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July 25, 2013

Rowley Rams win battle of top ITL teams

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No runners graced the bases until the top of the fifth inning when Burnham slapped a single past second. But a stumble rounding second on what should have been a double from Marques found Burnham being gunned down at third to keep things scoreless.

Mike White had a two-out single past second in the bottom of the fifth, but was unable to advance as Ligouri hit into an out next.

Max Nesbit started the sixth inning off with a single out to centerfield, but did not advance. Ingraham started the bottom of the frame off with his big single, then stole second and came home on a scorched single out to center from Hunt. Koby Thibault sent Hunt home with a towering double out to deep center in the next at bat that gave the Rams some insurance.

White only allowed a walk (his first) in the bottom of the seventh to end the evening.

The Rams also beat the Mariners 7-3 in Manchester Tuesday evening,and White was feeling good about his season overall.

“We have so many pitchers on the team that I only have to pitch once every two weeks, so my arm is always feeling good,” said White. “We’ve had (Manchester’s) number all year. We’re right with them. We are going to see them in the playoffs and hopefully in the finals.”

“This is a great win for us,” said Wood, whose Rams stand in second place to the Mariners’ first. “Ryan Marques is one of the best pitchers in the league. He’s been around a long time, he knows what he’s doing, and he’s tough. But with the way things were going with Joe tonight, I felt pretty good too. He was dynamite.”

The Rams also kept an eight-game win streak going.

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