The Doubledays fell last night to the Staten Island Yankees by a 3-2 score. The Yankees won the NYPL title, sweeping the best-of-three series. Nonetheless, Auburn had a fine season.
Auburn led 1-0 after six innings as Eric Fowler allowed only 4 hits and 1 walk, while striking out six. Sean Shoffit tripled and scored for the only run of the game to that point. In the seventh, Jesse Litsch came on and gave up a run on a leadoff double, a groundout and a sacrifice fly. The Doubledays re-took the lead in the top of the eighth on a run-scoring double from Matt Cooksey, but Paul Phillips surrendered single runs in the bottom of the eighth and the bottom of the ninth and that was that. Ryan Patterson doubled and singled twice in 5 plate trips, but the Doubledays could not get the big hit and left 12 runners on. The boxscore is here, but there's nothing quite like #2JBrumfield's BBRadio call of the last innings.
Your Three Star Selection
Third star - Matt Cooksey, RBI double
Second Star - Ryan Patterson, 3 hits
First Star - Eric Fowler, six shutout innings
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