Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

August 20, 2013

P-Rays edge Braves in 11 innings

Staff report
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PRINCETON — Coty Blanchard drove in David Garcia with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning, leading the Princeton Rays to a 2-1 Appalachian League victory over the Danville Braves in front of 439 spectators on Monday night at Hunnicutt Field.

Princeton scored first in the third, with Danville tying the score at 1-1 in the sixth.

Garcia started the Rays’ 11th inning rally by reaching on a one-out throwing error by Danville shortstop Johan Camargo. He moved to second on a wild pitch by Dakota Dill and scored on Blanchard’s single to center field.

Braves starter Andry Ubiera issued a bases-loaded walk to Hunter Lockwood with two outs in the third inning, bringing Elias Torres home with the game’s first run.

Danville’s Joseph Odom doubled in the sixth and scored on a two-out single to right by Connor Lien to tie the game 1-1.

It stayed that way until the 11th.

Isaac Gil picked up the win in relief, while Dill took the loss.

Jacob Faria started for Princeton, allowing two hits and one run in six innings on the mound. He struck out five and walked none. Mario Fernanded worked four innings of two-hit baseball, with Gil entering in the 11th.

Dill was the fourth Danville pitcher. The Braves’ staff struck out 13 Rays.

Princeton out-hit Danville 8-5. Torres led Princeton with two hits. Odom had the only extra base hit, the RBI double in the sixth.

The Braves play their final game of the year in Princeton today at 7:05 p.m. The league is idle on Wednesday. Princeton hosts Bristol and Eliza-bethton over the following six days to conclude its home schedule.

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At Hunnicutt Field

Danville...............................000   001  000  00  —  1  5  1

Princeton............................001   000  000  01  —  2  8  1

Andry Ubiera, Richie Tate (5), Tyler Brosius (8), Dakota Gill (10) and Joseph Odom, Carlos Sanchez (11). Jacob Faria, Mario Fernandez (7), Isaac Gil (11) and Armando Araiza. WP —Gil (3-2); L—Dill (1-1). HR—none. Att—439.