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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Bond has Big Day in Sweep of Milford

  • Hawley Post 311 picked up a double-header sweep on Saturday, claiming the first game in the bottom of the seventh on a Marcus Bond walk-off single to win 6-5.


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  • Hawley Post 311 picked up a double-header sweep on Saturday, claiming the first game in the bottom of the seventh on a Marcus Bond walk-off single to win 6-5.
    The Toros won the second game 5-3.
    Game One
    Danny Skibber got the starting nod and went 6 1/3 solid innings, allowing just two earned runs.
    Hawley trailed 2-0 until the fifth when they crossed the dish three times on RBIs from Skibber, Chris Duff, and James Goetz to take the lead 3-2.
    Milford responded in the top of the seventh, scoring three runs to take back the advantage, setting up a rally in the bottom half of the final frame.
    Duff led off the inning with a single and swiped second. Erik Pulkkinen worked a ball-four base-hit, and Duff scored on a double-steal when Pulkkinen was caught in a run-down.
    Facing two outs in the books, and still down by a run, the Toros’ Cameron Wolfson worked another walk and Mike Henry and David Ortiz smacked singles to load up the bases.
    Marcus Bond stepped into the batter’s box and after a lengthy at-bat, smoked a single through the infield on the ninth pitch he faced, scoring Wolfson and Henry in the process.
    Hawley racked up eight hits in the game with Ortiz collecting two.
    Duff, Bond, Goetz, Wolfson, Henry, and Skibber all had one.
    Pulkkinen was the winning pitcher, coming in for relief of Skibber who allowed just two earned runs.
    Game Two
    Milford again jumped out to the early lead, scoring two runs in the first and holding a 2-1 advantage until the bottom of the fourth.
    Wolfson and Henry both landed safely on first by working walks to get the inning started. Ortiz laid down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners up, and then Bond came through with another big hit for a single to score two runs.
    In the bottom of the sixth, it was Bond who again came up big at the plate for Hawley.
    After a Henry single, Marcus roped a shot to deep right center for a RBI double.
    Pulkkinen started the game on the hill and recorded his second win of the day by going five innings, striking out five, and allowing just two earned runs.
    Ortiz earned the save, closing out the final two frames and giving up no hits.
    Duff and Bond both collected a pair of hits. Bond also added three RBIs, a stolen base, and scored once.
    Goetz and Henry each had a hit and a run scored.

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