The Saint John Alpines had a meeting at the mound in the bottom of the seventh inning facing Moncton FisherCats first baseman Mike Bisceglia with two runners on in a tie game. The debate: walk Bisceglia and face center fielder Steve Thorne, or take their chances with the first baseman.
They took their chances, and paid the price.
Bisceglia singled home Pat Godin with a hot shot to second and became the hero, propelling the FisherCats to a 2-1 win at Kiwanis Park on Sunday.
Bisceglia singled off of pitcher Pete Shaw, who pitched the seventh inning in relief of starter Ryan Arsenault.
Arsenault pitched six good innings, giving up a run on five hits, but took a ground ball to the left shin in the sixth. He finished the inning.
Shaw took the loss, giving up three hits and the game.
FisherCats reliever Luc Daigle got the win, pitching a spotless seventh. Starter Simon Boucher went the first five innings, and settled down well after a rocky first. He sat down his last twelve batters in a row, including four in a row by strikeout.
Glenn Marks started the sixth, giving up a double out of his three batters, and Steve Aube cleaned up that mess, getting Yves Parent to ground out to finish the inning.
The Alpines scored in the first off two walks and a single, as shortstop Adam Clark came across in the initial frame. The FisherCats tied the score in the fourth, with an RBI groundout from Mark Deveaux, scoring Serge Vautour.
Moncton evened their record to 4-4 on the season, while Saint John fell to a league-worst 1-9.
The FisherCats take the field at Kiwanis next Sunday for Father’s Day, taking on the Charlottetown Islanders. First pitch 7:05, and the grand prize is a rocker recliner from Leon’s! Enjoy some intense New Brunswick Senior Baseball League action with your father next weekend!