000000000
50Jesse Wilkinson0400000000004000
7Jay Botti0310000001000000
 Total4542463010130016000
Pitching IP W L S BF H R ER BB SO HR HBP
Shane Legare4000153111500
Bill Riggieri81003060001400
Total121004591111900