Monday, May 10, 2004
By Jerome Michaels
It's the reason why there's seven innings to a game, and that reason was quite evident Monday afternoon at Woodbury. In a Colonial Conference baseball game, the Gators from Gateway traveled to compete against the Thundering Herd. Having one of those seasons that they would like to play over, Woodbury provided those who were in attendance with a never-say-die play to the last at bat win. Needing two runs to send this game into overtime was never in the minds of the runners on base when Dirk Ranck delivered the hit that gave Woodbury the 6-5 victory.
Gateway had handed Woodbury a 9-2 defeat when they played two weeks ago. During that game, Woodbury just could not generate the offense to get them back in the game. During today's game, each team had an answer in a game that got exciting in the top of the sixth inning. With the game tied at three apiece, Gateway's Myles Manel delivered a solo homerun that gave them the lead back. But heading into the bottom of the seventh inning with two out and the bases loaded, Ranck came through with the clutch hits that cleared the bases for Woodbury's one run upset.
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