Game Stories - Majors 70

A's Edge Cards in Thriller, 10-9 (June 4)

On a rainy Sunday night, the New England OB/GYN Athletics held off the Tri State Fire Protection Cardinals by a score of 10-9 to advance to the semi-finals of the Majors playoffs.

The A's offense got going in the top of the first, scoring three runs, on consecutive hits by Dante Zermani and Tommy Lampert, followed by Antonio Zermani reaching on an error, and a 2-run single by Josh Lacey.

The Cards answered with two runs in the second and three more in the third. In the second, Tyler Ulwick and Aidan Falvey drew walks, and were eventually driven in by William Massa. In the third, Anton Crawford and Nick Hart-Nibbrig singled, and were driven in on a deep double by slugger Tobei Nakajima. William Schlesinger drove him in to give the Cards a 5-3 lead.

The A's responded in the top of the fourth, however, taking the lead for good with five runs. Consecutive hits by Antonio Zermani, Austin Curtis, Lacey, and Will Fuller, followed by one-out singles by Carson Muse and Luke Travaglini gave the A's the 8-5 lead.

The A's would add two more much-needed runs in the top of the fifth, on singles by Dante Zermani and Lampert, and a fielder's choice by Antonio Zermani.

The Cards cut the lead to 10-9 with three runs in the fifth, with Crawford and Hart-Nibbrig scoring on a single by Schlesinger.

A's pitcher Antonio Zermani retired the first two batters in the bottom of the sixth, before yielding to closer Sam Kritzman, who ended the thrilling game with a strikeout.

Links to Majors 70 game stories:   (All Leagues)

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June 3 White Sox outduel Marlins
May 31 A's Top Red Sox in Seesaw Battle, 7-5
May 29 Battle of the Hose: Red Sox defeat White Sox
May 29 Marlins pitching quiets A’s bats!
May 24 Marlins defeat Diamondbacks
May 24 A's Hold Off O's 6-3, on Big Fourth Inning
May 23 White Sox Rattle The Diamondbacks
May 19 A's Double Up Diamondbacks 8-4
May 19 Marlins 1st inning sets tone vs Red Sox
May 18 A's nine run first sinks ChiSox
May 13 A's Emerge in Late Innings to Top Red Sox
May 12 Cardinals Fly Off with Win vs Dodgers
May 11 A's Top Diamondbacks 4-2
May 11 Red Sox Prevail in Pitchers Duel
May 10 Comeback Cards Win the Battle of the Birds
May 10 Marlins swim away with a close win
May 8 Orioles Outlast Dodgers
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May 7 Red Sox Hold Off Dodgers
May 7 Cardinals Hook Marlins
May 4 A's Down Orioles in Tight Pitcher's Duel
May 3 Dodgers blank fish
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May 1 Marlins come out swinging vs Athletics!
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