Service Master scores three in seventh to down Fatty’s
Published 12:00 am Friday, June 13, 2008
By RYAN ARENA
Always rivals during the prep season, Riverside and John Curtis’ summer league teams went at it one more time on Wednesday in a back and forth affair.
This time, Curtis-based Service Master was able to keep Riverside-based Fatty’s restaurant winless in Second district play this summer, scoring three runs in the seventh to break a tie and emerge with a 8-5 victory.
Fatty’s (2-4, 0-3) pitchers walked seven batters, a problem further damaging due to five errors defensively.
“The bottom line is, if you don’t catch the baseball, you have no chance to win,” said Fatty’s Restaurant Coach Britt Waguespack. “You give a good team five outs instead of three, it’s going to beat you.”
Austin Vicknair’s two-run double in the second inning helped Fatty’s take a 3-2 lead. Service Master responded with two runs in the third inning. Fatty’s tied the game at four in the bottom of the fifth, then took the lead when Justin Newbauer’s suicide squeeze bunt brought in Ashton Perret for the go-ahead run.
Service Master tied things up with a run in the sixth, however, then broke things open to win in the seventh. Fatty’s couldn’t answer in the inning’s bottom half.
“We’re scoring runs, then giving them right back,” Waguespack said.
Vicknair finished 2-for-4. Jake Roussel and Chase Bazile each collected two hits as well.
Ritchie Terrio (1-1) went 6.1 innings, and took his first loss of the summer.
“He threw real well. He threw well enough to win,” Waguespack said. “It was a second good outing this summer for him.”